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Dinner tomorrow in meatpacking/chelsea area

daynasch Nov 16, 2012 10:12 AM

Going for drinks on 9th between 18th and 19th. Looking for someplace reasonable to go to for dinner around 8:30 pm. Any recommendations?

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    kathryn RE: daynasch Nov 16, 2012 10:48 AM

    How many people?

    What cuisines do you like?

    What is "reasonable" to you? Can you give a per person figure for food only?

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      daynasch RE: kathryn Nov 16, 2012 10:58 AM

      No Indian. Reasonable is $25 and under per main entree. Going for drinks at Bathtub Gin to start. Any recs you can give I would appreciate.

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        thegforceny RE: daynasch Nov 16, 2012 11:12 AM

        Rocking Horse Cafe
        Trestle on Tenth


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          kathryn RE: thegforceny Nov 16, 2012 01:22 PM

          NB to the OP: Recette & Txikito are small plates places, so the bill can add up there. Recette is also very cramped for parties of 2, unless you sit at the bar.

          Scarpetta's entrees are around $30+ so will be too expensive, I think.

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      alepenazzi RE: daynasch Nov 16, 2012 01:06 PM

      If you like italian, there is one brand new restaurant right next to buddakan at chelsea market, they opened a week ago.

      It's called Giovanni Rana, I went last sunday for brunch and we really loved it.
      True, simple, authentic italian dishes and the most expensive entree is 25$.

      The ambience is nice, rustic in a nice "chelsea market" way. Great appetizers and pastas.
      It all tastes 100% italian.

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        barberinibee RE: daynasch Nov 16, 2012 01:50 PM

        If you like moules & frites, there is Petite Abeille at 44 W. 17th


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          rrems RE: daynasch Nov 16, 2012 02:03 PM

          Jeanne & Gaston

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            arepo RE: rrems Nov 17, 2012 05:58 AM

            I second rrems suggestions

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