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Nyu laguardia place location dinner with husband

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Debbie2408 Jan 14, 2013 11:33 AM

I am meeting My husband for dinner wed nite after a conf at NYU laguardia pl. would like a reasonable romantic Italian or French restaurant that we will not have to wait hours. I would love il mulino, sigh, but too pricy for a weeknight quick little dinner. Any ideas greatly appreciated!

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    tex.s.toast RE: Debbie2408 Jan 14, 2013 11:38 AM

    Ive never been to Il Mulino, but had a meal at Emilio's Balato over the summer and feel like it might strike the note youre looking for.

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      RCC RE: Debbie2408 Jan 14, 2013 11:58 AM

      You can try to walk in at Minetta Tavern.

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        Desidero RE: Debbie2408 Jan 14, 2013 02:02 PM

        Check out Vin et Fleurs on Thompson near Spring. It's only about a 5 minute walk from Laguardia. Another option is Jean Claude on Sullivan St., between Houston and Prince.

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          Riverman500 RE: Desidero Jan 14, 2013 02:09 PM

          2nd Jean Claude.

          Le Philosophe at 55 Bond Street is new and I think the chef came from Jean Georges. I haven't tried it yet though.

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            peter j RE: Riverman500 Jan 15, 2013 11:09 AM

            I do like Jean Claude but (based on a single visit) I think Le Philosophe is better, perhaps as good if not better than Benoit for traditional bistro fare. I loved the pig's trotter with lentils and the Tournedos Rossini with seared foie gras. The chocolate mousse was simple but delicious, embellished only with a thin layer of passionfruit curd and some hazelnut crisps. I do plan to return and sample more of their offerings.

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          foodwhisperer RE: Debbie2408 Jan 15, 2013 09:18 AM

          Il Cantinori or Da Silvano.

          1. iluvcookies RE: Debbie2408 Jan 15, 2013 09:34 AM

            DH and I like this place, Trattoria Spaghetto on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine, a short walk from laguardia place. Good weeknight dinner, pastas under $15, not too bright and reasonably quiet.

            Menu and pics on the website:
            http://trattoriaspaghetto.com/

            1. Motosport RE: Debbie2408 Jan 15, 2013 11:38 AM

              Otto is just across the park. Make a res and you won't have to wait.

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                Debbie2408 RE: Debbie2408 Jan 16, 2013 04:37 PM

                Well I have to say we did something totally different, walked around the corner and ate at Cuba restaurant. We enjoyed it, and are going to make meeting in nyc a monthly thing. I will definitely keep your recs for next month.

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