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Inexpensive, casual dinner and drinks near the Bowery Ballroom

RebelWithaCause Feb 28, 2013 08:57 AM

Looking for something that is literally less than a 5 min walk from. Coming from the UES (not that it really matters if the restaurant is North or South or East of West of the Bowery).
Italian or American is preferable as I am with a super picky eater..

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    roze RE: RebelWithaCause Feb 28, 2013 09:16 AM

    Emporio on Mott has a nice happy hour with $4 wine and beer and free snacks at the bar from 5:00- 6:30.

    Rubirosa is also nearby for delicious pizza...although a bit pricier than a regular pie.

    One Mile House is right next door to Bowery Ballroom and has a great beer list and usual bar fare.

    Obviously I would suggest Congee Delancy for cheap food and drink very close but it doesn't sound like you enjoy Chinese food.

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      kathryn RE: RebelWithaCause Feb 28, 2013 09:53 AM

      L'asso, perhaps? Bread?

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        RebelWithaCause RE: RebelWithaCause Feb 28, 2013 10:24 AM

        Rubirosa was my first though. Can't get a reservation and don't want to go just to be turned away.
        I enjoy Chinese, but my guest probably won't :(

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          Barcelonian RE: RebelWithaCause Feb 28, 2013 11:15 AM

          Parm? Lombardi's? Bowery Diner?

          Did you call Rubirosa? They hold most of their tables for phone reservations so you may be able to get a table if it's not a Friday or Saturday.

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            RebelWithaCause RE: Barcelonian Feb 28, 2013 12:07 PM

            Yes I called Rubirosa and Parm is another unreliable one.

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