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Low key Birthday Dinner

MOREKASHA Apr 1, 2013 07:14 AM

I'm a newish dad and my face places have recently closed (Savoy, Little Giant) so I am totally out of touch. Looking for a low key, moderately priced place to have a birthday dinner w/the Mrs. Preferably downtown ( we live in UWS and MUST get out). Open to any and all suggestions but not limited to this fair isle.

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    Tommy D. Apr 1, 2013 07:21 AM

    Blue Ribbon Bakery
    Le Philosophe
    The Marrow
    Marc Forgione

    1. sgordon Apr 1, 2013 01:22 PM

      All the above are good, though "low key" isn't the first phrase that comes to mind for ACME. Marc Forgione is fantastic but a litte pricier than Savoy or LG, as is Hearth. Both great places - I find Forgione a little more creative / fun, personally.

      Off the isle, check out Convivium Osteria in Park Slope - homey, a little romantic (especially if you get a table in the wine cellar), great hearty Portuguese/Italian cuisine. In the same neighborhood Rosewater is always nice for New American eats. Up in Williamsburg, maybe Dumont, Dressler, or Gwynnet Street?

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        foodwhisperer Apr 2, 2013 10:59 AM

        I second Convivium Osteria, its pretty much under the radar and fantastic.
        Since the OP didn't specify any particular type of food, I will recommend Lavagna, Pepolino , Da Andrea( both Italian)
        Louro ( not sure if that is low key and moderately priced)
        Greenwich Grill
        Blau Gans

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