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Quietest options for Restaurant Week?

Fida Jul 15, 2013 05:56 PM

I was just looking at the RW website - and, by the way, does anyone agree with me that it's an awful website? Why aren't there better options for narrowing a search? Why isn't there a way to print a condensed list onto 2-3 pages? Why is the site telling me there are 3000 participating Manhattan restaurants?

Anyway, I'm looking for any suggestions as to the quietest of the excellent restaurants. Especially if you can think of any in the Gramercy area - say 13th-24th, between Park and Second.

The quietest nice restaurant that comes to mind for me is Telepan.

  1. ttoommyy Jul 16, 2013 03:59 AM

    Not in the 'hood you requested, but I nominate Lincoln Ristorante for quiet and civilized with great food and top-notch service.

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    1. re: ttoommyy
      Fida Jul 19, 2013 05:29 PM

      Thanks. Can't believe no one else chimed in, but thanks for bringing Lincoln to my attention, since it wasn't on my radar.

    2. Phil Ogelos Jul 20, 2013 12:49 PM

      Every resto that's participating in RW has a stack of booklets listing all the other participants, and categorised every way you can think of (except, perhaps, sound levels.)

      1. f
        Fida Jul 23, 2013 06:35 PM

        Actually, Phil, the only ways that the booklets are categorized seems to be neighborhood and cuisine.

        And thanks about Lincoln. I'll keep it in mind for the future, but for the moment, their menu looks uninteresting.

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        1. re: Fida
          Phil Ogelos Jul 23, 2013 07:27 PM

          How further would you categorise them, fida, apart from noise levels?

        2. f
          Fida Jul 31, 2013 12:56 PM

          Just wanted to mention that Telepan was wonderful. I have to admit it wasn't as quiet as I remembered, but it was all right, the menu was a good one for RW, providing considerable choice, the food was great, and the service was prompt without being intrusive.

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