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Bday Dinner Reco in Chelsea/West Village

ashin Jan 14, 2014 11:02 AM

We are celebrating my sisters 34th birthday this coming weekend and will be in the Chelsea/West Village area. Any restaurant suggestions? I am thinking $$. I have already looked into L'Atrusi and Montmartre as options, but wanted to find something that might be a little less expensive but delicious. I am looking more at restaurants that have seafood (oysters/clams/fish) and type of cuisine I am looking towards french, italian, american. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

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    Lacrosse_Gastronomic RE: ashin Jan 14, 2014 11:08 AM


    1. zeeEats RE: ashin Jan 14, 2014 11:32 AM

      Jeffrey's Grocery fresh seafood (same restaurant group as Montmartre);

      Could also look into: Rosemary's, Rafele, Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen, The Marrow, Otto, Little Owl

      1. Ttrockwood RE: ashin Jan 14, 2014 01:42 PM

        Bar pitti

        This thread is nearly your same question:

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          eastofthemississippi RE: ashin Jan 14, 2014 01:50 PM

          There is the Cookshop/Red Cat/Trestle on 10th trifecta in that area for New American.

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            thegforceny RE: ashin Jan 14, 2014 03:00 PM

            All the [very good] suggestions here seem to be about the same price range as L'artusi and Montmartre. You just can't get 'cheap' oysters/clams/fish. Nor should you want to; quality suffers.

            If you need to go down a tier, you'll have to go towards red sauce pasta places, ethnic, Chinatown.

            Did you ever check out any of the options in your first chowhound post last year?


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              loratliff RE: thegforceny Jan 14, 2014 05:01 PM

              Agreed, the only exception to this would be Fish on Bleecker Street. It doesn't have a ton of ambiance and isn't trendy, but I've had plenty of good meals there.

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              Simon RE: ashin Jan 14, 2014 06:13 PM

              i like the Bar Pitti idea: i'd order this:

              -- two of their excellent soups or a salad to share to start
              -- split a pasta,maybe linguine w/ clams or the lobster pasta if they have it
              -- split the grilled spigola -- a delicious whole fish
              -- share a dessert

              that makes a thoroughly yummy seafood-focused bday meal and bizarrely economical for NYC...and, tell the waiter it's your sister's bday...

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