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beachpack Jan 31, 2014 09:01 AM

I don't want to be a Scrooge but we are not into having the tv on at dinner and would like to find a casual place for dinner on Sunday evening.
Any suggestions?

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    thegforceny Jan 31, 2014 10:12 AM

    Toro
    Trestle on Tenth
    Scarpetta

    Lots of places don't have TVs

    1. ttoommyy Jan 31, 2014 12:11 PM

      There are many nice restaurants in NYC without TVs. What is your budget? What part of the city? What kind of food?
      Would the tavern room at Gramercy Tavern foot the bill? There is no TV there.

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        beachpack Jan 31, 2014 12:22 PM

        Probably $$ is our limit.

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          rrems Jan 31, 2014 08:20 PM

          What does $$ mean? Please use numbers, and specify the amount for food only, as beverages can vary tremendously. I don't understand how anyone can even try to answer such a vague question.

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          H Manning Jan 31, 2014 12:22 PM

          Blue Ribbon Brasserie or Bakery

          1. Ttrockwood Jan 31, 2014 03:23 PM

            Neighborhood? Budget? "Casual" could mean anything from shake shack to gramercy tavern...
            Unless it is a sports bar or something similar you are unlikely to find a tv with the game. First few that come to mind:
            I trulli
            Ssam bar
            Totto ramen
            Co (in chelsea)
            ABC kitchen
            Uncle boon's

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              beachpack Feb 1, 2014 06:16 AM

              Thanks for your feedback. We have decided to go to 5 Napkin Burger and steer clear of the TV's. I was looking for a casual place for my 20 something son's birthday and his girlfriend.

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                coasts Feb 1, 2014 07:31 AM

                for what it's worth, 5 Napkin has gone downhill. my last two visits there were awful to the point where I won't return. dry burgers, expensive appetizers, and all totally unremarkable.

                seems like the kind of place that would play up the Superbowl. how'd you reach this decision?

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                  beachpack Feb 1, 2014 07:35 AM

                  My son suggested it. Oh dear.

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                    coasts Feb 1, 2014 07:38 AM

                    well, it's his birthday. the buffalo chicken sandwich is better than the burgers.

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