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Bar Bao on UWS

Unfortunately, I am pretty sure that BarBao is closing. That space is up on the market and supposedly a lot of the staff has jumped ship.

http://ny.eater.com/archives/2010/01/...

Jan 18, 2010
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West Village Bar

I really enjoy Blind Tiger in the West Village, but it might not be great for crowds because it is fairly small. However, they do have a great selection of beers (both on tap and bottled). Fiddlesticks can be fun too, but the crowd tends to be full of younger NYU students if that matters to you. It's much larger than Blind Tiger.

Dec 29, 2009
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cooking classes at new school?

I second the recommendation for ICE. They have a lot of classes and different kinds of cuisines. The quality of the class you take will vary depending on the instructor and your classmates, but I have always enjoyed myself at ICE. The most recent class I took was Asian Surf and Turf, and I also signed up for the Bacon class in February (both with Dan Stone).

http://www.iceculinary.com/

Dec 29, 2009
nyu_uws in Manhattan

UWS Restaurants

Rain is gone. It was replaced by Bar Bao, which is actually very tasty. Try the duck hash and the pork belly.

Mar 30, 2009
nyu_uws in Manhattan

Inexpensive W 80's Lunch Spots

Sido has a good falafel - it's very fresh and herbaceous tasting in comparison to a lot of the other falafels I've tried around the city. They also make a really good fatoosh salad (the Middle Eastern equivalent of panzanella/bread salad).

French Roast is ok, but I wouldn't say it's anything special.

Soup Stop up in the 80's on Columbus has some nice soups and paninis. It doesn't have a huge seating area but when the weather is nice out there are some tables they put outside and there are a few tables in the restaurant. Hummus Place in the 70's on Broadway or Amsterdam has really good hummus and some reasonably priced items.

Mar 30, 2009
nyu_uws in Manhattan

flatiron district

Casa Mono is not quite Flatiron but is a nice place for tapas by Gramercy Square Park on Irvington. Boqueria is another great option for tapas (I believe it's at 19th and 6th) but isn't quite Flatiron either. The problem with both of the above is that quarters are tight and the restaurants get pretty loud during prime dinner hours. Waits can also get outrageous. Allegretti is a very good option for nice Mediterranean French right in Flatiron. Gramercy Tavern is a little south of Madison Square Park and Flatiron proper, but is very family appropriate, somewhat upscale and delicious.

Feb 28, 2009
nyu_uws in Manhattan

Best on the Upper West - please help

I would agree with Will4Food that Kefi is where you should go. The food is totally reasonably priced and delicious, although it does get very crowded almost every night. If you are looking for a casual quick lunch then hit Shake Shack behind the Museum of Natural History. The burgers and milkshakes are well worth any wait. Dovetail is actually next door and is a good place to go for a nice dinner. We have also tried West Branch and my one caveat is that the food there comes off as very heavy, but is also very good.

Feb 28, 2009
nyu_uws in Manhattan