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Where to (get drinks and) Watch the Debate Tomorrow?

Hello!

Does anyone have suggestions for bars/venues in the East Village or elsewhere in lower Manhattan to watch the first presidential debate?

Thanks!

Nicola

Oct 02, 2012
nyc711 in Manhattan

Recommendations for a Stellar/Atmospheric 33rd Birthday Dinner in Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn (no Midtown)?

Hi everyone--those are all excellent ideas! I think actually ALL of your suggestions are spot-on. Thank you!

I've never been to Hearth, but it is one of my friend's favorites for her birthday. Locanda Verde is so delicious, but does get a bit crazily packed sometimes. Dressler is wonderful, and I love the Good Fork, when I can trek out there. Certain restaurants, like Traif, I've never heard of; nice. I will do a little background research on all of these, and will post again what I've narrowed it down to.

Thank you again, everybody!

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Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Jul 07, 2010
nyc711 in Manhattan

Recommendations for a Stellar/Atmospheric 33rd Birthday Dinner in Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn (no Midtown)?

Hello!

I'll be celebrating my 33rd birthday in July, and am looking for a great restaurant recommendation. My eyes have been on Blue Hill, Eleven Madison and Le Bernardin (never been to any of these), but since I'll be eating with four to five other people (including freelancers, a writer, and artists), who probably can't (or shouldn't!) swing it, I have to rein in my price range.

So! I'm looking for a place with great atmosphere (Lupa seems too busy/hectic; Marlow and Sons is tasty, but a bit hot and cramped) and special (maybe even sensuous!) food, something more involved than the usual moderate dinner out and possibly a step up from these places. A fairly reasonable tasting menu or a few unusual or exquisite items to share would be exciting (I've done Perry St., which was okay, if a bit sober, cuisinically...). I'm not much of a beef/fois gras eater, but I'm open to great places. Italian, new American, something with a raw bar, lighter/southern French fare--anything really!

Also--I'd prefer not to make anyone schlep to midtown on a Sunday, so southern Manhattan and anywhere in Brooklyn (I live in Cobble Hill) is ideal.

I know this is a bit broad, but I'm stumped to find something special and fun, and possibly offer a few new food experiences to people that won't cost $150 per person....

Many thanks, in advance!

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Blue Hill
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

Jun 30, 2010
nyc711 in Manhattan

Hip, moderate-priced places in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, or Park Slope?

Thank you all for these suggestions! I've been to a few, such as Buttermilk Channel, Al Di La (mmm), Hibino. I really liked Bocca Lupo, though the few times I went in before eight, it was crowded with lively children (nothing against kids, mind you! But it was a little zoo-y). I've never had food at Clover Club, so that's great to hear. My friend had mentioned Side Car once--something about oysters?

I heard that Fort Defiance will be serving a more complete menu. Does anyone know if their doing that yet?

Oct 02, 2009
nyc711 in Outer Boroughs

Hip, moderate-priced places in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, or Park Slope?

Hello Chowhounds!

I'm meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow (Friday), and I'm just stumped for a new place to go to (I live in Carroll Gardens).

I love Frankies, and have enjoyed Vinegar Hill House, but other than that, I don't have a favorite place in my area (something similar to Frankie's, with cheap dishes and good salads, and the great, bustling-but-still-romantic atmosphere).

I'm not into the meat-oriented places, alas (i.e., Char No. 4, which seems hip-ish). I also have several favorite go-to restaurants in Williamsburg--Diner, Marlow & Sons, Zenkichi, Dumont, D.O.C. Winer Bar, Bonita, Dressler (if I'm feeling splurgey).. Does anyone have any suggestions for parallels to these places in my neighborhood or the surrounding ones?

Thanks for any tips! I'm sure there are a bunch of places I am overlooking.

Oct 01, 2009
nyc711 in Outer Boroughs

Good restaurants near Gordes (in Provence)? Also, Cévennes/Lozere Eating Recommendations?

Wow. That place looks Amazing! Thank you so much.

Jun 25, 2009
nyc711 in France

Good restaurants near Gordes (in Provence)? Also, Cévennes/Lozere Eating Recommendations?

Hello Chowhounders. My boyfriend and I (I'm American; he's French) are traveling a bit in Provence and the Cévennes starting around July 9. In Provence, we will be staying at the Mas du Loriot, not far from the village of Gordes. We'd like to have a nice place for lunch and dinner lined up, and are looking for something special or unique; local produce and regional cuisine, regional wines. Does anyone have any recommendations for lovely restaurants (or farmhouses?) to eat at in the area?

Also, we'll be staying in a couple of (albeit, modest) places in the Cévennes: Le Régordane www.regordane.com/index.html in Prévencheres and the Auberge de Moulin in Ste. Énimie, which looks like a sweet little town. We've been reading about farms or other places where you can stop by to have lunch, but I can't seem to find any places listed near where we'll be. We'll be driving and hiking about a lot, so any Cévennes eating recommendations are quite welcome!

Many thanks in advance!

Jun 25, 2009
nyc711 in France

Perry St. for dinner on Christmas Day. Good choice? Any other suggestions?

Ah--phew. That's reassuring! I figured the food would be all right, but I wasn't sure if I was 'missing' something about dinner there.... Thank you so much!

Dec 24, 2008
nyc711 in Manhattan

Perry St. for dinner on Christmas Day. Good choice? Any other suggestions?

It's a bit last-minute, but a few friends and I have just made dinner reservations at Perry St. for dinner on Christmas Day. It seemed very easy to make them, so it raises a few eyebrows.

A few other places we were interested in (including Allen & Delancey, Lupa) were either booked up or not open on Christmas. My question is: Is this a decent choice to spend some $ for an elegant Christmas dinner? I've never been to Perry St. before, and hope my guests aren't disappointed. I still have twenty-fours to change my reservation if anyone has other last-minute suggestions!

Many thanks, in advance!

Dec 23, 2008
nyc711 in Manhattan

Help! Places to Send Guests Between Wedding and Reception in Manhattan

I think the bride and groom and leaning toward the W Hotel bar. Thanks for the help!

Aug 31, 2006
nyc711 in Manhattan

Help! Places to Send Guests Between Wedding and Reception in Manhattan

Those are great suggestions! and I love Cafe Sabarsky..

Aside from the Beekman, what would be best hotel bar/lounge to recommend? How is the UN Plaza hotel?

Aug 28, 2006
nyc711 in Manhattan

Help! Places to Send Guests Between Wedding and Reception in Manhattan

Help!
My friend is having a wedding this Saturday in Manhattan. The ceremony will be at a church near 90th and 1st Ave at 4 p.m. and the reception, at 49th and 1st Ave., does not start until 7 p.m, unfortunately.

I am in charge of finding a good place for guests to hang out (have a drink, a snack?) until the reception starts. Does anyone have any ideas?

The bride and groom were thinking that a place closer to the reception would be best, but they're open. There will be about 80 guests at the reception, but we won't need to accommodate all of them.

I think I need to pick something by Wednesday or Thursday, so that they can make small flyers with the suggested places. Thank you kindly for any suggestions!!

Aug 28, 2006
nyc711 in Manhattan