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Need a Good Spot in Lower Manhattan for a Holiday Office Party

Oh, the subways: as of yesterday, the #1 teminated at Chambers St; the 2-3 ran as usual (stopping at Fulton & Wall). The C stops at 34th street, but the A runs all the way down stopping at Fulton. Can't answer for the others

Nov 11, 2012
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Need a Good Spot in Lower Manhattan for a Holiday Office Party

On Stone Street, about 1/2 of the restaurants are open; many others have posted signs indicating months before they will re-open; some (e.g. on Front Street), have been destroyed. However, even those who are open, have suffered major damage in their basements, which is where many of the private rooms are located. So, you can call Harry's, 'cause they own the India House upstairs, The Growler, Beckett's, or Ulysses; believe me they would love your business. But while I support these restaurants, and wish them well, you may wish to reconsider the geo location.

Nov 11, 2012
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Great Chow in the Wall Street Area

I would agree with Cheeryvisage, but consider Wall & Water: It is very, very good with a great decor and ambiance (though, might be a bit quiet on Sunday night).

The general area, especially Stone Street (the street, not just the eponymously named restaurant) & Front Street have some very busy, interesting offerings which are extremely varied (e.g. Swedish, New Zealand (ish?), Italian, Steak, and, of course, Irish). If you wish to venture farther, the 'hounds can probably give you lots of other suggestions.

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Wall & Water
75 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

Jan 18, 2012
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Recommendations for post-marathon party?

I know this is a food blog, but logistics, esp in this case, does play a role. Not only do you have the marathon crowds, but both the Jets and Giants play that day (along with all the other NFL), so, while I am a BIG fan the Amsterdam strip are that dyrewolf recommends, all those places are usually PACKED on Sunday--sometimes not even a single seat, much less room for 20-30. I go to Cercle Rouge from time to time, and that could very well be the answer you are looking for. One other suggestion is to get on the 1 right there at 59th street (trans @ 42 to the 2 or 3) and go all the way down to Stone Street (x @ Wall Street) where there are about 10 restaurants of all types. Additionally, there is outdoor seating (the street is a pedestrian one) including picnic tables which can handle large groups. Many of the rests have heat lamps in case the afternoon chill becomes uncomfortable. Good luck in the run!

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Cercle Rouge
241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Oct 17, 2011
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Sunday Night Small Plates

These are all good suggestions, and would add two more: If you find yourself downtown, you might want to try either Vintry (on Stone Street near Willam) or L'oubli, (Suffolk & Houston). Both are very reachable by subway. Both offer small plates, so you can control the $$, but have very different vibe: Vintry is a very classy (yet not formal) place--part of Harry Poulakoukis enterprises downtown, and L'oubli is a very hot spot run by Ben DeMarchelier (son of Eric) on the LES. Please lets us know what you choose and give us a review. Enjoy!

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Vintry Wine & Whiskey
57 Stone St, New York, NY 10004

L'Oubli
188 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

Oct 17, 2011
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Dinner w/ a View

The above are all good suggestions; one (and maybe two) other(s): Terrace in the Sky (www.terraceinthesky.com) on the top of a building on the Columbia campus; absolutely outstanding views and terrific food and service. The other, and I give this reluctantly only because of the travel involved, would be the New Leaf Restaurant up in Ft Tryon Park; unique views and setting, and memorable food and service. Please let us know what you decide on, and how it all works out.

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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
1 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

Sep 23, 2011
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Lunch near Sixth Ave and Canal St?

Two additional choices would be: Cercle Rouge, 241 W. Broadway and Walker's 16 N. Moore (@ Varick); ought to be able to stay within your budget at both.

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Walker's
16 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013

Cercle Rouge
241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Sep 20, 2011
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UWS - Best Places in 90's and 100's?

These are v good suggestions; two additions: Bistro Ten 18 (www.bistroten18.com) right on A'dam and 110th. v decent, not-too-expensive tabs. When they have a special wine tasting night, it is worth going! Also, Terrace in the Sky (www.terraceinthesky.com) on the rooftop at 119th and A'dam. 360 views of Manhattan; can sit outside, but plenty of space under cover; try the Sunday brunch some really sunny day; tough to beat the view.

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Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

Bistro Ten 18
1018 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

Sep 15, 2011
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Good Pubs in Morningside Heights?

+1 for these 2!!

Sep 09, 2011
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Seeking brunch venue for 50 with private room...

One to check out would be Terrace in the Sky. ( www.terraceinthesky.com) Click on "events" and see if it fits your requirements. It is on the rooftop of a building on the Columbia U campus (w one of the best views on the planet!), and accordingly, they are well prepared to deal with academic functions. Their brunch is terrific, and I suspect your party will go WOW! about the view. Outdoor terrace, but the room is all glass covered. Don't know, of course, what the budget is, but take a look. In any event, please let us all know what do do, and how it all works out.

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Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

Sep 01, 2011
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Need Wedding Reception Restaurants with outdoor space or rooftop ASAP..Please Help

Here's two to try: New Leaf Restaurant (www.newleafrestaurant.com) up in Ft. Tryon, and Terrace in the Sky (www.terraceinthesky.com) on a rooftop of a building in Morningside Heights. Both have excellent food and service; go to the sites and hit either "events" or "weddings". A couple of the best views on the planet.

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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
1 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

Aug 09, 2011
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East Village 1st date drinks

Two suggestions, both on the geo cusp, but good. First, Otto (www.ottopizzeria.com) on lower Fifth Avenue. Can get very busy (and loud), but a good, "safe" place for drinks. Lots of postings here for the rest. A lot newer, and a bit more edgy, would be L'oubli, Suffolk and Houston, (I know, it's not in the EV, but what's a street amounst Hounds) www.loubligouretbar.com). Great small plates and drinks; bartender/owner/chef is very engaging, helpful and expert in all the makings of the food/drinks. Quiet early; blasting later ('till 0400).
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Otto
1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

L'Oubli
188 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

Aug 05, 2011
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need italian restaurant for cadet's first non-military meal in NYC

Agree with edwardspk and Motosport, but would add the uptown Carmine's, B'way @ 90th. A little less touristy, but still noisy and busy. Parking cheaper. www.carminesnyuc.com. Would add: Harry's Italian, 2 Gold Street, way on the other end of the island; big fav in the Fi Di because of the quality/price ratio. www.harrysitalian.com Can get v crowded in the evenings and the noise levels can be, uh, challenging. But the spirit and energy of the place is exciting. Please let us know what you choose and how it all works out.

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Carmine's
2450 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Harry's Italian
2 Gold St, New York, NY 10038

Aug 05, 2011
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DC Chowhounder Coming to NYC with Kids

Strong second to Adrienne's; but, more important, the location: 10 restaurants on a pedestrian block (Stone Street) including, per your post, a mexican option, Mad Dog and Beans (lives up to its name). Outdoor seating for all, (always appealing to the young diners) but plenty of indoor space in case of extreme heat or rain. Please let us know what you decide and how it all works out. (P.S. this may get me banned from the chowhound space, but you can take the Staten Island ferry over and back, with terrific views of lower Mahattan for a great price: FREE.)

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Mad Dog & Beans
83 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

Aug 02, 2011
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Lounge/Bar bites midtown and below.

Depending on how far south you wish to go, here are two additional suggestions: LES (Suffolk & Houston) L'oubli, (very funny if you catch the scene at 0400 hrs); bartender/owner/head chef will give you real insights to his offerings; real LES option esp if your guests are younger. www.loubigourmetbar.com. Also, the Vintry on Stone Street in the FiDi; www.vintrynyc.com. Great small plates and wine. Some beers, but more wine and spirits. Stone Street is a good dest for your post college friends--many choices (about 10 rests on one pedestrian street) to fit all tastes and budgets. Outdoor seating for each rest. Please give us a report on what you do with your diverse guests--it helps us all.

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Vintry Wine & Whiskey
57 Stone St, New York, NY 10004

L'Oubli
188 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

Aug 01, 2011
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108 street east side Manhattan

A little farther south, around 100th to 101 or so are 3 others: Yo in Yo out, which is French. Giovanna's (Italian), Moustache (mid-eastern). All are very small, very popular, though I have only tried them for brunch or dinner; no idea of how crowded they are at lunch. You have to check on their policy on credit cards. You would be pleasantly surprised at any of them, but they are all on top of that big hill just south of the subway stop and walking there could be tough for your friend. Short cab ride though.

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Giovanna's
1567 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

Moustache
1621 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

Yo In Yo Out
1569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

Jul 31, 2011
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For gazing purposes: Open kitchen for solo diner?

One newcomer with open kitchen seating is Brushstroke (www.davidbouley.com). Typical Bouley experience: flawless service, great food (and drink to match) and a breathtaking bill. Best of all, the M5 bus will take you door to (almost) door. And back. The cheap trans will ameliorate the sting of the food toll.

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Brushstroke
30 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

Jul 19, 2011
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Breakfast on Thursday close to The Met

Your original idea a good one, but the other ones, esp Cafe Sabarsky (opening time is the issue) are probably more memorable. I agree with Millefeuille on E.A.T (awfully $$ for break). Would add two more: Nectar (82 & Mad): traditional NYC diner (it will remind you of home) and Sarabeth's (90 or so and Mad). At the latter there can be a line, but not likely on a weekday AM. But Cafe S is something special.

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Cafe Sabarsky
1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Sarabeth's
1295 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

E.A.T.
1064 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

Nectar Restaurant
1090 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

Jul 19, 2011
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Late dinner in Battery Park area

The challenge in lower Manhattan is that if the traffic is light, restaurants that say they are open 'till 11, tend to start closing earlier (sometimes alot earlier); but here goes. The best of FiDi area (10-15 minute walk from BP) are SHO Shaun Hergatt on Broad and Wall & Water (name gives the location). Check their menus to see if they fill the bill, for they can deliver memorable meals. Another possibility is the Vintry on Stone Street; mainly wine, scotch and small plates. (Incidently, Stone Street, the street, not the saloon, is open VERY late; about a dozen restaurants and no one would call the food there extraordinary, but there is a long block with outdoor seating and alot of good people watching). Battery Gardens and Gigino are also very close by, but their food (and service) leaves ALOT to be desired. There are several steak chains in the area (Bobby Van's, Capitol Grill, etc.) if that is your bill of fare. None of these is more than a 15 minute walk from BP.

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Battery Gardens
State St and State Plz, New York, NY 10004

Gigino at Wagner Park
20 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004

Bobby Van's Steakhouse
25 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004

SHO Shaun Hergatt
40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

Capital Grille
120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

Vintry Wine & Whiskey
57 Stone St, New York, NY 10004

Wall & Water
75 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

Jul 07, 2011
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Nice place near Broadway and 77th

Agree with most all already posted (I'm in the minority on Telepan), but would suggest that you look into Ouest--if you order a la carte, you may be able to slip in under your budget, but the prix fixe menus are a steal. The circular booths are very cool. www.ouestny.com Please report back on what you decide to do and how it all works out.

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Telepan
72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

Ouest
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Jul 07, 2011
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Nice Sat. lunch/brunch near Met Museum?

You might include Demarchelier in your choices; one block east of the Museum (86 & Mad). www.demarchelierrestraurant.com. Very Gallic, but do understand the Met vistior requirements.

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Demarchelier
50 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

Jul 06, 2011
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Tall Order: Outside Sunset Dining- is it possible in Manhattan?

Andy T (Gigino's) and GoodGravy (Boat Basin) give good suggestions. The former has by far better food and a knockout view of the Statue. Food is good, but not remarkable. The latter offers simple fare: salads, 'burgers, etc. OK for what it is. The views of the river and NJ are spectacular, and it features many tables that are covered, but still have the views--in case of rain. Two others I would add: New Leaf Cafe in Ft. Tryon; very good view and terrific views over the park and east--but not necessarily the sunset (www.nyrp.org.) And, finally, Terrace in the Sky (www.terraceinthesky.com) on the rooftop of one of the Columbia University buildings. I have only eaten inside, but views from the terrace are unmatched. Both of these last two have much better food than the first two.

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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
1 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10027

Jun 14, 2011
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Last minute HELP! Need rec for hip Japanese food for this eve.

UES, guts is 100% correct; it is French/Asian fusion, which I figured you would pick up at the first glace at the menu. I posted it because many of our Japanese customers compliment us on picking the restaurant, 'cause I guess they get plenty of good sushi in Tokyo. Forgot to mention this in the earlier post; mea culpa.

Jun 09, 2011
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Last minute HELP! Need rec for hip Japanese food for this eve.

These are all good suggestions, and you can't really go wrong with any of them. One more would be Brushstroke--David Bouley's latest venture in Tribecca. Open table will tell you to come back in a year, but about a quarter of the tables were empty on our visit--so call. Very hip, but can be very, VERY expensive. If not on this trip, try it yourself and sit at the counter--very interesting to watch them prepare everything. Actually, you could also try SHO in FiDi; usually on summer Fridays, you can find space; excellent food, not so sure about the weekend "hip" factor.

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SHO Shaun Hergatt
40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

Brushstroke
30 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

Jun 09, 2011
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Wine Bar for Large Group

If the FiDi is a nabe you would consider, add Vintry (www.vintrynyc.com) to your list. Anyone there can help you but Ivan is the manager. It is one of the Poulakakos' family (Harry and Peter) restaurants, and they entertain groups about as well as anyone. If you decide on it, ask Harry to stop by; a real Greek (from Sparta) gentleman.

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Vintry Wine & Whiskey
57 Stone St, New York, NY 10004

May 23, 2011
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NYC trip for an el cheapo street vendor weekend - potentially Memorial Day

Most of these have web sites complete with their current location (many vary from day to day) and op hours: Bian Dang, Big D's Grub, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Bistro Truck, Cinnamon Snail, Coolhaus, Cupcake Crew, Cupcake Stop, Desi Truck, eddie's Pizza, Endless Summer Tacos, Feed your Hole, Joyride Truck, Catchkie Truck, Kelvin Natural Slush co., Korilla Food Truck, La Cense Beef Burger, Luke's Lobster Truck, Mexiccue, Mud Truck, Soouvlaki GR, Steak Truck, Treats, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. Please let us know what your try and your opinion. Good eats!!

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Kelvin Natural Slush
, New York, NY 10010

Bian Dang
New York, New York, NY 10001

Coolhaus
New York, New York, NY 10001

Bistro Truck
New York, New York, NY 10001

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
125 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

May 23, 2011
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Picnic in Central Park

Nooyawka makes a v v good point. But first the food suggestion: on the east side, Dean & Delucca is at 85th and Mad; you can get just about anything you need there and it will be excellent. Proceed into the Park and you can find some great spots near the Great Lawn with shade (can be important in July). And, best of all, there is a loo just as you enter the park at 85th. BTW, dunno when you are coming, but check out the NY Philharmonic schedule in CP; you might be able to double dip at a most reasonable price (free).

May 20, 2011
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Dog-friendly outdoor restaurants

Pier 1 is good, indeed, but I want to put the 79th Boat Basin Restaurant in the comp. Michael O'Neal just loves dogs (and patrons)! You can walk from one to the other and compare/contrast. Please let us fellow dog lovers hear your reaction(s)!.

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Boat Basin Cafe
W 79th St and Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10024

May 15, 2011
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Decent Eats Near Central Park & 60's

Check out the Express Cafe at the Loeb Boathouse. Outdoor picnic table seating, self service, ought to fit the bill. BTW, where did you eat at GCT? The downstairs foodcourt should have something for everyone and the connection to your train is alot easier. Anyway, good luck.

May 12, 2011
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Conversation-friendly place for food and drinks with a group?

I would think there is no prob with that, but they do host large gatherings from time to time, and that sort of thing can clog things up. Just call ahead a week or so in advance to check on that possibility. BTW you can reserve contiguous tables on Stone St (e.g. at Ulysses) by calling ahead. Wherever you end up, have a great time!

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Ulysses'
93 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

May 12, 2011
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