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Restaurants near City Hall

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Restaurants near City Hall

Hi

I posted this in the New York forum and was politely told to post in the NYC forum.

My daughter is getting married in NYC, and my wife and I would like to take the couple for a great meal the night before.

We are staying on East Broadway, Hotel 91, and was looking for suggestions for a great meal for the four of us

It does not have to be extra fancy, but would love to take them for a meal that will be memorable for all the right reasons, not just for the price of it.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

As was pointed out,I will add that we love any kind of ethnic food, as long as it is delicious and well prepared, from Italian to Korean, to Ethiopian.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

City Hall is very close to Chinatown. I don't know how you would define memorable but that is a matter of personal opinion, hopefully someone on TA can come up with a better answer than mine. It also depends on how you define near. Not far is the Financial District that has some good choices but not knowing what you have in mind, hard to point you the right direction.

Check out chowhound.com, menupages.com and other food blogs.

If you are familiar with Anthony Bourdain and French fits into your idea of ethnic, his Les Halles is within walking distance.

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2. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

Not much nearby but dim sum. You can experience some of the best at...

Dim sum go go

Num wah

Golden unicorn

For some nice Italian and everything else take a walk to east village

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3. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

Your question is very odd - what does City Hall have to do with anything?

It isn't as if your hotel were close to City Hall, and certainly that isn't where civil marriages take place. So why are you bringing City Hall into this equation?

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4. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

It's easy to get around NYC. Please don't limit yourself to staying near city hall the entire time :)

For the night before the wedding, think about going somewhere romantic and special, with a particular ambiance and cuisine that appeals to the couple. Proximity to city hall should not be the deciding factor.

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5. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

I work in the City Hall area. One thing that you have to understand is that most of these restaurants cater to workers on their lunch breaks, as this is not a very residential area. For a good quick lunch, I can direct you to lots of places. For a romantic and special dinner - not so much.

That said, there are subways, buses and cabs that can take you all over the city in search of a special meal.

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6. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

There are no good places around that area as any places to eat are serving tourists that are not looking for good meals and people that work in that area that are looking for the food to be served fast, for breakfest or lunch. Quality takes a back seat. A back seat way in the back around City Hall.

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7. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

Actually, there are several places within easy walking distance that would work.

Atera may be more of a foodie destination than what you're looking for, but it's one of the most memorable restaurants in New York: foraged food meets molecular gastronomy.

http://ateranyc.com/

Your hotel is spitting distance from the Fat Radish, which is a lovely space with a very hip clientele:

http://thefatradishnyc.com/

Cafe Katja is a small but lovely Austrian restaurant nearby, quite romantic, imo. It just reopened after a much-needed expansion:

http://www.cafekatja.com/

Sorella does very good Italian (Piedmont) small plates:

http://www.sorellanyc.com/

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8. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

The hotel is in Chinatown. If you want some Asian food, there are dozens of very good places that are not at all expensive but the settings are also mostly pretty basic. Joe's Shanghai, New Malaysia and Buddha Bodai are some of the places that get very good food ratings. Amazing 66 is one of the nicer looking places with decent food.

Bacaro and Fat Radish are 2 places that are close to the hotel that aren't Asian. I've not been to either but Bacaro, a Venetian style wine bar looks very nice and Fat Radish, a British gastropub gets very good reviews.

Bacaro

http://www.bacaronyc.com/menu.htm

http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/bacaro/

The Fat Radish

http://thefatradishnyc.com/

www.menupages.com/restaurants/the-fat-radish/

Bario Chino is a Mexican restaurant that's very attractive and apparently not easy to get a table.

http://www.barriochinonyc.com/

www.menupages.com/restaurants/barrio-chino/

The lower east side is the neighborhood north of your hotel and there are loads of restaurants there. Apizz is a lovely, small Italian that's very nice.

http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/apizz/

Bistro Les Amis in Soho has a 3 course prix fixe for ~$30.

menupages.com/restaurants/bistro-les-amis/

It would be a pleasant walk or take a taxi.

And then there's Spina on the lower east side that moreffmiles has been raving about for a while that gets great reviews. You could get there by bus or taxi if you didn't want the walk.

http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/spina/

map

http://goo.gl/maps/Esqjm

If you want to have a look yourself for what's around the hotel, map it on

maps.google.com

and then click on 'search nearby' and type restaurants or if there's a particular kind of food you want, write that. I really don't think you need to just stick by the hotel.

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9. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

Sorry didn't see you Crans. ;)

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10. Re: Restaurants near City Hall

Fat Radish, Spotted Pig, Dirty Pierre, the Redhead, the hooligan... Who is naming all those british gastopubs? Are these the owners descriptions?