Serafina NYC

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Serafina- Here, There, Everywhere

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  • scene: Europeans, ladies who lunch and people with strollers during the day; night-time varies by location
  • sip: Pinot Grigio, Peroni, Pellegrino
  • savor: Focaccia di Sofia; chicken Milanse; pasta Al Pacino; chicken paillard
  • sit: With a girlfriend or two to wind down after shopping; with a group of couples at night
  • spend: $$
  • address: Various locations
  • website: www.serafinarestaurant.com

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Westville… A Gem of the West Vill (along with East Vill, and now Chelsea)

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  • scene: If you are lucky enough to grab a table, you will be surrounded by your West Village neighbors and students
  • sip: No booze, but wine and beer are offered
  • savor: Daily Veggies, Turkey Chili, Greek Salad
  • sit: With budget-conscious friends, a casual date
  • spend: $
  • address: Multiple - 210 W 10th St, off of Bleeker
  • phone number: (212) 741-7971
  • website: www.westvillenyc.com

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Dame Dame Mas(farmhouse)

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  • scene: Downtown cool - local foodies who are both fashionable and in the know mixed with some special occassion diners
  • sip: Enticing cocktail list (Mas Champagne, please), and an extensive wine list hitting all sorts of budgets
  • savor: Not too many misses... Fresh seasonal offerings, Yellowfin Tuna l’Occidental, Steamed Zucchini Blossoms, Pan Roasted Salmon
  • sit: The main dining room is where you want to be above the roof off to the side. Bring a date, parents, or your significant other for an impressive birthday/anniversary
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 39 Downing St. (near Bedford)
  • phone number: (212) 255-1790
  • website: masfarmhouse.com

The Odeon: Bright Lights, Small Appetite

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  • scene: Tribeca families and people on dates
  • sip: Wine, specialty cocktails
  • savor: French fries...
  • sit: This is a place for locals really; it is not remarkable enough to bring out of towners, its better suited as a go-to when you can't decide where else to go and are not in the mood for any specific type of cuisine
  • spend: $$
  • address: 145 W Broadway (between Duane St & Thomas St)
  • phone number: (212) 233-0507
  • website: http://theodeonrestaurant.com

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Recette – “Recipe” for a Cozy Dinner

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  • scene: West Village represent! Unpretentious mix of downtown dining ladies, casually dressed young couples, and business men with loosened ties.
  • sip: A small, fairly creative cocktail list and reasonably priced wines.
  • savor: Cod fritters, heirloom tomato salad w/ mozzarella and crab, halibut, sweetbreads.
  • sit: Great spot for a date or to catch up with someone you haven’t seen in a while. Try for a table by the windows so you can watch the West Villagers go by.
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 328 West 12th Street (@ Greenwich St.)
  • phone number: (212) 414-3000
  • website: recettenyc.com‎