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Restaurants & Bars 2

5 Ninth

Jonathan Saw | Jun 4, 2004 03:57 PM

ADVISORY: FRIENDS OF MINE ARE PARTNERS IN THIS RESTAURANT. I HAVE NO STAKE IN IT OTHER THAN MY FRIENDSHIP WITH THEM.

Just stopped by last night and the place has a great vibe and feel. There's a back patio and a couple levels.

I only got a chance to have one starter "Peas and Bacon" which was a great dish with pureed peas, sugar snap peas, fava beans and regular shelled peas with thick cut bacon. Wow! Fun and unexpected. The "Lobster 5 Ninth" that my friend had looked great and the "Cuban Sandwich" was SO SO Good... something about the pickled jalapenos in it just brought it over the edge, along with good quality bread, meat and cheese.

The service is also friendly and knowledgeable, which is refreshing after so many places, especially in the meatpacking district usually have one or the other (or neither).

I hear they want to keep the crowd "cool and hip without attitude" a nice upscale place to hang with friends, which is exactly what it felt like.

Have every intention of going back but would love to hear what other hounds (who don't have any stake in the place friendship or otherwise) thought of the food and the ambiance. Prices are approx. 10-15 for starters and mid-20s for entrees.

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