Mariott Downtown - where to eat nearby?

Sep 7th, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Mariott Downtown - where to eat nearby?

for our last night we tried our luck with Priceline, we picked 'downtown area' and managed to get The Mariott Downtown (West St) for US$200 + taxes
good price - the hotel has good reviews but the location looks drab - is it?
can anyone recommend a restaurant for both lunch and dinner in the area?
is there anything to do around there in the evening or is it mainly busy during the day?

thanks
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Sep 7th, 2009, 03:42 PM
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Not drab at all! Views of the Statute of Libery. One of my very favorite restaurants in NYC is Moran's at 103 Washington Street just behind the Marriott. Great food and great history - the owner was someone who went out to find survivors on 9/11. I was there in Fall '01 for a fundraiser for the firefighters who responded. The young daughter (maybe 11?) of the owner sang "God Bless America" a cappella and it was one of them most moving experiences I've had. There are many poignant pictures posted in Moran's... Besides history, good food for both lunch and dinner. Depending on how much you like to walk, you are in walking distance of both Chinatown and Little Italy... lots of choices there!
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Sep 7th, 2009, 04:28 PM
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oh thats so good to hear - i thought it was stuck near wall st buildings and offices...thanks!
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Sep 7th, 2009, 04:34 PM
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Sep 7th, 2009, 04:38 PM
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You are also near the World Financial Center which has a number of restaurants on outdoor terraces with views of NY harbor near the Winter Garden. I can't vouch for the cuisine, but the views, especially the sunset, can be lovely.

http://www.worldfinancialcenter.com/

Another place nearby on the water that is also more about the view--fabulous sunset-- is Gigino in Wagner Park:

http://www.gigino-wagnerpark.com/
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Sep 8th, 2009, 03:30 PM
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I think you need to read this http://www.fodors.com/world/north-am...wer-manhattan/ The area is filled with things to do and see from shopping to sightseeing. It's where Manhattan really started in colonial times. The Federal Reserve tour is evidently quite good but must be booked. Don't know what day of the week this is though and obviously weekends are out.
http://www.newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/ny_tours.html
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Sep 8th, 2009, 04:38 PM
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Thanks for all the links guys!
very informative - very helpful!
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Sep 10th, 2009, 12:52 AM
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You are also near Tribeca which has lots of restaurants and shopping.
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Sep 10th, 2009, 04:32 AM
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thanks! sounds like a good choice then...will let you know how we get on!
we're flying out from Sydney tommorow morning!
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