Food

A Dozen Nearby Places to Eat After Your City Hall Wedding

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What could be more festive (or cost-effective) than a Peking duck dinner?

After you’ve tied the knot, it’s time to get something to eat. While Chantal Martineau will be offering you some restaurant wedding packages tomorrow in our 10 Best series, here’s a simple annotated list of good places to eat chosen by their proximity to City Hall. Some provide fast food, while others sling sit-down formal grub. All are within easy walking distance.

Distance: 0.13 miles
1. Carl’s Steaks
79 Chambers Street (between Broadway and Church Street)
212-566-2828
Nothing better or faster than a Philly cheesesteak to fill you up and get you started on marriage’s long road. Good fries and chili, too. [cheap]

Distance: 0.24 miles
2. Les Halles
15 John Street (near Broadway)
212-285-8585
This place provides steaks, too, of a more effete variety than Carl’s, and the ancient connection with Anthony Bourdain creates a bit of foodie glimmer. [expensive]

Distance: 0.27 miles
3. Pakistan Tea House
65 West Broadway (between Murray and Warren streets)
212-571-1122
The very modest spot with only a few tables whips up some good Punjabi curries, with
some of the best tandoori breads in town, and many vegetarian options. [cheap]

Distance: 0.27 miles
4. Blaue Gans
139 Duane St (between West Broadway and Church Street)
212-571-8880
Kurt Gutenbrunner’s ode to Austrian comfort food is plenty of fun, and the delicious Viennese pastries are an added wedding plus. [expensive]

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Goat curry with all the trimmings

Distance: 0.27 miles
5. Nam
110 Reade Street (near West Broadway)
212-267-1777
An artsy Vietnamese that pays attention to festive platings as well as piquant flavors, Nam is a mainstay for downtown foodies. [moderate]

Distance: 0.30 miles
6. Petite Abeille
134 West Broadway (between Duane and Thomas streets)
212-791-1360
The “Little Bee” is a Belgian joint, with a comic-book motif and excellent moules frites in several permutations, plus lowland specialties like vegetarian stompf. [moderate]

Distance: 0.37 miles
7. Landmarc
179 West Broadway (between Leonard and Worth streets)
212-343-3883
This hideaway is good for both steaks and seafood, but also mounts a menu of meal-size salads, and not as an afterthought, either. [expensive]

Distance: 0.40 miles
8. Peking Duck House
28 Mott Street (between Mosco and Pell streets)
212-227-1810
A full Cantonese menu is available here, but wouldn’t a whole Peking duck in its usual ritual presentation make a delightful wedding banquet for you and your witnesses? [moderate]

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The Harrison offers some splendid outdoor seating.

Distance: 0.48 miles
9. The Harrison
355 Greenwich Street (at Harrison Street)
212-274-9310
This stylish restaurant features an outdoor seating area opposite Washington Park, and a menu of rich comfort food with a Yankee emphasis. [expensive]

Distance: 0.49 miles
10. Thalassa
179 Franklin Street (between Hudson and Greenwich streets)
212-941-7661
Thalassa (“Sea”) is a Greek seafood spot with exceptional whole fish and all the little meze (small dishes) that make Hellenic dining a delight. [expensive]

Distance: 0.50 miles
11. Great NY Noodletown
28½ Bowery (at Bayard Street)
212-349-0923
The city’s premier Chinese duck shop (don’t miss the “roast pig”) is cheap and open late, and it’ll make virtually no impact on your dowry. [cheap]

Distance: 0.62 miles
12. Adrienne’s Pizza Bar
54 Stone Street (near Broad Street)
212-248-3838
Cobbled Stone Street is one of the most picturesque parts of the Wall Street area, and Adrienne’s offers excellent wood-oven pizzas and a great selection of light Italian fare. [moderate]

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