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“Character and good food”
Review of Fanelli's Cafe

Fanelli's Cafe
Ranked #51 of 864 Nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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pennsylvania
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Character and good food”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had a great meal at this restaurant. We were seated in the back room near the window - great seat to watch people. The waitress was very nice and informative. We tried some of their specials and they were really good. The prices are really reasonable. Also, this place is old so it has a lot of New York character. We'll go back.

Visited September 2012
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Canberra
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Interesting cafe/bar”
Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a very interesting and old style cafe/bar. It's a good place to have a few drinks at the long bar with the friendly people who hang out there. The food and drink prices are reasonable for SoHo. It's also a good place to go for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks or an early evening meal. We had pan-seared salmon with mash, spinach and mushrooms, and meatloaf, gravy, mash and mixed vegetables. The salmon dish was very good and the meatloaf dish was good.

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Here and There
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Place to End an Evening”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Fanelli's Cafe was the perfect find after day-to-evening sightseeing. Low-but-not-too-dark lighting and the tin ceiling create a warm, easy-going ambiance. A long bar fills the main area, and we got a table for two at the additional sitting area beyond, denoted by a quaint little sign over a narrow entryway. There one wall of full windows looks out on the street.

The food is simple, made well and a good value. My pan-seared salmon entree with real mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms with spinach was $15. The service was friendly and responsive. Wheat and white breads and butter were brought out right away; they were a bit dry at 9 o'clock at night but tasty enough.

The women's room bearing scrawled messages of the sages who visited before you is efficient as an airplane's, but I like that sort of thing.

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Rartian, NJ
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236 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Friendly Old Style Pub”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

In the midst of all the trendiness and upscale stores is this quaint antique bar/restaurant. The place is very welcoming and relaxed with a nice selection of sandwiches, burgers and beers. The service is attentive. The prices are reasonable as well. It's a good spot to grab a bite and rest after shopping.

Visited September 2011
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely sandwiches”
Reviewed November 30, 2010

Stopped here after walking for what seemed like hours and had lovely sandwiches. It was packed but we got a table in the big and while it didn't look like much from the outside the food was excellent, as was the service.

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