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Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Where to eat nearby

If you've spent a day relaxing in plush theater seats and enjoying some of the nation's newest, acclaimed films, it's a pretty sure bet that you've worked up a hearty appetite. Even if you've filled up on popcorn, treat yourself like a movie star to some of Tribeca's great eateries.

Note that most of these downtown restaurants are small, crowded and tend to fill quickly -- try to make reservations in advance.

Añejo TriBeCa

If you need to drink away your sorrows
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If you need to drink away your sorrows after a sad film, Añejo TriBeCa is the place to drown your tears in a margarita. Its signature drink is the Mexican Firing Squad, made with Tapatio Reposado, house grenadine, fresh lime and mole bitters. Sit outside with a guacamole trio featuring unique ingredients like tomatillo, pepitas, pineapple and more. (301 Church St., anejotribeca.com)

American Cut

If you're a solo moviegoer, the bar at
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If you're a solo moviegoer, the bar at American Cut is the place to have a hearty meal without the single-diner judgement. Order a whole steak and sides for yourself or scale down a bit with the off-menu burger, made from a unique beef blend, topped with gooey, creamy beer cheese and served on a soft bun made in-house. And of course, don't forget the popcorn shrimp (during happy hour) for a gourmet movie snack. (363 Greenwich St., 212-226-4736, americancutsteakhouse.com)

Bubby's TriBeCa

If you like your food like you like
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If you like your food like you like your films, festival style, Bubby's is your spot for non-stop eating: breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight meal. You're visiting for American comfort food re-vamped for the downtown palate, think fried chicken with roast fava beans and burnt ends and General Tso's chicken meatballs. Save room for pie and sundaes. (120 Hudson St., 212-219-0666, bubbys.com)

Zucker's Bagels and Smoked Fish

For a quick bite between films, check out
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For a quick bite between films, check out this classic New York bagel spot featuring some of the best breakfast sandwiches in town. Here, it's all about spreads and schmears on fluffy hand-rolled, boiled bagels -- you really can't go wrong with Kalamata olive cream cheese topped with belly lox. If you prefer a warm sandwich, a classic bacon, egg and cheese (BEC) is the way to go. (146 Chambers St., 212-608-5844, zuckersbagels.com)

Khe-yo

Laotian-inspired Southeast Asian cuisine is served alongside French
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Laotian-inspired Southeast Asian cuisine is served alongside French wines and Asian-inspired cocktails at this trendy TriBeCa restaurant. Visit with your entourage to split small and large dishes like bamboo grilled ginger quail, whole caramelized sea bream and wok-fried lobster with pea shoots and rice sheets ala pad see-ew. For food paparazzi, this is #foodstagram heaven. (157 Duane St., 212-587-1089, kheyo.com)

Kaffe 1668

If you need to refuel to keep those
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If you need to refuel to keep those eyes open during yet another film, this chic coffeeshop and café is your spot. Dark enough to pass for a movie theater, here you can grab a single-origin espresso and a pastry and chat about your latest screening at a communal table. (275 Greenwich St. & 401 Greenwich St., kaffe1668.com)

Bouley

If you want to pretend you're at Cannes
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If you want to pretend you're at Cannes Film Festival, or just prepping to get to the French seaside, you'll want to indulge at this luxe French restaurant by esteemed chef David Bouley. On the $125 three-course tasting menu you'll find dishes like his signature Porcini flan with Alaska Dungeness crab and black truffle dashi and organic Long Island duck with Indian reservation wild rice, wheat berries, black dates and Hudson Valley hand milled polenta. Go for the $85 wine supplement and don't hesitate for a $75 addition of shaved truffles ... you're dining like a movie star. (163 Duane St., 212-964-2525, davidbouley.com)

Almond TriBeCa

Enjoy a light bite during the festival at
Photo Credit: Almond

Enjoy a light bite during the festival at Almond with dishes like lobster sausage, roasted chickpeas with sheep cheese and radicchio and citrus marinated olives. (186 Franklin St., 212-431-0606, almond.nyc)

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