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Where I eat in Manhattan - updated for 2012

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Again, not necessarily a "best-of" list, just a decent reference point from a 40-something foodie couple who live and work in lower Manhattan.


Diner: Hudson Diner (W. Vill), Waverly (Gr. Vill), Amelia’s (Hud Sq.)

Everyday Italian: Arturo’s on Houston (Gr. Vill.), Pane Panelle (TriBeCa)



Mid-range Italian: Aurora SoHo, Morandi (W. Vill.), Crispo, (Gr. Vill.), Bar Pitti (Gr. Vill.) , Lupa (Gr. Vill), Tiro A Segno (Gr. Vill)

High end Italian: Pepolino (TriBeCa), Da Silvano (G.V.),

Value: Mooncake Foods (SoHo, + 2 locations), Café Noir (SoHo), lobster at El Paso (Houston St, Gr. Vill)



Indian: Banjara (E. Vill), Brick Lane (E. Vill), Chola (UWS)



Burgers: The Gauchito burger at Estancia 460 (TriBeCa), Corner Bistro (W.V), BLT Burger (G.V.), Broome Street Bar (SoHo), Aquagrill (SoHo)

Sandwiches: Faicco’s (Bleecker St, Greenwich Village), Katz’s (E.V.), Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich (NoLIta)

Pizza Slices (Manhattan): Pizza Box, Joe’s (Carmine St),

Pizza Pies: Arturo’s, Spunto, Kesté (Carmine St) (All G.V.), Motorino (E. Vill) These are all very different pizzas.

French: Buvette (W. Vill), Orsay (Upper East Side), Bistro Les Amis (SoHo), Cercle Rouge (Tri), Balthazar (SoHo), Pastis (MPD)


Greek: Stamadis (Not Manhattan, Astoria), Parea (Flatiron), Snack (SoHo), Pylos (E.V.)



Chinese: Suzie’s (G.V.), Mandarin Court for dim sum (Chi), Wo Hop (Chi)


Asian: Mooncake Foods 

(SoHo)

Spanish: La Nacional (W.V./Chelsea), Despaña (SoHo)



Spanish Tapas: La Nacional, Tia Pol (Chelsea), Boqueria (SoHo +1), Despaña

, Txikito

Basque: Txikito (Chelsea), Quinto Pino (Chelsea)

Latin: Mancora (Peruvian,E. Vill), Tauro (Hudson Square, weekdays, lunch only)

Latin fusion: Taka Taka (Japanese-Mexican, SoHo)



American: Ditch Plains (Gr. Vill), Minetta Tavern (G.V), Blue Hill (G.V.+1), Daisy May’s (Mid W.), Blue Smoke (Flatiron), Eleven Madison Park (Madison Pk)



Steak: Wolfgang’s (SoHo or Park Ave), Minetta Tavern 



Euro-inspired American: Extra Virgin (West Village), The Odeon (Tri), Union Square Café 



Fish: Aquagrill (SoHo) 



Raw: Giorgione (Hud Sq, better shucker here), Aquagrill (SoHo)



Pub: Mr. Dennehy’s (Gr. Vill), South’s, Walker’s (Tri), Broome St Bar (SoHo)

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