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Where we eat in NYC, updated for 2013

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If you're planning a trip to New York, you could do a lot worse than to use this as a base for a dining guide.

This is not necessarily a "best of" list. Rather it's a good idea of where two native, married (m-f) NY'ers, tend to have their everyday meals and a few splurge places mixed in.

Enjoy!

Diner: Hudson Diner (West Village); Waverly (Greenwich Village)

Everyday Italian: Arturo’s on Houston (G. V.); Porto Bello (G. V.)

Mid-range Italian: Aurora SoHo; Picolo Cucina (2 in SoHo); Crispo, (G.V.); Bar Pitti (G.V.); Eataly (Flatiron)

High end Italian: Pepolino (TriBeCa); Da Silvano (G.V.); Tiro A Segno (Member req’d, G.V.)

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



Indian: Indian Taj (buffet lunch, G.V.); Brick Lane (E. Vill); Chola (Upper West Side)



Burgers: The Gauchito burger at Estancia 460 (TriBeCa); Corner Bistro (W.V); Aquagrill (SoHo); Café Noir (SoHo)

Sandwiches: Faicco’s (eggplant parm, Bleecker St, G.V.); Katz’s (East Village); 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 (Astoria); Snack (SoHo); Pylos (E.V.);
The Greek (TriBeCa)

Chinese: Uncle Ted’s (G.V.); Mandarin Court for dim sum (Chinatown); Wo Hop (Chi)


Asian: Mooncake Foods; MeKong Vietnamese Rest. (SoHo)

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



Spanish Tapas: La Nacional; Txikito; Tia Pol (Chelsea); Boqueria (SoHo +1); Despaña (SoHo, Jackson Heights); Sala 19 (Flatiron)


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

Latin: Mancora (E. Vill); Tauro (Hudson Square, weekdays, lunch only); Lupe’s (SoHo)

Latin fusion: Taka Taka (SoHo)



American: Ditch Plains, Blue Hill (G.V.+1); Daisy May’s (Mid W.); Blue Smoke (Flatiron); Butterfly (TriBeCa)

Steak: Wolfgang’s (SoHo or Park Ave); Novecento (SoHo)



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); Slane (G.V.); 79th St Boat Basin (UES)

Also: Marina Café Tiki Hut (Staten Island); Corner Taverna (Astoria); Pizza Wagon (Bay Ridge); Bar Veloce (G.V.); Lupa (G.V.); Otto (G.V.); Pastis (MPD); Balthazar (SoHo); Befonte’s (Red Hook)

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