Restaurants and other goodies in NYC

Old Oct 1st, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Add the Second Avenue Deli to your list. http://www.2ndavedeli.com/
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Old Oct 1st, 2013, 09:29 AM
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You might consider adding the 2nd Avenue Deli to your list. It would meet your budget constraints and is great food. http://www.2ndavedeli.com/
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Old Oct 1st, 2013, 12:14 PM
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The halal trucks are bad? I saw people lined a few dozen deep waiting for one.

Grimaldi's Pizza near 20th is really, really good. It's next to the Limelight.
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Cornflake cookies at Momofuku Milk Bar in the East Village, indescribably delicious. I still can't get them out of my mind and it's been 14 months.
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I hesitate to give advice mainly cause I am not getting a sense of your taste, but I had a dinner the other night that was very reasonable and very, very delicious. If you are willingn to get there early (before 6pm) you should be able to get a table at ABC Cocina. Smashing looking place, casual, srumptious food of all types and many size portions. I think you might be wowed!

Their sibling around the corner is also excellent; both are open for lunch with somewhat appreviated menus. I think the lunch Menu at Cocina is the better of the two.

https://www.abchome.com/abc-cocina/

Dinner menu at ABC Cocina:


https://www.abchome.com/wp-content/u...new-salmon.pdf
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 08:19 AM
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ekscrunchy - I think you are right - it looks awesome
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has anyone used the savored app??
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Old Oct 4th, 2013, 08:04 PM
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A place that is on my list of reliably good and reasonably priced dinner establishments in Manhattan is Cibo at 767 2nd Ave at 41 St. It is only a couple blocks east from Grand Central and very easily walkable from your place. (are you staying at the Mansfield?) Cibo's prix fixe menu is well within your stated range. Nice ambiance and good service, never had anything there that was not well prepared. I stumbled on it several years ago and have been back many times and recommended it to several people who gave it good marks. www.cibonyc.com.

The Brazilian rodizio / churrascaria thing is sort of a fad in decrescendo. Some are quite good, most are overpriced.

As for the halal trucks - I got a nasty case of food poisoning there that really cramped (pun intended) the whole trip.
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 04:51 AM
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Definitely be careful with the food trucks. If you look carefully you can see which ones handle their food properly and which have a LOT of business - so you get something fresh.

I stick to pretzels and beverages unless it is one of the upscale movable trucks that has full refrigeration equipment.
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 07:16 AM
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thanks for the top nytraveler!!
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I vote Economy Candy over Dylan's Candy Bar. Less commercialized!!

Also, if you are stopping at FAO Schwarz, FAO Sweets is inside and large.

Big Gay Ice Cream in Greenwich Village has awesome, awesome ice cream!

If you want American food near your hotel - Junior's. I know it is a touristy thing, but we were just there this weekend and ordered burgers, cheesecake and egg cream. It was all massive portions and delicious. We also ordered a kids meal and our bill only came to $57 before a tip.

Carmine's is supposed to be good Italian food, but VERY large portions and not sure on the price point.
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Levain Bakery at 167 W 74th St, if you are on that part of the Central Park for awesome cookies. 4$/piece and I doubt you will eat one on your own directly. A real treat.

Eileen's Cheesecake at 17 Cleveland Pl has some really nice dessert, too.

As to the food trucks, one that's definately worth a recommendation is the Halal Guys at 53rd and 6th Avenue of the Americas.
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