Resturaunts in NYC

Oct 8th, 2003, 10:54 AM
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Resturaunts in NYC

I will be traveling with a group of 4 women to NYC Nov 13-16. We will be staying at the Rennaissance Times Square and seeing Cat on Hot Tin Roof on Sat. eve. We will be having brunch at Tav. on Green on Sun. for the experience. Besides that we haven't made eating plans. Would love to hear some suggestions for deli lunches and dinner. We prefer midpriced and American, Italian or Mexican food. Would love to go to places with great atmosphere. Last year we ate at Joe Allen's and enjoyed that type of meal and place but we are very flexible. Thanks for the input! Also, are the Christmas decorations out at this time-store fronts, etc.?

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Oct 8th, 2003, 11:02 AM
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The Christmas decorations usually don't go up until after Thanksgiving.

The Carnegie Deli has its fans and its detractors. I think it is a good place for a New York experience. Carmine's is good if you're willing to go for family style Italian.
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twnzmom, the reason you aren't getting much of a reply to your last four posts is because this subject has been beat to death.

Do a search and it will answer your questions.
Oct 8th, 2003, 11:37 AM
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Further to GoTravel's suggestion to "do a search" if you're a new poster you may not realize you can type subjects in the text search box above that will bring up previous posts with the same /similar questions. So if you're looking for delis in any area of NYC, try typing NYC AND delis. If you want to be near your hotel, try typing delis in Times Square. Because so many people stay in Times Square, there's TONS of rest info in that area on this board.

Foley's Fish House is IN your hotel & often recommended for good food & great views of Times Square. Consider trying Becco for Italian food on the same street as Joe Allen (restaurant row). They have a special $21.95 pasta dinner. For Mexican, there's Hell's Kichen on 9th ave & 46-47 but it gets very crowded. Not sure they take reservations. Virgil's BBQ is another popular, inexpensive choice in the neighborhood. Try Sam's on 45th st for a burger for lunch.

No Xmas decorations til Thanksgiving.
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Since you liked Joe Allen's you might also like Angus MacIndoe's, right next to THE PRODUCERS on 44th. It was opened by the guy who was the maitre'd at Joe Allen's, and despite the name is very "American" in menu. The above mentioned Sam's also has a very "Joe Allen" feel to it and similar food and atmosphere.

Last night we ate at Jack Rose on the corner of 47th and 8th at the recommendation of one of the "local" posters. It was excellent and has the roomiest atmosphere around -- really well spaced tables and the added benefit of a roaring (gas log) fireplace set in a stone wall at eye level. It has a really varied menu and my steak last night was superb, following fantastic roasted tomato soup with goat cheese crouton. Also very good prices.
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Oct 8th, 2003, 05:45 PM
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Lots of threads on this topic --- here are a few that'll provide you suggestions for restaurant in Manhattan. And fyi, I'm speaking from ignorance, however I don't know if Mexican cuisine would be one of my top choices for New York City.

>Hot lunch Spots in NY City<

>New York City Deli's<

>Restaurants in Manhattan<

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Oct 10th, 2003, 09:10 AM
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And if those previous threads are insufficient, here are yet MORE posts to review for places to eat in NYC.

>Looking ofr the final word on bagels, hot dogs in NYC<

> Restaurants close to Lion King/Hairspray<

>NYC - Theater District Restaurant<

>NYC Dinner /Drinks Help near Theatres<

>NYC Restaurant Locations - Need help in mapping out where to eat while exploring the City<

>NYC Restaurants - Help!<

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Just writing to back up JBX on his assertion that you don't go to NYC for good Mexican. I can report that one of the worst Mexican meals I ever ate was in Manhattan (some joint in Midtown, highly recommended by the concierge at the Marriott Marquis-- it was abysmal). You're much safer with Italian or American.
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Oct 10th, 2003, 09:29 AM
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We've had manu bad Mexican food experiences in Manhattan also, but like Chango on Park Av South. It's a step up from the typical Mexican place.
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I must disagree with the above. There are many excellent Mexican restaurants in Manhattan, owned by great people from south of the border. Mexican Radio is my personal favorite. Yes, one must be more discerning, but it's worth the effort.
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Oct 23rd, 2003, 10:49 PM
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A couple of good delis to consider would be Katz's and Second Avenue Deli.

For great Italian food I would advise going to Mulberry St. in Little Italy. I have eaten at IL Cortile before and would highly recommend it. It is a little on the expensive side though. Mulberry St. is lined with many restaurants and cafes.

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I love Katz's Deli. Their pastrami is the best. It's a real New York institution.
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