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Your favorite reasonably priced restaurant in Manhatten....

Your favorite reasonably priced restaurant in Manhatten....

Old Oct 25th, 2004, 03:53 PM
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Your favorite reasonably priced restaurant in Manhatten....

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Coming to New York and need great restaurants for a great price. I know NYC can be expensive but I know you all have favorite places to eat that are not in my books with 5 dollar signs next to them. If I have one more book tell me that the under $20.00 a plate meals or okey I am gonna scream! Under $40.00 a plate would be great (but I know I live in a dream world) it is just that I would rather spend my money on a great show then a $75.00 a plate meal. Lunch or dinner ideas. We will be traveling mainly in Midtown and lower Manahttan. You all are awesome and do not laugh at my question. Thank again!!!
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 05:22 PM
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If you are up for italian, one of my favorites is "Patsys" on W. 56th St. Great southern italian dishes at normal prices. Check out their website.
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 05:25 PM
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I love Haveli, and Indian restaurant in the East Village.
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 05:37 PM
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We love Jones (Great Jones Caf&eacute in the Lower Eastside. It is consistently delicious. It's kind of a funky place but in a good, adventurous way. Mmmm sweet potato fries

http://www.greatjonescafe.com/index.htm
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 06:10 PM
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Love Great Jones!

Also Duke's at 19th & Park behind City Crab for good burgers, sandwiches, mac & cheese! Yum!
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Old Oct 25th, 2004, 06:50 PM
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For good CHEAP Italian, I have always loved Soto Cinque on 3rd Ave and 29th St. There's also Coppola also on 3rd and 26th, great Italian there, and right in your ballpark.

For an amazing meal try Mindao, which is an all you can eat Japanese Buffet, (we will be there on Thursday night), it's $25 including desert. It's on 32nd between 5th and Madison. Lunch there is also all you can eat and it's $14.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 12:54 AM
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L'Ecole (the restaurant of the French Culinary Institute) and L'Acajou
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 03:08 AM
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La Mangeiore on 2nd Avenue at 54th. Very good French food (Provencal) in a pleasant setting. The Prix Fixe dinner at $28 is a real bargain. However, going a la carte isn't that much worse.

If you go to www.menupages.com, you can see the menu, by neighborhood, for many Manhatten locations.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 04:53 AM
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If you'll be near the theatre district, try Becco on restaurant row (46th between 8th & 9th). Often recommended here. Unlimited interesting pastas and a very good value. Rather than repeating myself, and others, you can try doing a search for more specifics.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 05:06 AM
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I haven't been there in a few years, but I always liked La Vineria on 55th between 5th and 6th. Some menu items are expensive, but it is (or was, anyway) very possible to eat there in your price range.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 05:21 AM
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We like a little place called Cara Mia, which I think is on 9th. Becco is good, too, but Cara Mia is smaller, quieter and more inimate. Depends on what you're looking for.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 05:22 AM
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GREAT burgers at a GREAT price - Burger Joint in the Parker Meridien hotel on 57/6th. For around $10 pp, burger, fries, & drink! Can't beat that!

Restaurant Row (46th St.) has a myriad of restaurants with prix fix under $30.

Have a great trip.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 05:35 AM
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Becco for the pasta special.

 
Old Oct 26th, 2004, 07:22 AM
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what comes to mind is...
patsy's...definatley.
john's...the pizza is amazing.
becco...i second that gotravel...
manhattan chili company...for super mexican!!
island burger & shakes...
pauls...my personal favorite on 2nd and 4th.
all within reach!!
 
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Some of the BRGuest restaurants are really good, and fairly priced. Dos Caminos (both on Park and Soho) is good mexican food, and their entrees seem to be in the high teens to high 20 dollar range. Park Avalon is Italian/Seafood, and it has the same price range. And Ruby Foo is in the same range, as well, and has really good sushi.

Here's a link to BR Guest, you can see all menus there.
http://brguestrestaurants.com/
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 07:57 AM
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Artisanal. Fantastic fondue and great atmosphere. 2 Park Avenue at 33rd St.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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Downtown ethnic is usually good and cheap.

Pommes Frittes is great.
 
Old Oct 26th, 2004, 09:47 AM
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I don't know why people think it's so expensive to eat in NYC - it's not!

I know too many restaurants to list. I only spend over $20 for a dinner entree in NYC maybe 3 or 4 times a year. And rarely spend more than $10 for lunch. I eat out two meals a day. Do you like ethnic food? Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Middle Eastern, etc. can all be gotten very cheaply. Italian food tends to be more expensive because that's what most of the non-adventurous tourists want to eat (flame me if you will...) Give us an idea of what you want to eat & we can give you more specific locations.

Some time ago there was a "NYC Cheap Eats" thread...someone please top it.
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 12:17 PM
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A second vote for Cara Mia on 9th btwn 45th & 46th. We ate there in August, the food was excellent, the wait staff did not ask us a million times if "everything was ok" (they didn't have to, they KNEW it was) and the portions were normal - not heaps of food slopped on the plates. Small space, quiet atmosphere. Sometimes they are listed on restaurant.com so take a look at see if you can get a gift certificate. Phone for Cara Mia is 212-262-6767
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Old Oct 26th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Becco Restaurant and Churrascaria Plataforma they are both located in the district theater!
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