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#1 Post by Jay Carroll » March 28th, 2017, 7:14 am

Looking for some suggestions...good, solid places that won't cost an arm and a leg...

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#2 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 28th, 2017, 7:17 am

What type of food?
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#3 Post by Jay Miller » March 28th, 2017, 7:41 am

Jorge's question is certainly key, I'd also ask the upper price range you're looking at.

However I'll then ignore both those questions and tell you to go to Atoboy. Fantastic Korean inspired small plates - $36 for a selection of 3. We went for the first time last Saturday and are going back this Saturday to try more dishes. The chef used to be chef de cuisine at the NYC Jungsik and before that the Seoul Jungsik. While I've had cooking at that level elsewhere I can't think of any place with cooking at that level and at that price point.
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#4 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 28th, 2017, 7:46 am

There are literally hundreds of "good solid places" that won't break the bank all over the city.

I would look around www.nymag.com or Time Out NY websites for options if you're not sure of location and type.
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#5 Post by Jay Carroll » March 28th, 2017, 8:05 am

Jorge I got that - but looking for suggestions- Italian would be one of the suggestions. But anything with the under 25ish for entrees. I know there are a lot , but looking for suggestions for my friend and her daughter- who is under 21
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#6 Post by Dan Hammer » March 28th, 2017, 8:15 am

Jay,

Mulberry Street in Little Italy will provide lots of restaurants that offer good meals at your price, not to mention it's a fun neighborhood.

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#7 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 28th, 2017, 9:08 am

Dan Hammer wrote:Jay,

Mulberry Street in Little Italy will provide lots of restaurants that offer good meals at your price, not to mention it's a fun neighborhood.

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[shock.gif] Did Dan "The Man" Hammah seriously just suggest Manhattan's Little Itlay for Eye-talian?!?!?! Madonna mia!!!!

Jay,

For Italian, I would recommend Morini, Locanda Verde, Olio e Piu & Pizzeria Brunneti.
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#8 Post by Michael Sopher » March 28th, 2017, 10:04 am

Italian
Emporio - 231 Mott St
Mercato - 352 W39th @9th
Marta - 29 E 29th
Il Buco Alimentaria - 53 Great Jones
Gene's - 73 W 11th
Lanza's - 168 1st Ave
Porsena - 21 E 7th St

Not Italian
Cherche Midi - 282 Bowery @ Houston -Burgers
Socarrat - 259 W19th 7th/8th Paella
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#9 Post by Scott G r u n e r » March 28th, 2017, 11:04 am

I don't know your personal bank limits, but my last trip (August) we had very good meals at Peasant, The Breslin, and Le Coq Rico and none of them broke the bank, IMO.
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#10 Post by Dan Hammer » March 28th, 2017, 11:29 am

Jay Carroll wrote:Jorge I got that - but looking for suggestions- Italian would be one of the suggestions. But anything with the under 25ish for entrees. I know there are a lot , but looking for suggestions for my friend and her daughter- who is under 21
Jorge, post #5 explains the parameters.

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#11 Post by Paul Jaouen » March 28th, 2017, 11:51 am

Gray's Papaya
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#12 Post by Jay Carroll » March 28th, 2017, 11:56 am

Thanks to all...keep em coming!
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#13 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 28th, 2017, 12:25 pm

Paul Jaouen wrote:Gray's Papaya
Or just ask Victor.

Oh wait, no carbs for that lean, mean, fightin' machine.
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#14 Post by Robert Dentice » March 28th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Value based restaurants that I love:

Atoboy
Roberta's Pizza (Brooklyn)
Momofuku Noodle Bar (lunch pre fix is usually under $30 for three courses
Ivan Ramen
Insa (Korean, Gowanus Brooklyn)

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#15 Post by Victor Hong » March 29th, 2017, 9:17 am

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
Paul Jaouen wrote:Gray's Papaya
Or just ask Victor.

Oh wait, no carbs for that lean, mean, fightin' machine.
Cafe China
Great New York Noodle Town
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#16 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 29th, 2017, 9:19 am

Victor Hong wrote:
Jorge Henriquez wrote:
Paul Jaouen wrote:Gray's Papaya
Or just ask Victor.

Oh wait, no carbs for that lean, mean, fightin' machine.
Cafe China
Great New York Noodle Town
Pepolino
Great Italian at the first two. The second one is located in Little Italy right? neener
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#17 Post by Victor Hong » March 29th, 2017, 10:19 am

How do you think that Italians began to make pasta?
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#18 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 29th, 2017, 10:24 am

Victor Hong wrote:How do you think that Italians began to make pasta?
Marco Polo took a doggy bag back home after going out for "some-a Chinese"? [dance2.gif] [dance.gif]
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#19 Post by Victor Hong » March 29th, 2017, 10:26 am

We did not deliver via bicycle, during those days.
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#20 Post by WvanGorp » April 2nd, 2017, 6:45 am

Go to Bar Pitti on 6th Ave. filled with Italians (from Italy not New Jersey). My Italian friends swear by the place. Cash only and cheap.
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#21 Post by p@ulbortin » April 2nd, 2017, 8:51 pm

Dhaba Indian buffet
Thai Son Vietnamese
Som Tum Der Thai
Great ny noodle town
Eisenberg deli
Celeste Italian uws
Shanghai cafe deluxe
Dallas BBQ
Totto ramen

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#22 Post by dlee » April 2nd, 2017, 9:17 pm

Marta is A+++++. You get the fine dining experience in both ambiance and service, dishes are low cost and sub-$50 wine selection is superb.
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#23 Post by Victor Hong » April 3rd, 2017, 3:13 am

paul bortin wrote:.....Dallas BBQ.....
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#24 Post by Jorge Henriquez » April 3rd, 2017, 4:33 am

Victor Hong wrote:
paul bortin wrote:.....Dallas BBQ.....
[snort.gif]
I'd rather eat cat.
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#25 Post by Victor Hong » April 3rd, 2017, 5:05 am

At my shop, you likely did.
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#26 Post by Victor Hong » April 3rd, 2017, 8:07 am

paul bortin wrote:...........
Great ny noodle town
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Say hello on your next visit; you will get free corkage.
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#27 Post by Corey N. » April 3rd, 2017, 8:14 am

I have local friends who rave about Taïm for lunch, though I have never been.
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#28 Post by Jay Miller » April 3rd, 2017, 8:25 am

I'll share our favorite ramen place - Misoya on 2nd avenue, 1.5 blocks south of St. Marks. We usually get either the Hokkaido style Charshu ramen or the Tokyo style ramen.

I usually add a topping of karaage. Arnold gets extra noodles (inexplicably to me).
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#29 Post by p@ulbortin » April 3rd, 2017, 4:08 pm

Victor Hong wrote:
paul bortin wrote:...........
Great ny noodle town
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Say hello on your next visit; you will get free corkage.
Been there a lot lately loving me some flowering chives w/beef, wonton noodle soup then duck chow fun... sigh. Haven't brought wine yet though.

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#30 Post by Mike Cohen » April 3rd, 2017, 5:46 pm

Corey N. wrote:I have local friends who rave about Taïm for lunch, though I have never been.
Taim is amazing and very cheap. But it's not waiter service. You order at the counter and find an a seat at a table or stool by the wall to eat your falafel (which is delicious). So if you don't care about the ambiance and service, this should be on your list.

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#31 Post by Julius L » April 14th, 2017, 8:01 am

Michael Sopher wrote:...
Lanza's - 168 1st Ave
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#32 Post by Ramon C » August 23rd, 2019, 6:04 am

Michael Sopher wrote:
March 28th, 2017, 10:04 am
Italian
Emporio - 231 Mott St
Mercato - 352 W39th @9th
Marta - 29 E 29th
Il Buco Alimentaria - 53 Great Jones
Gene's - 73 W 11th
Lanza's - 168 1st Ave
Porsena - 21 E 7th St

Not Italian
Cherche Midi - 282 Bowery @ Houston -Burgers
Socarrat - 259 W19th 7th/8th Paella
Chelsea Market (in particular Los Tacos #1/Los Mariscos and Cull & Pistol)or Gotham West for wandering and grazing
Cancelled a few times before, but finally made our way to Porsena for dinner last weekend. Pasta dishes were very good. Casual with nice overall service. Agreed on quoted $35 per bottle corkage on our 1964 Produttori, but ymmv that evening and we were happy with the outcome.

Looking forward to going back for more pasta.

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#33 Post by WvanGorp » August 24th, 2019, 10:00 am

Cheche Midi closed. Dead as a door nail.
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