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quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


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Going to NYC soon and staying at the Marriott in Times Square. I'm curious if anyone has any recommendations for any restaurants around the area or around NYC. Looking to stay away from the typical chains and get some good food. I definitely want to stop by Little Italy.


you realize there are thousands of restaurants...in midtown alone. little italy is a start, but they are all the same. basically just walk up to one and enjoy. Don Nico is one of my favorites because it's got a very nice patio out back and it's not overly expensive at all.

but give us a few other types of food you want so we can specify.

and whoever posted artichoke earlier






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The Cable Guy
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


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and whoever posted artichoke earlier


Can't recall how we found it but boy am I glad I did.






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ProudLSUMom
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


I would love to have recommendations for casual meals in NYC. My daughter, sister, niece and I are going in June.

We are not interested in high end and/or fancy restaurants. Just some places with good food that we can enjoy quickly so we can get back to being tourists.

I'm thinking Italian, pizza, chinese, nothing too exotic as my daughter is kind of picky.



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The Cable Guy
Iowa State Fan
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Read my first post. You'll enjoy





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quail man
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New York, NY
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


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I'm thinking Italian, pizza, chinese, nothing too exotic as my daughter is kind of picky


Crif Dogs on St. Mark's. bacon wrapped hot dogs topped with anything imaginable






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Tiger3048
Auburn Fan
Member since Sep 2011
599 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Cesca in the Upper West Side, I believe. Best meal I ever ate in my life.





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sportsguy88
USA Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jan 2009
84 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Thanks for the input everyone. And I am also looking just for something casual, not too expensive. Going to a Yankees game one night and the other days/nights I just want my group to enjoy some good food. I like the delis for lunch. I'm not picky





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Buckeye06
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
7616 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Rare has great burgers, pretty hip but casual

Il Bastardo is a great italian joint in chelsea if you're in that area






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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
4835 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Ray's pizza for a thin crust, super greasy slice of heaven





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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Member since Jul 2011
4835 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


For nice Italian hit up Serafina's. Saw Charlize Theron when we ate there....and no I didn't tell her I wanna frick her. Coulda woulda shoulda....





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TreyAnastasio
Michigan Fan
Bitch I'm From Cleveland
Member since Dec 2010
39917 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


The Breslin in midtown. Amazing lamb burger.





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Rohan2Reed
Grambling Fan
Oh and uh, give Knox a grant.
Member since Nov 2003
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


quote:

I definitely want to stop by Little Italy.


Little Italy is pretty much nonexistent now. Chinatown has almost completely encroached upon them. Not really worth going down there if that's the only thing you're looking to check out.

If you're a craft beer nerd definitely hit up Rattle N Hum. Great beer selection in midtown east and they're bar food is pretty decent too. Also my favorite bars in the city are Blind Tiger and Valhalla .. just to throw out a couple of bar recs.

For eating near your hotel I'd rec Islands Burgers and Shakes for a quick lunch spot. Good burgers and sandwiches. Also further up 9th ave is Kashkaval which is a cool little spot for dinner.

Other than that man there's thousands of places to eat, I would get it down to an area of the city and type of cuisine then get onto Yelp and see which places have good reviews.

If you're in Brooklyn definitely check out Fette Sau. Best bbq in NYC.






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wiltznucs
South Florida Fan
Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
7023 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


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Any of Flays places


Hate to say it, but Flay's Mesa Grill sucks...






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coolpapaboze
Penn Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Dec 2006
7586 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


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Hate to say it, but Flay's Mesa Grill sucks...

Going to NY and eating at a Flay place seems like a wasted opportunity. I like Bobby's Burger Palace though.






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jimithing11
Texas Fan
Dillon, Texas
Member since Mar 2011
15220 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Po in the West Village.





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jimithing11
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Dillon, Texas
Member since Mar 2011
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re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


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little italy is a start


not a huge fan.

I guess I'm biased though. I'd rather take the subway up to BX and go to the real Little Italy on Arthur Avenue. Roberto's



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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
23753 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


posted my favorites a couple weeks ago for another guy

expensive
- del posto in chelsea

cheap and GOOD
- landmark coffee shop (little italy)
- papaya dog
- xians
- joe's pizza

all the $1 pizza slice places are great as well.

HERE

LINK

Directions to those (if you're near little italy)


oh and there's still a very good pastry shop in little italy...you'll know it when you see it. there's only like 2 left..go to the one with the big line out front. take the canoli






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bdevill
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2008
8599 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


New York has so much to offer, no one can do everything, so you have to decide.. Do you want to do what New York does best or do you want what you like, in New York.. I always check out New York Magazine prior to going out.. You can check the restaurant reviews by neighborhood and make informed decisions.. Good luck.. Enjoy.. Have a blast.

New York Magazine






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USNAVYTIGER
LSU Fan
Westbank
Member since Jan 2005
944 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Beauty and Essex on the lower east side is awesome.

Chef Michael White's place - Osteria Morina is great Italian







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bdevill
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2008
8599 posts

re: NYC restaurant Recommendations


Spice Market

Kittichai Pronounced Kitty Chai

Morimoto

Union Square Cafe

Indochine pronounced Indo-Sheen

FISH - very casual

Gotham Bar and Grill

Rao's - Italian - East Harlem - 455 E 114th St
Call for reservations (212) 722-6709

Balthazar


And FYI.. These are nice places.. Call for reservations and I wouldn't schlep up there in jeans and a polo..



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