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casual dinner near kip's bay movie theatre

Yana Jun 12, 2005 02:07 PM

Hi All-

Looking for a casual, moderately priced place for dinner near the kip's bay movie theatre (@ 32nd & 2nd). Preferably some place with 10-15 $ entrees and a laid back atmosphere. Any cuisine is fine except mexican/ spanish.


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    ecdubyt RE: Yana Jun 12, 2005 02:32 PM

    I had a couple of good meals at Christina's (Italian) located at 606 2nd Ave (between 33rd and 34th St). Also, I think most of their dishes fit the price range you specified.


    Link: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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      djk RE: ecdubyt Jun 12, 2005 03:17 PM

      ali baba's on 34th between 2nd/3rd av........hmmmm, might be lex and 3rd. turkish, fresh, consistently good all these years, inexpensive, lovely casual dining.

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      Caitlin McGrath RE: Yana Jun 12, 2005 03:23 PM

      I'd recommend either Ali Baba on 34th just east of 3rd Ave, or Waterfront Ale House, at the corner of 30th and 2nd Ave; the daily specials are always good (pastas, sandwiches, game meat burgers, entrees) here, and way more than typical pub grub. From the menu, burgers are very good; salads are good, too, as is the sausages and saurkraut. Very casual, very friendly place.

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        dkstar1 RE: Caitlin McGrath Jun 12, 2005 05:10 PM

        Waterfront Ale House is okay. Went there for the first time the other day. Avoid any "kobe" beef burgers...and if you choose to get a regular burger, make sure you get it cooked right. My medium was nearly well done. Expect mediocre service...Couldn't for the life of me get the waiter's attention.

        Link: http://nycrestaurant.blogspot.com

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          JudNYC RE: Caitlin McGrath Jun 12, 2005 09:09 PM

          Waterfront Ale House is great- and right next to the cinema. Extensive beer selection and a very decent wine selection too. I recommend the pulled pork and BBQ. I've had great service there, so maybe it's hit or miss, but I think it's more hit than not.
          Do a search on chowhound if you want more info. There have been lots of posts.

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          Bob Makarowski RE: Yana Jun 12, 2005 05:13 PM

          on 32nd Street and Park, there's Artisnal; a cheese-oriented restaurant that serves the BEST onion soup in New York; and a damn good rissotto. It's casual but a little pricey (apps between $8 and $15; entrees between $15 and $25)
          If you are more of a carnivore, walk one block north to Wolfgang's. A steakhouse on 33rd and Park (NW corner). Superlative porterhouse, creamed spinich and shrimp cocktails. Again, a little pricey but well worth it. Since your posting is dated Sunday, I have to tell you to check to see if these two establishments are open on Sundays. Want something a little messy yet delicious? Try Carl's Philadelphia cheese steaks at 3rd avenue and 34th street. Not a place to "bring a date and later hope to score" kind of place but the most authentic cheesesteaks in NYC.

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            stacysluver RE: Yana Jun 12, 2005 06:16 PM

            Banc Cafe
            30h and 3rd

            Wonderful place.


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              Jon36 RE: Yana Jun 13, 2005 03:22 AM

              "Notaro's" on Second near 35th has a prix-fixe dinner for around $20. It's basic italian in a nice setting. For something lighter "Cafe Indulge" on second at 30th offers light meals and coffee and pastry.

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                R RE: Yana Jun 13, 2005 09:56 AM

                I second the suggestions for Ali Baba, Waterfront Ale House, Notaro's & Carl's Cheesesteaks.

                I would also suggest trying Benjamin on the corner of 33rd & 2nd - I have never eaten there but the place is always pretty busy and has supper dinner specials.

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                  sherrisparaga RE: Yana Sep 9, 2006 11:38 PM

                  Go Ali Baba ! Get the mixed appetizer appetizer, it is heavenly.

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