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Battery Park City/ Financial District recommendations

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Recently moved to an apartment in the WTC/Financial District/Battery Park City area. Anyone have any recommendations for everyday dining...pizza, chinese, deli? It seems that no one has anything too nice to say about any of the eating establishments in this area. Will I be stuck (God forbid) cooking?

Thanks!

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  1. I'll reiterate past recommendations:
    a. best Chinese = Liberty View, in Cove Club building on South End Ave. Next = Lili's, next to the Regal movie theater.
    b. IMHO, PJ Clarke's in the WFC is no better (and more pricey) than Foxhounds (across from Picasso Pizza in BPC). True, Foxhounds is closed on weekends (!) and doesn't have raw bar like PJ's (or those goofy urinals).
    c. everyone loves the Stone Street options (across from the Staten Island Ferry terminal): Adrienne's Pizza bar, the Swedish joint, Ulysses, etc.
    d. deli? Hmm, Samantha's on South End has some decent cold cuts and prepared foods. Pick-a-Bagel (I think that's the name), also next to the Regal, is your option for smoked salmon, a shmear, etc.
    Welcome to the nabe! Enjoy the construction ;) !

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      1. Alfanoose on Maiden Lane for amazing Syrian/Lebanese food, cooked with love. Great falafel but so, so much more, including flatbreads and pastries baked in-house.

        Ate lunch there yesterday: the grilled lamb shish kabobs were succulent; the hummous and baba ganoush were in top form. Don't go there if you're in a mad hurry, unless you just want a salad plate, because they cook everything to order.

        Alfanoose
        8 Maiden Lane, between Broadway & Nassau Sts
        New York, NY 10038
        212-528-4669
        http://www.alfanoose.com/

        1. Zigolinis on Pearl Street has good deli options and you can get a half sandwich. Like almost every other eating establishment, they also have a salad bar. And they have pastas. It's generally a better deal than most of its competitors around

          1. Welcome to the hood. Some additions to what is listed below:

            Liberato's on Cedar has great pizza/sandwiches and salads.
            Sushi a la Kawa for quick and decent sushi.
            Au Mandarin--excellent chinese, and speedy delivery.

            Also...seamlessweb.com is a good resource to see what is actually opened. Some restaurants also offer discounts on delivery.