visiting Manhattan, need recs
- garhone Sep 3, 2006 06:53 PM
I'm visiting NYC in mid-September ... and I'm looking for recommendations.
Budgetwise, here are my upper boundaries (though I'd rather not always spend at these limits):
Breakfast $15, prefer $10
Lunch $20, prefer $15
Dinner $25, prefer $20
I'm staying near Broadway and 75th. I'd like to be able to get to these places easily by subway or foot.
I'd like to try dim sum, french, pizza, italian, spanish, mexican, dessert/ice cream, but I'm not limiting my query to these categories; I'm open to other suggestions!!!
Thanks in advance
Broadway and 75th? You'll be right on top of Big Nick's Pizza which is an UWS instituation. They've got a sister-joint that serves great burgers as well.
There's a place on Broadway in the 80s called Shanghai Palace that serves very cheap (and also generic, but still tasty) Chinese. The main draw of the restaurant, to be frank, is free, unlimited (though boxed) wine with your meal...
Dim Sum Go Go has fabulous, interesting dim sum, though not on carts. Spotted Pig is great for lunch or dinner (though quite a scene, so go on the early/late side). Fatty Crab has some great dishes and some misses, but their chili crab is out of this world and worth a trip.
You obviously have severe budgetary constraints, so it would be helpful if you would tell us if the figures you list are just for food or must include drinks (alcohol?), tax (nearly 9%), and tip (15-20%). This information will help Hounds to make appropriate suggestions.
On the UWS, at those prices, you may have a bit of a problem. Here are some possibilites. Not nec. the greatest food, but given your constraints:
Flor de Mayo = there are two locations
Cafe con Leche
there's a new Italian place called San Luigi's. Kind of old-style, pasta with sauces, it ain't Babbo, but it's cheap. Amst. and 75 or so
For breakfast, Barney Greengrass will strain your budget, but might make two meals.
There's Arties Deli, which is decent (83 and Bway) and certainly will fill you up.