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1st Ave around 17th street - where to eat?

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Food Good Sep 8, 2006 07:30 PM

Not too fancy not too hip - just comfort and good eats.

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    Lucia Sep 8, 2006 07:38 PM

    Petite Abeille. I haven't beent to the 1st Ave location, but I've been to the others, and the food would fit the bill.

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      stanyul92 Sep 8, 2006 07:56 PM

      Quigley's, 17th or 18th and first.
      On 20th & 1st is a Belgium joint - suppose to be pretty good.
      If you go to 3rd and 20th try Barfly.

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        Lucia Sep 8, 2006 08:09 PM

        Belgian joint is Petite Abeille.

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        Squeaky Sep 8, 2006 08:06 PM

        Second and 19th has a good Italian...can't recall the name.
        Posto for thin crust pizza on Second and 18th. Better than most.
        Third Avenue and Irving Place have more of a selection:
        Rolf's (German) on 22nd and Third
        Molly's for burgers
        Pasta place corner of 22/Third
        Pete's Tavern 18th and Irving
        Friend of a Farmer 19th/20th and Irving

        1. Scott V Sep 8, 2006 08:34 PM

          Only ones I like that have been mentioned are Petite Abielle, Posto and Molly's though I've never been to Quigley's. Pongsri is pretty good Thai across from Posto on 2nd.

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            Pan Sep 8, 2006 10:11 PM

            You could also try Bao Noodles between 22nd and 23rd on 2nd Av. and the new location of Chickpea on 14th St. between 2nd and 3rd (I believe).

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              Flynn1 Sep 9, 2006 02:14 PM

              Mumbles Restaurant on 17th Street & 3rd Avenue (212)477-6066 is exactly what you describe: not too hip, comfortable and decent eats. They attract a neighborhood crowd and also offer a pre-fixe special from about 5 to 7 p.m.

              Piccolo Italian Restaurant on 19th Street & 3rd Avenue (212) 420-0600 is a small intimate place that I enjoy when I'm in that area.

              You might want to also see what's below 14th Street & 1st Avenue. There are lots of small restaurants. Around 12th Street & 1st Avenue is a Polish restaurant on the west side of the street (can't remember the name) which has a back garden that has excellent blintzes and soups.

              Hope this helps.

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                Food Good Sep 9, 2006 04:29 PM

                Thanks to all!

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