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comidaqueen Oct 16, 2006 10:48 PM

Suggestions please?

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  1. amyleechen RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 01:00 AM

    I, too, will be interested in the answers to this question. I've been impressed with the rotisserie chicken at Gabriela's now on Columbus and 93rd. I believe that call it Pollo Yucateco with a choice of Mole. I have not had it since they moved to their new location. Hopefully the quality remained in tact when they moved.

    I also liked the roasted chicken from Cafe du Soleil on Broadway and 104th. As I recall, it comes 3 different ways -- I think I ordered it with lemon and rosemary. Also comes with their yummy pommes frites.

    I noticed Henry's, in the same neighborhood, has an oven roasted chicken. I've not had it, though I'm ready to give it a whirl. Henry's accomplishes what I think is a very hard thing to do -- it is consistently good. It's a warm neighborhood place that has never disappointed. So, now I'm curious how their roast chicken is.

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      selizara RE: amyleechen Oct 17, 2006 01:31 PM

      You are right about Henry's - it is consistently pleasant. I personally think that their roast chicken is their best menu item, so give it a whirl.

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      plf515 RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 01:23 AM

      Flor de Mayo used to be very good for this, but the last couple times I've been disappointed.

      Did Gabreilla's open another new branch? Both of the old ones have closed (the downtown one is now San Luigi, I predict a short life for it).

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        DolceVitaNYC RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 02:22 AM

        You may want to try Citarella's on appx. 75th and Broadway or Fairway a few doors down for a fast and affordable rotisserie fix.

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          Manhattan4Life RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 02:30 AM

          The best Rotisserie chicken on the UWS in my opinion is at Malecon on 97th and Amsterdam.

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            jenhen2 RE: Manhattan4Life Oct 17, 2006 02:42 PM

            This is absolutely true. My brother used to live above this place, and I go back all the time (from Astoria!) just for the chicken. Rice and beans are great, too! Plus, it's very, very cheap.

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              Manhattan4Life RE: jenhen2 Oct 17, 2006 02:48 PM

              Yea, and the chicken is probably half the price of the other places named on this thread.

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            harrison RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 01:22 PM

            Try Picnic - around 106th/Bwy. Further south, I still think Citarella does a nice bird.

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              martigrl RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 02:37 PM

              In answer to plf515, yes Gabriella's has reopened. It has been slightly upscaled, great space and a great outdoor porch seating area as well. So far everything I've tried there has been quite good. A little more expensive than the old one, but also better in quality, and a more festive space. In answer to amyleechen (and comidaqueen) yes, they still have the rotisserie chicken, and it is just as tasty as ever. This is a neighborhood place for me, so I'm there all the time.

              1. amyleechen RE: comidaqueen Oct 17, 2006 09:44 PM

                I was going to cook tonight, but after being reminded of Malecon -- I'm rotisserie chicken-bound. We've eaten in the restaurant, but not ordered the roast chicken. I'll report back. Very excited!

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                  amyleechen RE: amyleechen Oct 24, 2006 01:37 AM

                  So we had the chicken at Malecon. I'm holding off my final judgement until we give it another try. It wasn't warm (maybe getting it delivered wasn't the way to go?) and it was dry (which we can't blame on delivery). It wasn't bad, certainly a great deal$. But would I come in all the way from Astoria for it? Right now, I'm thinking there are better options in the neighborhood than the Malecon roast chicken. Like I said, I'll give it another try before I decide. Maybe it was an off-night.

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                    Manhattan4Life RE: amyleechen Oct 24, 2006 02:14 PM

                    Sometimes if its late the chickens have been taken off the rotisserie and might have been sitting. Thats too bad. Give it a try earlier in the night.

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                  Sweatshirt Guy RE: comidaqueen Oct 24, 2006 03:23 PM

                  I lived in the area for a long time and Malecon has great nights and so so ones. Picnic is not quite as good usually . Flor de Mayo was the best, but friends still uptown told me it has slipped. Give Malecon another try.

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