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Great Meal for less than $15 per person

superfly Nov 7, 2006 12:54 AM

What is your favorite place to eat – anywhere south of Union Square (preferably in the Village or Soho) – under $15 per person. Something good, delicious, and filling. Looking for sit down restaurants, not takeout.

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    superfly Nov 7, 2006 03:13 AM

    Thanks for the recs! I'm just looking for something new...

    Brian S or Chinatown experts: Do any of those places in Chinatown happen to serve this shrimp dish with mayonnaise/walnuts/broccoli? I had this at a Chinese Banquet once and have not been able to find it in restaurants.

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    1. re: superfly
      Brian S Nov 7, 2006 04:05 PM

      Yes, many of them do; it is (or was) a trendy Hong Kong dish, and it is very good even though it sounds horrible. The restaurant at 6 Chatham Square does, I think Asian Cafe on Bayard does, and I would guess Ping's does.

      1. re: Brian S
        Spoony Bard Nov 7, 2006 04:44 PM

        Ping's in Manhattan does indeed have the shrimp with walnuts and broccoli dish. It's well worth it. Theirs also includes these bizarre and wonderful fried milk balls around the outside, at least when you're in a large group (and/or have a native speaker with you).

    2. k
      Katherine H Nov 7, 2006 02:34 AM

      Corner Bistro
      Cubana Cafe
      Caracas Arepas Bar
      Nha Trang

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        Scott V Nov 7, 2006 04:19 PM

        Second Caracas Arepas Bar

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          piccola Nov 7, 2006 05:20 PM

          How's Caracas for a small group (4-6)? I'd love to go with some friends...

      2. Brian S Nov 7, 2006 02:26 AM


        Any of the many restaurants mentioned in my long "Forgotten Restaurants of Chinatown" post. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        In fact, just about any restaurant in Chinatown.

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          billyeats Nov 7, 2006 01:09 AM

          Inoteca (if you order right)
          Il Corallo Trattoria
          Cafe Habana

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