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Nov 14, 2006 02:56 PM

short trip to NYC - where to eat?

I will be in NYC for 3 days immediately after Thanksgiving (one day to shop/play, two others for a conference).

I've been there numerous times but always want to try new things.

Where would you suggest as a good lunch place (sit-down, not deli) in or near Soho (where I plan to shop) and could anyone recommend at least two good dinner places, not too expensive - say under 75 bucks per person. I'll be there for two nights.

The conference is near 54th St. and 6th Avenues so if there are lunch time gems... that info would be great too.

I'm not a huge seafood eater, though for fabulous sushi I'd check it out. But not my fave.

thank you so much!

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    1. Try Balthazar in Soho. Also I've had some decent meals at Provence which should also fit your budget. If you decide to give some great seafood a try, go for Aqua Grill in Soho. It'sa really wonderful place with lots of options and a comfy bar if you want to dine alone for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!


      1. I agree with the Balthazar recommendation. It's a fun and lively place to have lunch in Soho. Make a reservation though, it does get quite crowded!

        1. Check out this thread for lunch options:

          The discussion focuses on the Rockefeller Center area, which is a few blocks south of your conference (the Hilton?), but within easy walking distance for lunch.

          Of the many places listed, I'd recommend Utsav for a very good Indan buffet lunch, Margon for a Cuban sandwich, and Wu Liang Ye for solid Szechuan. Note that Margon is considerably more informal and frenetic than the other two.