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okoboji Nov 21, 2006 06:15 PM

I'll try this again, and will be more specific.

BF and I are going to be in Manhattan (Greenwich Village/Little Italy/SoHo/Tribeca/Chinatown area) from the Friday after Thanksgiving to that Sunday. We need recommendations. I'd like several different things:

1. A good authentic NY bagel for breakfast
2. A good authentic deli for lunch
3. Recs for places for dinner. We want a nice atmosphere, would like to pay $50-$100 for two. Any cusine but Indian is acceptable, no steakhouses or bland American. No chains. Cheaper is OK if the place has atmosphere.

Thanks very much!

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    RGR Nov 21, 2006 06:34 PM

    #2 is easy. For the quintessential NY deli experience, go to Katz's where it's all about the pastrami.


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      chundi Nov 21, 2006 07:39 PM

      david's bagels on first and 14th or esa bagels.

      franks or supper in the east village are good italian places. for "nicer" atmosphere, cacio e pepe - italian. plently of other cuisines to choose from as well, obviously, but these are good italians in your price range. 26 seats for french (ave B and 12th) is good, too, and cheap.

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        theannerska Nov 21, 2006 07:49 PM

        Still on the old college student budget, so I'm not too familiar with dinner recs, but I can certainly recommend:

        1. Ess-A-Bagel - they have an LES location that is pretty close to where you will be.

        2. Definitely Katz's! Also located on the LES.

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          alyssi Nov 21, 2006 08:07 PM

          For dinner - you've got a lot of good options in that price range, I'd second Frank's and Supper.

          At the higher end of your range I'd recommend:

          Pearl Oyster Bar (Village) and Tides (LES) for good seafood (I highly recommend the mussels and POB).

          Tapas/ shared plates-- Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Inoteca / 'Ino.

          Lupa and Otto are also great.

          In Tribeca I really like Turks & Frogs for Turkish in a nice but low-key atmosphere and Bread Tribeca is pretty good, cheap Italian.

          There are a lot of recent threads on places to go in Chinatown.

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