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Cheap and yummy place to eat around MOMA

dimples Nov 24, 2006 04:19 PM

Any suggestions for tonight?

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    RGR Nov 24, 2006 04:42 PM

    Any food preferences?

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      dimples Nov 24, 2006 04:54 PM

      Not really. I didn't think there were too many places right around there.

      1. re: dimples
        RGR Nov 24, 2006 05:34 PM

        Mmmm.... Maybe I should also have asked how cheap is *your* concept of cheap? In any event, since Asian often falls into that category (at least, from my perspective), I'd suggest Wu Liang Ye, a short five-block walk south, on 48th St., b/t 5th & 6th Av. Very good Szechuan cuisine.


        La Bonne Soupe, the French bistro, is even closer, on 55th, b/t 5th & 6th. Lots more on the menu than just good soups. You can take a look at the menu on their website to see if it fits your budget.



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      Desidero Nov 24, 2006 07:54 PM

      Burger Joint in the Parker Meridian. A cheeseburger with the works will set you back about $6.

      Menchanko-Tei on 55th (5th/6th) is another option. Their Hakata ramen is quite popular on this board. However, I found the pork overcooked.

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        scooter Nov 25, 2006 03:30 PM

        La Bonne Soupe. 48 W 55th St (btw 5th & 6th aves)

        A cute, cozy place for quiche etc. A little more suited for lunch than dinner, perhaps.

        1. chompchomp Nov 26, 2006 03:57 PM

          Mangia is very good, at 57th and 6th. Very tasty Italian fare -- nice salads, paninis and delicious pastries.

          That area is a bit desolate for cheap stuff though...I work at MoMA and it ain't easy!

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            paparouna Nov 26, 2006 04:03 PM

            the atrium cafe in olympic tower at 645 fifth, right off of 52nd street, is a good option. very reasonably priced they have panini, salads, soups, and some greek things as well.

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              MJL Nov 26, 2006 04:45 PM

              This is a tough place to find a cheap eat. However, having worked in that neighborhood for a while, I have a few places to offer:
              Burger Joint (Parker Meridian)- great burger (57th and 6th)
              Fresco's- Great for lunch only, go to the take out one as it's much less expensive (52nd btw madison and park)
              Prime Burger- Decent, cheap (51st btw 5th and madison)
              Cafe Duke/City 75- Great lunch places

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