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sunsetsouth Feb 2, 2007 01:54 PM

Any recs good restaurants dinner near NYU med Ctr near Murray Hill?

  1. ellenost Feb 5, 2007 05:00 AM

    In addition to the above, you might want to try Benjamin's on Second Ave. & E. 33 St. and Notaro's on Second Ave. between E. 34 St. & E. 35 St. for Italian food.

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      haleyjen Feb 4, 2007 09:11 AM

      Also, Coppola's on 28th(?) and 3rd is decent Italian. Totonno's for pizza...high 20's on second avenue. Mexico Lindo, 26th and 2nd, I think.

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        RGR Feb 4, 2007 09:19 AM

        I must disagree with you about Coppola's and Totonno's. Coppola's food is downright awful, and the pizza at Totonno's (corner of 26th St.) is sub-par. As for Mexico Lindo, we tried it once and, while I wouldn't rave about it, the food's at least decent.

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          haleyjen Feb 4, 2007 09:21 AM

          The last time I was Coppola's it was decent. Not really good or anything, but edible. I stayed really simple though, think I had penne with mozzarella, tomato and basil.

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            valerie Feb 5, 2007 06:06 AM

            We really like the pizza at Totonno's. Since I have a toddler, we usually go early-ish on the weekends (around 6:00) and the pizza always comes out fresh and tasty.

            I do not, however, like the food at Bao Noodles. I only had it once, and I found it to be very greasy and mediocre.

        2. yumyumyogi Feb 2, 2007 09:21 PM

          Worked in that area for 7 years. It's a tough one.

          Bao Noodles (3rd & 28th)
          Cibo (2nd & 41st)
          Josie's (3rd & 37th)
          Pizza 33 (3rd & 33rd)
          Madras Mahal (Lex & 28th)

          For lunch:
          OMS/B (3rd & 45th)
          Better Burger (3rd & 37th)
          Delectica (2nd & 38th)

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            RGR Feb 3, 2007 09:41 AM

            Your location for Bao Noodles is not correct. It's on 2nd, b/t 22nd & 23rd. I think you are confusing it with the place called Noodles 28? Actually, they moved some time ago and are now near 29th.

            Re: Pizza 33. There was recently a thread in which many Hounds were of the opinion that the pizza there is not very good.

            Do you still work in the area? I don't agree with you that it's a tough one for good food. There are many fine options. You just have to know what they are.

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              yumyumyogi Feb 4, 2007 06:30 AM

              Oops, you're right, RGR. Bao Noodles is further down.

              I used to work on 38th and 1st about 3 years ago and I found it a bit of a gastronomical desert.

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            Lucia Feb 2, 2007 03:14 PM

            Ethos
            Ali Baba
            Petite Abeille
            Lamazou
            Penelope
            Waterfront Ale House
            Curry Hill is reasonably close

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              RGR Feb 2, 2007 03:21 PM

              Lamazou is not a restaurant. It's a cheese shop that also sells sandwiches and other items for take-out.

              Other places in the NYU Med. Ctr. vicinity:

              La Petite Auberge - French bistro - http://www.lapetiteaurbergeny.com

              Cosette - French bistro - http://wwwcosette-bistro.com

              Turkish Kitchen - http://www.turkishkitchenny,com

              Darna - Moroccan - http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=35871&neighborhoodid=1&cuisineid=45

              Sarge's Deli - http://www.sargesdeli.com

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