Ethnic lunch spots on Upper West Side?
Will be in NY this weekend and am looking for a good spot for lunch on Sunday – open to ideas for any and all cuisines, as long as the quality is good.
Indus Valley, 100th and Broadway, is a very good Indian restaurant, and last I checked, the lunch special was an excellent value. If you like Dominican-style rotisserie chicken, go to El Malecon, on Amsterdam a bit north of 97th St. I love their chicken! Some of their daily specials are also nice. Like in this weather, I could definitely go for the nice big bowl of Sopa de Pollo that they give you.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record... I recommend Cafe con Leche, Swagat or Turkuaz.
Thanks for all the good suggestions. We ended up going to Saigon Grill, a Vietnamese restaurant on Amsterdam between 90th and 91st, and had a great lunch. From the crowds, it seems to be a popular spot, and I'd definitely recommend it.