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East 54th st. area tonight (York/1st)

any yummy yet reasonable suggestions? As a downtowner, don't know much over there. Ate at Jubilee recently and it was good. Thanks.

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  1. Rosa Mexicana on the 58th & 1st.

    1. Deux Amis on 51st beetween 1-2nd Aves is popular with neighborhood people and has a lively (for here) bar scene. . Small, French...owner managed. Le Mangeoire on Second/54th is Provencal and has been here forever...very pretty room with decent prices. In my own opinion, NOTHING in this area is really great, however. Rosa Mexicana is a whole other thing....not really to my taste.

      1. Sofrito on 57th and 1st is pretty good. There's a cute French place right there too.

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        1. re: haleyjen

          Yes, Sofrito IS pretty good and the prices are reasonable. I always forget about that place.

          1. re: haleyjen

            The cute French place - would that be Les Sans Culottes?

          2. Taksim on 2nd Ave and 54th. Very casual place (i.e. not much atmosphere) but inexpensive and tasty. And the service is very friendly.
            Divine Bar on 51st between 2/3rd. The food is fine (salads, sandwiches) - the real draw is the extensive list of wines by the glass. Eat upstairs for a cozier atmosphere.

            1. Nish, the recently downscaled version of March on 58th Street about 3 buildings East of 1st Ave. Same great food, at less than half the price of March!

              1. Aria Del Mar, Second Ave. between 53rd and 54th is excellent - cute place, food was terrific and inexpensive. I think it's very new - service was friendly but spotty. A find.

                1. I-Chin is fairly new Sino Indian (Indo-chinese??) on East 50th that looks nice. Yama on East 49th if you are a fan of theirs.

                  Nish sounds intersting..never made it to March maybe now I will check him out.

                  1. thanks so much to all!!