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

citified Feb 13, 2007 07:51 AM

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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    Gruvinaus RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 10:23 AM

    Rosa Mexicana on the 58th & 1st.

    1. erica RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 11:11 AM

      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.

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        haleyjen RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 11:16 AM

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

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          erica RE: haleyjen Feb 13, 2007 11:39 AM

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

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            Deenso RE: haleyjen Feb 13, 2007 03:49 PM

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

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            acpi RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 11:55 AM

            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. ChefJune RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 11:56 AM

              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!

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                cather RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 12:23 PM

                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. erica RE: citified Feb 13, 2007 01:26 PM

                  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.

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                    citified RE: citified Feb 14, 2007 08:35 AM

                    thanks so much to all!!

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