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May 1, 2007 06:48 AM

Food/Drink around 2nd Ave @ 32nd

Need a good pre-movie place that is reasonably priced and yummy. Any type of of cuisine. Thanks!!

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  1. The Waterfront Ale House is right there, and Sahara's is pretty good Turkish a few blocks south.

    1. Waterfront Ale House, Ali Baba, Penelope, Ethos

      1. I agree with the Ethos rec. On 3rd, b/t 33rd & 34th, it's our favorite Greek spot. Very good food and a pleasant taverna-style setting.

        Darna, on 2nd, b/t 34th & 35th, serves very tasty Moroccan cuisine. The decor gives the place an exotic feel.

        Cosette, on 33rd, b/t 3rd & Lex, is a teensy, charming French bistro serving well-prepared classic dishes.

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        1. re: RGR

          Christina's on 32nd and 2nd. A great neighborhood restaurant with simple yet reliable Italian. The staff is very friendly there.

          1. re: RCC

            Waterfront Ale house. Get the burger and the pulled pork sandwich.
            Copolas for Italian on 28th and 3rd

            1. re: princeofpork

              I definitely agree on Waterfront, esp. their pulled pork but strongly disagree with Coppolas. I find it barely adequate Italian that the sauce tastes like its from a jar. If i do recall correctly, they do have a pretty good pizza though.

              1. re: ESNY

                I'm with ESNY re: Coppola's. Avoid like the proverbial plague. The food is awful!

            2. re: RCC

              I second the waterfront ale house, great food and good beer selection - very casual pub-type atmosphere.

            3. Benjamin on 33rd & 2nd- very reasonably priced and neighborhood kind of place. Mostly an "american" place- they pretty much serve all sorts of things- salads, burgers, wraps, and entrees. Always have interesting specials- especially the fish. I always think this place has better food than you would expect. They also have a really well-priced early bird if you are trying to make an early evening movie.

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              1. re: emmers

                For good italian in the neighborhood, on 34th Tratoria Alba is excellent.