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Food/Drink around 2nd Ave @ 32nd

solarlane May 1, 2007 06:48 AM

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

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  1. Scott V RE: solarlane May 1, 2007 06:50 AM

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

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      Lucia RE: solarlane May 1, 2007 04:53 PM

      Waterfront Ale House, Ali Baba, Penelope, Ethos

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        RGR RE: solarlane May 1, 2007 09:57 PM

        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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          clashfan RE: RGR May 2, 2007 07:30 AM

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

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          RCC RE: solarlane May 2, 2007 07:55 AM

          Waterfront Ale House.

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            princeofpork RE: RCC May 2, 2007 08:25 AM

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

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              ESNY RE: princeofpork May 2, 2007 03:47 PM

              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.

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                RGR RE: ESNY May 2, 2007 04:29 PM

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

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              noot RE: RCC May 2, 2007 08:38 AM

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

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              emmers RE: solarlane May 2, 2007 12:32 PM

              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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                princeofpork RE: emmers May 3, 2007 06:39 AM

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

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