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Fun, Inexpensive Manhattan Restaurants

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This is very ill-defined request, but my cousin is in Manhattan for the first time next weekend. I'm looking for trendy, fun, inexpensive (under $30/pp without alcohol) restaurants that are unique to NY (i.e., you can't find similar in the Chicago area). We're open to anywhere in Manhattan. Thank you in advance!

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  1. Where in the city- there are actually many places that fit this bill.

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    1. re: roze

      Let's say the Village - East or West.

      1. re: xtgirl

        Momofuku East Village, Highline- meatpacking, Dos Caminos soho

    2. Go to a big Dim Sum parlor in Chinatown, such as Triple Eight on East Broadway built into the base of the Manhattan Bridge. The last time I was in Chicago, there was nothing like that there.