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Foodboy Jun 11, 2007 02:08 PM

This may be a tough one: Five 30-something girls need CHEAP food after a free visit to the Museum of Modern Art on Friday night! Something within 20 blocks of MOMA would be great, but would consider other Manhattan neighborhoods. Cheap = less than $20/pp...a lot less!! Help!

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    RGR Jun 12, 2007 09:46 AM

    La Bonne Soupe is close to MoMA, on 55th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs. A sweet French bistro with very good food. They offer this deal: choice of soup + bread, salad, dessert and a glass of wine or beverage of choice = $15.95. Lots of other options on the menu priced within the stated budgetary constraints.

    http://www.labonnesoupe.com

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      Jel212 Jun 12, 2007 10:51 AM

      I love Bonne Soupe too - the atmosphere is adorable

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      xigua Jun 12, 2007 09:16 AM

      In the mood for Japanese ramen? Head over to either Menchanko Tei (55th, 5th & 6th Ave) or Men Kui Tei (56th, 5th and 6th Ave) for extremely filling noodles and gyoza!

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      1. re: xigua
        janethepain Jun 12, 2007 10:26 AM

        Second that, it's my favorite lunch in the area, especially since it's hiyashi chuka season.

      2. Jel212 Jun 12, 2007 08:32 AM

        Mee Noodle on I thnk 52nd and 9th. NO atmosphere, supercheap, wonderful Chinese food. I think you can eat dinner for starting at $5.00. And huge, filling soups for $5-8. Menu here:
        http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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          LJW Jun 12, 2007 07:42 AM

          Pam Real Thai on 49th just west of 9th.

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            ABT Jun 12, 2007 07:43 AM

            Another vote for Pam Real.

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            kathryn Jun 11, 2007 02:22 PM

            Two close options off the top of my head:

            1. Burger Joint inside the Parker Meridien
            2. "The Cart" serving halal food after sundown at 53rd and 6th Avenue.

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              pacz Jun 11, 2007 02:57 PM

              I second "the cart!"

              http://www.53rdand6th.com/index.html

              1. re: kathryn
                chompchomp Jun 12, 2007 05:20 AM

                Burger Joint, absolutely!

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                  mooms Jun 12, 2007 05:31 AM

                  I love Burger Joint too -- sometimes it's hard to find a table, depending on time of day. On the other end of the health spectrum is Whole Foods, (Time Warner 58th & 8). WF can also be nuts, but your odds of finding seats together might be better. No worries about splitting the bill either!

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                Will4Food Jun 11, 2007 02:21 PM

                Try Empanata Mama on 9th Ave. Or share a great pizza in the John's pizzachurch in the West 40s or get terrific Cuban sandwiches at Havana Central in West 40s...or try Rice and Beans on 9th Ave.

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                1. re: Will4Food
                  steve h. Jun 11, 2007 03:13 PM

                  john's "pizzachurch" is not only funny but a pretty good suggestion.

                  thanks for the chuckle, will.

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