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adairily Jun 21, 2007 06:54 AM

Hi there,

I am meeting a friend on the Upper West Side but am at a loss as to where to go. I live in the West Village and have a million favorites in my neighborhood - 'ino, westville, extra virgin. Any suggestions for something similar on the UWS? Something moderately priced but delicious would be ideal.

Thank you!

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    Fallon Jun 21, 2007 10:28 AM

    The Fairway Cafe is pretty good. Maybe not the greatest atmosphere but top quality food + super cheap wines by the glass-by that I mean good wine priced low. Ora mentioned it in his/her post. If you can score an outside seat at Ocean Grill that is pretty good too-can be a little pricey depending on what you order. If you like comfort food try Good Enough to Eat or Sarabeth's.... Also, a Dean's Pizzeria opened up on 85th btw B'way & Amsterdam recently-I've eaten there a few times already and the pizza (Grandma's) & pasta is excellent. The layout is nice too w/a long bar & tables that are practically outside. Also, French Roast is right there if you want inexpensive French bistro food. Happy eating...

    1. Ora Jun 21, 2007 08:59 AM

      Bettola (italian, quite good for neighborhood spot, outdoor seating)
      Earthen Oven (indian--good)
      Bistro Cassis (french bistro)
      La Fenice (italian--some good homemade pastas, outdoor seating, good people watching on Bway--near Lowes movie theater)
      Fairway Cafe (daytime, good breakfast/luch food, at night its a steakhouse--upstairs in Fairway Supermarket, very casual)
      Barcibo Enoteca (wine bar with some food, 4 very cute window seats that I like to eat at)

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        sed231 Jun 21, 2007 09:38 AM

        Bettola has good pizza.

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          Will4Food Jun 21, 2007 09:51 AM

          Also, Calle Ocho, Rain, Good Enough to Eat. Nice Matin, Ocean, Gennaro....All fine neighborhood places......

      2. sed231 Jun 21, 2007 08:29 AM

        Celeste (Italian) is both moderately priced and delicious, but no reservations and cash only.

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          Jel212 Jun 21, 2007 08:40 AM

          Bella Luna is solid, good-priced Italian and they have some sidewalk seating.

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          berna Jun 21, 2007 07:18 AM

          Kefi is a great mderately priced Greek rest but cash only and no reservations

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            jsmitty Jun 21, 2007 07:21 AM

            flor de mayo -peruvian and chinese. very tasty, no frills, but hearty and satisfting always.
            the peruvian chicken is their signature dish

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            idia Jun 21, 2007 06:59 AM

            Telepan, Compass, Shun Lee (Asian), La Fenice, La Viola or La Fortuna (all down-to-earth Italian), Zeytin (Turkish), Gabrielle's.

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