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Lando33 Jun 26, 2007 08:58 AM

Long story short, I have been prepping for a natural bodybuilding show for 20 weeks and after the show, I am looking for a place to head to with a bunch of friends and family. I was thinking of heading up towards Columbus Ave between 65-75th Streets and was looking for any sort of reccomendations.

I have been craving different foods on different days of the week and needless to say I have not had any of them in 20 weeks! I am really looking forward to it and will take any suggestions people have to offer....I am mostly looking for:

American (diner, burgers, fries, etc)
Pizza
Indian
Chinese
Thai
Japanese
Greek
or anything else anyone might think is good!!!

Thanks!

  1. Gluttonous Prime Jun 27, 2007 07:56 AM

    For a big, raucous crowd of friends and family, there's a Dallas BBQ on 72nd St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave. It's very affordable, and they have huge margaritas. Not the most inventive food by any means, but it's cheap, the portions are big, and it seems to be a good place to let loose. Oh, and you're unlikely to have any problems getting a large table.

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      Lando33 Jun 27, 2007 09:18 AM

      Dallas BBQ, huh? I think I will have to keep that one pretty high on the list!

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      1uc7 Jun 26, 2007 08:18 PM

      Earthen Oven on 72 and Col for great indian
      Patsy's for reliable pizza on 74th bet col and cpw
      if you want sushi, Tenzan on 73rd and columbus
      Big Nicks diner is on 71st and col

      Will second Kefi and PJ Clarke recos!

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        Lando33 Jun 27, 2007 06:20 AM

        Thanks again. Just for variety's sake, i think all signs point to Big Nick's but i am still not sure where we will end up!

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          LNG212 Jun 27, 2007 07:18 AM

          The Big Nick's on 71st is really small and sometimes one has to wait. The other Big Nick's (77th or so on Bway) is larger and also has outside seating.

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        jsmitty Jun 26, 2007 07:57 PM

        telepan no question

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          jsgjewels Jun 26, 2007 02:09 PM

          Kefi for delicious greek, 72nd between broadway and amsterdam. Get the sheeps milk appetizer thing, yum.

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            dorian Jun 26, 2007 08:51 PM

            Kefi is 79th, I don't think they take reservations so it'd be tough with a large crowd.

            I'll second telepan.

          2. LNG212 Jun 26, 2007 09:38 AM

            I know Mexican isn't on your list, but Rosa Mexicano is also right across the street (62nd & Columbus). Great pomegranate margaritas and guacamole.

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              egit Jun 26, 2007 10:08 AM

              I'll second Rosa Mexicano. They have great regular margaritas too. And the guac is probably the best you'll find. I'm not a fan of PJC, so won't recommend that.

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                Lando33 Jun 26, 2007 10:53 AM

                thanks everyone....keep em comming!

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                RussianGirl Jun 26, 2007 11:07 AM

                i would go to Rosa Mexicano for the guac and margaritas, but not much else - i guess everyone's got their thing :)

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                RussianGirl Jun 26, 2007 09:28 AM

                they just opened up a PJ Clarke's right across the street from Lincoln Center - i'm sure they are open late. great burgers and fries.

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