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idia Jul 17, 2007 06:57 AM

Please recommend good restaurants that don't break the bank near Hampton Inn Manhattan.
Thank you very much.

  1. s
    scooter Jul 17, 2007 07:11 AM

    (That's 8th & 51st)

    La Bonne Soupe
    48 W 55th St (btw 5th & 6th aves). bistro, inexpensive

    Wu Liang Ye
    36 W 48th St - Szechuan, "medium priced" (~$15 entrees, order family style.)

    "Secret" Burger Joint in the Parker Meridian
    118 W 57th Street (near 6th Ave.) - inexpensive, the wait can be significant

    Menchanko-Tei Midtown East
    43-45 W 55th St. ramen noodles, inexpensive

    La Paloma
    359 W 45th St (btw 8th & 9th). Taco joint, inexpensive

    all these are tasty and totally worth eating.

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    1. re: scooter
      LeahBaila Jul 17, 2007 10:06 AM

      Great choices, Scooter; you should also add El Centro (54th and 9th) in there!

    2. r
      RGR Jul 17, 2007 07:27 AM

      Depends, of course, on what your idea of "doesn't break the bank" means. That said...

      Rene Pujol, on 51st, b/t 8th & 9th - French - http://www.renepujol.com

      Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th, b/t B'way & 8th - Italian - http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com

      Roberto Passon, on 9th, corner 50th - Italian - http://www.robertopasson.com

      Uncle Nick's, on 9th, b/t 50th & 51st. - Greek - Menu on Menupages

      Old San Juan, on 9th, b/t 51st & 52nd - Puerto Rican - Menu on Menupages

      Daisy May's BBQ, on 11th, corner 46th - http://www.daisymaysbbq.com

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      1. re: RGR
        idia Jul 17, 2007 01:10 PM

        I very much appreaciate your suggestions.
        Friends are coming to the states for the first time and are very excited about their NY jaunt.
        By "break the bank" I simply meant places like Per Se, Bernardin, Gotham Bar & Grille, Picholine etc. (you get the idea.)
        So, RGR, I imagine your suggestions fit closer to the line.
        Thanks all so much for your comments.

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