NY eats suggestions???
We will be visiting Manhattan in October and would like to find favorite local places to eat. We enjoy different types ( Indian, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Cuban, Persian, etc.) We like to stay away from touristy and chain places for the obvious reasons. Please suggest your city's best for: pizza, Italian, hot dogs, bakery, cheesecake, steak, and any other local favs. We like to eat on a budget but can splurge a little for a good dinner place. Also traveling with 2 teenagers, so any recs for them would be great. Thanks so much.
I love Saigon Grill for Vietnamese, AND it's inexpensive. One on the Upper West Side and one in Union Square. Nicky's Sandwiches are great, and even teenagers will like them b/c the chicken ones are simple, and delicious. Frank and Il Bagatto are good, inexpensive Italian, as is L'il Frankie's. Yakiniku West is my fave - excellent, not-too-expensive Japanese - I recommend a few appetizers and then sharing a "short rib set" between two people (comes with short rib that you cook at the table - simple and delicious) and soup, salad, and ice cream. You can find all of the menus on Menupages.com, Yakiniku you can see here: http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile...
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I recommend: Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine, Cuba, Crispo, Banjara, Kittichai (a dinner splurge, but the teens will totally dig the swank atmosphere), The Stanton Social (a fun, unique concept that I find really interesting and the food to be solid), Milk & Cookies Bakery, tons of places within The Chelsea Market, Murray's Cheese, Ess-a-Bagel (one of the many great bagel places in NYC)...