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Aug 21, 2007 05:43 PM

First time in manhattan, need comfort food

Hi everyone, coming to Manhattan for my first time from toronto canada. My girlfriend and I love comfort food, but a little more upper class comfort food. Im wanting to go out for a $300 meal at somewhere that has fancy comfort food excluding the cost of wine because we don't drink it. I hate to trouble you guys but I have one more thing to ask. We are coming during christmas time and I just wanted to know what too go see during christmas time in manhattan? Thanks

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  1. $300 for comfort food is an oxymoron. Try Maroons for excellent southern and Jamaican

    1. Please define your meaning of comfort food.

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      1. re: LeahBaila

        Ditto. Your request does not compute to me. Please come back and clarify!

      2. Most "comfort food" restaurants don't charge $150pp for food alone. You'd be hard-pressed to even approach $50 at most places. The Spotted Pig, probably NYC's favorite comfort spot, for all its hype comes to $60 if you order the two most expensive items on the menu. If it's Canadian comfort food you're looking for, there is a Canadian gastropub called the Inn LW12 in the meatpacking district.

        Canoe Club
        7 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

        Spotted Pig
        314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

        1. Without hearing more about what kind of comfort food you want, typically I think of things like mac and cheese, meatloaf, burgers, chicken soup, etc.

          So along these lines - for really great mac and cheese, try Nolita House. You can also go to Cafeteria whose menu is basically all comfort-type foods. The food at Cafeteria is good, not out of this world but pretty good. Neither place will approach the $300 mark by a long shot - unless you order everything on the menu.

          As for Christmas in Manhattan, if you want food-related suggestions then no problem. But if you are looking for tourist destinations, that isn't the point of these boards so you won't likely get many suggestions (not because we don't want to be helpful, it's because those kinds of posts get flagged by the CH moderators anyways telling us to stay on the topic of food).

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          1. Union Square Cafe. No culinary heights there, but you'll certainly find comfort food in an upscale environment, most of it well-prepared. Maroons if you're looking for a few notches below upscale.