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In for labor day weekend...

tdonline Aug 31, 2007 05:36 PM

Will be hanging out around 34th and Lexington, staying with a friend. We be poor...

Recommendations of places to chow that won't break the bank? My taste tends to be pretty adventurous so feel free to recommend away!

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    Beau711 RE: tdonline Aug 31, 2007 08:16 PM

    34th & Lexington Avenue is not a great area for Chowhound and cheap dining. However, you're within walking distance of Koreatown - one restaurant after the other on 32nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. If you do a search on this area, you'll find many recommendations.

    Around 33rd & Lex is Grand Szechuan which has gotten positive reviews Also on Lexington Avenue starting around 29th Street and working down to 24th Street is what is known as Curry Hill - lots of Indian restaurants. Check out Kalustan's for take-out and there's an upstairs section which has a sitdown area.

    You're really not that far from other good chow neighborhoods - get yourself a metro card and explore by bus. You'll see a lot more than by subway if you're into neighborhoods.

    1. LeahBaila RE: tdonline Sep 1, 2007 05:47 AM

      Check out Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine on 34th between 2nd and 3rd. It's one of my favorite places in the city!

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        Blumie RE: tdonline Sep 1, 2007 05:55 AM

        Pete's Waterfront Ale House, at the corner of 2nd Ave and 30th Street, is a great place for reasonably priced pub food.

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          RGR RE: tdonline Sep 1, 2007 03:53 PM

          Carl's Cheesesteaks, on 3rd Av., b/t 34th & 35th Sts.


          Re: Kalustyan's. While there is prepared take-out on the second level -- the mujaddarah, a stuffed pita sandwich, is particularly tasty and filling -- there are only a couple of tables.

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