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Just Moved To Union Square

theviolet Sep 5, 2007 07:54 AM

I just moved to Union Square and I'm looking for advice on some great places in the area. I've been to 15 East for high-end sushi, and Azuki for lower end, both have been great. Any good sandwich shops? Italian delis? Other sushi I should try? Basic lunch places? Thanks a bunch.

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    mlb202 RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 08:45 AM

    Grey Dogs coffee just opened up, great for lunch and dinner - they have sandwiches and salads. Sushi, I like Lan, Yama, Mizu, Haru.....

    1. ChefJune RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 08:49 AM

      Avoid Steak Frites. The prices are not bad, but the food is pretty miserable.

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        bronwen RE: ChefJune Sep 5, 2007 09:52 AM

        Duh, Union Street Cafe - I love the place! And I agree that Steak Frites' food isn't marvelous but it's a nice place and the prices really can't be beat, it'll be your place for brunch as the food is practically free!

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          Lucia RE: bronwen Sep 5, 2007 09:53 AM

          I'm with ChefJune on Steak Frites--mediocre food and AWFUL service. USC is glorified/expensive comfort food. I've had some nice dishes there but most haven't been memorable.

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        Lucia RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 09:05 AM

        Basic lunch: 71 Irving Place, City Bakery, Petite Abeille, 'wichcraft

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          jimnorton RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 09:25 AM

          Republic - old standby for pan-asian & a very loud room
          Tarulucci e Vino - Italian, more of a wine bar with better lunches.
          There's a new Korean place on 18th bet. park & bway, don't know the name of it.
          I second wichcraft.

          1. kcijones001 RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 09:36 AM

            shake shack
            paul and jimmy's
            pete's tavern
            coffee shop

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              Lucia RE: kcijones001 Sep 5, 2007 09:40 AM

              Mayrose has closed

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                sam1 RE: kcijones001 Sep 5, 2007 10:50 AM

                pete's tavern has traded in its great history to be a sports bar frequented by guys with gel in their hair.

              2. LeahBaila RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 09:40 AM

                My old hood!
                L'Express, Los Dos Molinos, Mizu Sushi, Tisserie (makes a great sandwich)

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                  theviolet RE: LeahBaila Sep 5, 2007 10:05 AM

                  Thanks guys. Keep them coming if you can. Any authentic Italian delis?

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                  jimnorton RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 10:33 AM

                  RIP Mayrose

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                    princeofpork RE: jimnorton Sep 5, 2007 10:38 AM

                    Mayrose was awful, glad its closed. Republic is a good standard for asian fare. Petes tavern has excellent food. Yama on Irving for huge pieces of sushi. Coffee shop food is un-eatable. Great farmers market in Union Square, try all the cheeses.

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                    divinachina RE: theviolet Sep 5, 2007 01:00 PM

                    I love Pure Food and Juice Takeout. It's on 17th St and Irving Place. Delicious salads, snacks and desserts. Plus smoothies, juices and ice cream.

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