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Restaurant around 54 and 10th area

nahama Oct 25, 2007 06:12 AM

Going to play at 54th and 10th. Looking for a restaurant that a vegetarian (eats fish) will not go hungy.

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  1. MMRuth RE: nahama Oct 25, 2007 06:16 AM

    You could look into Taboon - I think it might be a couple of blocks down from there on 10th - lovely Middle Eastern food. If you go, do get the bread with feta.

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      harrison RE: MMRuth Oct 25, 2007 05:15 PM

      Agreed - love this place. Fish out of their taboon oven is great and the bread outstanding

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      idia RE: nahama Oct 25, 2007 06:22 AM

      A good choice for a vegetarian would be Gabriel at 59-60 and 9th (a relatively short walk in NY blocks)
      Google their menu.

      1. Spiritchaser RE: nahama Oct 25, 2007 06:25 AM

        Taboon on 10th and 52d

        1. LeahBaila RE: nahama Oct 25, 2007 08:00 AM

          El Centro...great Mex on 54th and 9th

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            christene RE: nahama Oct 25, 2007 05:37 PM

            Pam Real Thai on 49th btn 9th-10th Av.s is a particularly good Thai restaurant, not a hole-in-the-wall but not a place for the ambiance, either. She flies her ingredients in from Thailand.

            1. Nosher RE: nahama Oct 25, 2007 11:14 PM

              I'd go for Taboon or Il Melograno--both close and reliably good.

              El Centro is great for margaritas and...well, there's the margaritas. We've got reviews and photos of Il Melograno and El Centro on our site, if you want more info.

              Pam's good on occasion, but the place is really inconsistent.

              Good luck,


              NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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                JungMann RE: Nosher Oct 26, 2007 07:05 AM

                Agreed. El Centro really isn't that great. Shame on any "foodie" who thinks margaritas doth a good restaurant make.

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                  LeahBaila RE: JungMann Oct 26, 2007 07:10 AM

                  To each his own, Jung.

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                ajt13 RE: nahama Oct 26, 2007 08:48 AM

                Haven't been there in years but I used to love Bello, northern Italian, at 56th and 9th.

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                  Roz Raskin RE: ajt13 Oct 26, 2007 09:12 AM

                  Bello is still going strong: gracious welcome, friendly staff and consistently good food. I especially love their liver, mussels, and salmon. Time for you to return!

                2. Brian S RE: nahama Oct 26, 2007 10:01 AM

                  I always stop by Barnes & Noble to read the "Eat" section of Time Out magazine. About 3 weeks ago I noticed a short mention of a restaurant in the low 50s just off 10th Av. It was opened by a chef who used to own a fairly well-known restaurant in Italy, and it said he offered $10 lunches. Why did he leave Italy for 10 Av? the note concluded. But I forgot the name and it's not in the latest issue and I've been searching via Google for the past half hour and can't find it. Anyone know the name? It could be a winner.

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                    Nosher RE: Brian S Oct 26, 2007 02:33 PM

                    It's the restaurant I mentioned above: Il Melograno.


                    NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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                      few RE: Brian S Feb 8, 2008 11:23 AM


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