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Any hidden gems near west 46th/9th?

learnitliveitloveitLisa Nov 13, 2007 01:08 PM

Hi There,

I am seeing a show with 2 friends on west 46th, and would love to find a nice place for dinner ( around 20 pp) though I love eating before the theater, I don't really care for the area to much as I never seem to find any place that is anything but so so. Any hidden finds over there??

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    bladerobbins Nov 13, 2007 01:40 PM

    A lot of people like Hell's Kitchen for upscale Mexican. If you want REAL Mexican, there is a delicious hole-in-the-wall on 10th and 46th called Tulcingo Del Valle. It's fantastic.

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      learnitliveitloveitLisa Nov 13, 2007 01:48 PM

      Thanks :) I have read about Hell's kitchen, but not Tulcingo

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        LeahBaila Nov 13, 2007 03:00 PM

        Second Tulcingo...absolutely fantastic.

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      RGR Nov 13, 2007 01:51 PM

      Daisy May's BBQ is on the corner of 11th Av. & 46th St. Fabulous ribs and tasty sides. Cafeteria-style service. Inexpensive. Worth the hike!


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        raji212 Nov 13, 2007 02:16 PM

        Agreed! Also I'd add Tulcingo del Valle, Queen of Sheba, Wondee Siam II, all budget greats in the area

      2. raji212 Nov 13, 2007 02:04 PM

        you can't get much better a dining destination than hell's kitchen. $20pp? Hit the Yoshinoya at 42nd and 8th, and get a 40oz to go with it

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          kelea Nov 15, 2007 07:06 AM

          Please so not take your guests to Yoshinoya...it's a great snack for the drunken boozehounds at 4 in the morning but in NO WAY should be ever be taken as a real meal.

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          learnitliveitloveitLisa Nov 13, 2007 02:08 PM

          Thanks RGR, though I can afford to go higher, I am with college students on a budget. I find the places near time square much higher( on average) in price than other areas in the city, which is why I don't eat there often. But I thought there might be dinner specials or something :)

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            Daniel76 Nov 14, 2007 03:46 AM

            A pretty good Japanese Izakaya type place that is very inexpensive, especially for drinks, is called Hagi..Its on w49th st between 7th and Avenue of Americas..


            1. holland_oats Nov 14, 2007 09:41 AM

              market cafe

              Market Cafe
              496 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

              1. Striver Nov 14, 2007 11:32 AM

                It's not GSI, which sadly departed, but Ollie's Sichuan on 42nd off 9th is well within your budget, and offers very decent Sichuanese dishes (order from those sections of the menu).

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                  ronk212 Nov 15, 2007 08:41 AM

                  Hour Glass Tavern on 46 near 9. Can't be beat.

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