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quick! CA Chow in for today need dinner idea

junglekitte May 6, 2008 08:44 AM

Hi! I'm back! I need quick dinner ideas for Manhattan tonight. Preferrably downtown area no UES/UWS. Also nothing too expensive (entrees under $25), something just sooooo good. I'd say new-American style. No Asian or MENA food for tonight.

Any quick ideas?

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    rrems May 6, 2008 09:18 AM

    I see on Opentable that Perilla has an opening at 6 pm. If that's not too early, I'd grab it.

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        Almondine May 6, 2008 01:10 PM

        I third Perilla and you can make it more quick and flexible by dining at the bar if that appeals to you. Ate there last week and had a terrific meal. Get the spciy duck meatballs and the banana dessert.

        Another choice is the Red Cat, which I also love. But that's in Chelsea (10th & 23rd). Can also have a wonderful meal sitting at the bar there too.

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          wonderwheel May 6, 2008 01:29 PM

          Max Brenner's is fun for kids. i've never had their "real" food, but i've seen many kids lose their brains on the dessert possibilities.....

          1. misnatalie May 6, 2008 01:30 PM

            I agree Perilla or Red Cat would be great. If you want to sit outside, since it is so nice, you might want to consider Paradou

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