any reasonably priced spots in union sq?
i just moved to union square and i am having a tough time finding reasonably priced places to get dinner on weeknights. any suggestions? i'm on union square south, so any suggestions in the area would be great! i can't find anything for good takeout either!
If you're willing to wait, you moved pretty close to a super hyped, and in my opinion pretty damn good, pizza place on 14th b/w 1st and 2nd. It's called Artichoke, and you'll probablly end up waiting a 1/2 hour for a slice, but i think it's worth it.
You also have Stand, a good burger place on 12th b/w 5th and university.
Los Dos Molinos - mexican, 18th b/w park and irving
Saigon Grill - vietnamese, university b/w 11th and 12th
You're also pretty close to the east village, and there are a ton of reasonably priced places down there that you can enjoy. Just wander down and you're bound to stumble upon something pretty interesting.
I go to school around there/here so here is what I do for a break:
1.La Taza de Oro at 96 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10011 has really amazing red beans and pretty stand out beef dishes (but it is a bit of a walk).
2.Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill 453 6th Ave | At 11th St, is old school roast duck and bao kind of Chinese.
3.The Grey Dog's Coffee at 90 University Place at 12th Street is good for small liberal college town type food (salads and so on)
4.Vanessa’s Dumplings. 220 E 14th St (between Second and Third Aves) not as good or as cheap as the LES spot but still do the trick.
5. Free tapas at Spain! Order a drink and wait for the food to come slowly but throughout the night, just don't order any tapas (this makes them kind mad also I think it helps to come with women or be one yourself) The food can be anything from a slice of tortilla or 5 meatballs to ribs, wings and garlic shrimp. Spain Restaurant & Bar. 113 W 13TH St New York, NY
As for the other posters:
Saigon Grill is on the wrong side of a labor dispute but I agree that Stand is pretty good.
Thanks all. i have been to a few and this is what i think about those..
Los Dos Molinos- nothing great and not worth the price
Stand- pretty good for quick bite, but want more healthy options for lunch or dinner
Saigon Grill- agree, pretty good and reasonable. dont go as much bc of the labor dispute
i've never been to Petite Abeille, so i'd be willing to check that out. i feel like there are not many good places that appeal to everyone, like if i have guests, etc. sometimes i go to The Coffee Shop, but it's so overpriced and not worth it. i also feel that l'express gets way too packed and it's not worth it.
are there any other options that would appeal to many? a place we could sit-down at if we want? Preferably something on or close to the east side.
others that have not been mentioned:
Marquet - 12th btwn Univ and 5th - very good homestyle food, VERY slow service
Tea Adore - 13th btwn Univ and 5th - simple nice sandwiches and soups, not open at night
Spice - Univ at 11th - fresh, cheep Thai, annoying decor and often crowded, prefer delivery
Jack - University at 12th (?) - ok neighborhood bistro, not exciting but decent and not expensive
Friends House - 3rd ave - not mentioned very much but better than most Chinese/pan Asian.
Moaz - 8th street btwn Bway and Univ. - very good filafel (sp).
Pinch - 4th ave - yummy pizza sold by the inch, though I just get pies
Paradise - 4th ave - great homey takeout meals, soups, baked goods, one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city.
and so many more. you have moved into a very good, foodie area.
I recommend two places on Park bet 18-19th
Big Daddy's....diner...but food is definitely above average
L'express....french bistro...reasonably priced....also open 24hr