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May 29, 2008 09:34 AM

Dinner near the Apollo Theatre

We'll be at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem tonight and am looking for a reccomendation for a restaurant before hand. Any suggestions would be appreciated!


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  1. try Amy Ruths 116th street I belive realy good soul food

    1. In case this isn't too late, Amy Ruth's, Zoma, Piatto d'oro (surprisingly good neighborhood italian, but avoid the uninspired pizza). For quick and good steam table fare much closer to the Apollo, there's Uptown Juice Bar (vegetarian soul food fake meat paradise) and Manna's.

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      1. re: rose water

        hey rose water, would you go out of your way to eat at manna if you weren't already in the neighborhood? (i've heard some people rave about it.)

        1. re: cimui

          Well, if you're ever up on 125th St, you're in the neighborhood, as they have shops dotting the full length of 125th. I'm not certain I'd go out of my way to go there, but that being said, I really really like Manna's. The food is flavorful, not too greasy, and surprisingly fresh for steam table fare. I also appreciate that their food is really well labeled, so you know exactly what meats are in what foods, and what stuff is vegetarian.

          1. re: rose water

            thanks! sadly, i missed my opp to eat at manna's as a local, i lived in the area so briefly. i need to make up a few excuses to get up there.