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Jul 28, 2008 11:47 AM

Need UES rec for out-of-towners


I'm taking two friends visiting from India out to eat on the UES tomorrow night, and need a place that will (of course) be tasty, but also be fun and comfortable. Something in the $30-$40pp range would be ideal.

They're not foodies, so it doesn't need to be the best of the best; just a place where we'll have a good time, and which they'll enjoy. Fish or Vegetarian would be best, as I don't think they're big meat eaters.


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  1. For fish, Greek style, I like Ithaka -- 86th Street between 1st and 2nd

    And for fish Italian style, you could try Trattoria Pesce Pasta -- 3rd Avenue between 87th and 88th

    Both are moderately priced with pleasant, comfortable atmosphere.

    There are lots of other good recommendations in this thread:

    1. i would check out uva, sit in the back garden. it is italian so you can get fish and vegetarian, drink some wine. the food is good not amazing but the ambiance makes the meal. prices are good as well.

      1. Beyoglu (Turkish) has good food and would be in your price range. Beyoglu is on 3rd Ave at 81st. They have outdoor seating if it's a nice night. May be a bit of a wait as it is always busy.

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        1. re: keving

          i was going to say beyoglu as well. i've never been but my friends love it.

          1. re: mch

            Third Beyoglu, also would add Zocalo (Mexican) to the list.


            1. re: LeahBaila

              I live in the neighborhood and love Beyoglu...visit frequently
              Especially love their vegetarian mezze platter
              great for sharing