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A unique(maybe Italian or seafood), delicious, not over priced NIGHT OUT IN NYC!

TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 14, 2008 11:42 AM

I have been to NYC quite a few times. I will be staying in NYC for Labor Day weekend w my boyfriend who has never been. Does anyone have a recommendation for a unique, tasty place to eat? We love Italian and seafood.

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  1. kcijones001 RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 14, 2008 11:51 AM

    Otto is always fun!

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      yebo RE: kcijones001 Aug 14, 2008 03:02 PM

      Overpriced is as overpriced does, as is often said in this form or another on the board. Perceptions of value for price are very personal. Also, NYC prices are shocking except for people from other very expensive places.

      So... my questions are .. First - what kind of Italian? And also, how much do you want to spend for appetizer, main course, and dessert? How much do you plan to drink - what type of things? Tax is I think 8.75% on all this and tip is 15-20%.

    2. kcijones001 RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 06:51 AM

      Definitely not fancy, but try A Salt and Batttery for fish
      A Salt & Battery 112 greenwich ave (btwn 12th & 13th st)

      1. floretbroccoli RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 07:02 AM

        It may be pricier than you want, but if you love Italian and love seafood, you might consider the Italian seafood joint, Esca.

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          KTinNYC RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 07:10 AM

          Aquagrill is great for seafood.

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            TampaNativeThatLovesNYC RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 08:52 AM

            Thank you all, I dont mind spending some dough on the food if it is great food & a great experience. I just don't want to spend a lot of mula on a tourist trap type of place. I ate at Australian restaraunt Sunburnt Cow last time I was in NYC & liked it due to the cheap food & great atmosphere. It also didnt seem TOOO touristy, but maybe im wrong? I ate at the restaraunt in the W Hotel in the Times Square area, the food was good but expensive., but the reason i was not happy, it was just like restraunts we have here in tampa. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR GREAT INPUT!

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              kcijones001 RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 09:56 AM

              You ate and Blue Fin. It's a BR Guest Restaurants "chain" (which include dos caminos and blue water grill amongst many other).

              If you are looking for something super not touristy, go to Felice for a nice Italian meal and not expensive..or .small, good food.
              64th and 1st or Accademia di Vino on 63rd and 3rd

              If you want cuban and no tourists at all, go to Son Cubano in Soho

              PS-Otto and a Salt and Battery are NOT touristy either.

            2. misnatalie RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 10:43 AM

              Try Mermaid Inn in the east village then you might want to walk for some fun desserts at Chickalicious (trendy but not touristy) or the Dessert Truck.

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                RGR RE: TampaNativeThatLovesNYC Aug 15, 2008 12:29 PM

                Tides is a teensy fish/seafood "shack" practically hidden away on Norfolk St., on the Lower East Side. Very good food + a sleek interior with a truly unique ceiling. You'd best call to see if/when they will be open Labor Day weekend.


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                  KTinNYC RE: RGR Aug 15, 2008 02:39 PM

                  Tides is perfect for what the OP is looking for. I tend to forget about tides. Must make a return visit.

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