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Mumbles in Gramercy Park: good and cheap...

gutreactions Nov 9, 2008 08:05 AM

Stopped in to Mumbles on 3rd. Ave. for a chat with a local friend recently and ended up with a darn good meal at a reasonable price: their deconstructed Cobb Salad was good as was my guest's Quesadilla...generous portions too. Not fancy by any means, but imho fine for a casual meal that won't threaten your wallet...

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    roze RE: gutreactions Nov 9, 2008 10:48 AM

    I agree. Mumbles has some solid food. Certainly not a destination place but good for the neighborhood. Their specials are fantastic.

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      chocolatebirthdaycake RE: roze Nov 9, 2008 05:05 PM

      Good to know. Back in the day, Chowhounders talked about plenty of "downscale" as well as upscale...perhaps the economic situation will make that practice RETURN. I am ready to explore non-expensive places (like those that Sietsema finds buy the boatload)!


    2. goodhealthgourmet RE: gutreactions Nov 9, 2008 05:18 PM

      wow, Mumbles is still open? i used to live nearby, years ago. it was one of those places that i always noted as i walked past, but never bothered to try because there were so many other, more appealing options in the neighborhood.

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        sugartoof RE: goodhealthgourmet Nov 9, 2008 07:19 PM

        That would describe me too, but there are a lot less appealing options in the area these days, and Mumbles is still standing. I've read some mediocre reviews of the place, but might finally get around to trying it.

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        ajs42548 RE: gutreactions Nov 9, 2008 06:21 PM

        I live near where the Mumbles on 3rd and 91 St. was. I miss it very much. We used to get the early bird specials (if you arrived before 7PM) for $7.95. That included the specials as well as any item on the menu. Imagine, 2 soft shell crabs w/potato and vegetables or a steak with potato and vegetable for that price. I guess that's why they aren't there any more.

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