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Breakfast/dinner around 50th st and 3rd ave

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We are staying in this area at the end of the month for Sat-Sun evenings. We are looking for good breakfast places in the area that serve Bacon,egg and cheese on bagels..or even any breakfast sandwiches to go that are quick, delicious, and filling. does anyone have any favorites for breakfast? Willing to schlep it a few blocks for someplace good to great.

Also dinner! We love Italian, Asian, Latin American, Mexican, and basic cuisine. We're not into fancy and fru fru food that looks too pretty to eat. Any suggestions in this area for some dinner that wouldn't break the bank?

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  1. Ess a bagel or Lenny's for breakfast...Quick, easy, filling....

    Ess-A-Bagel - www.ess-a-bagel.com
    831 3rd Ave # 1, New York - (212) 980-1010
    http://www.ess-a-bagel.com/

    Lenny's (54th and 2nd
    )http://www.lennysnyc.com

    1. really good and inexpensive thai place, although unfortunately i'm not sure if they're open on weekends. that whole block has a bunch of cute small restaurants

      Little Thai Kitchen in New York
      231 East 53rd St.
      New York, NY 10022
      Telephone: 212-644-5353 or
      212-644-5383

      1. "Break the bank" can have different meanings to people depending on how well-stocked their bank is.

        Pampano, on 49th St., b/t 2nd & 3rd Avs., serves excellent modern Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood. Good service and pleasant ambiance. You can check prices on their website and decide if they would cause your bank to go bust.

        http://www.modernmexican.com/pampano

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        1. re: RGR

          Thanks for all the great suggestions...ess a bagel is definitely on our list..and lenny's too.

        2. Check out
          http://www.menupages.com/restaurants....

          lots of great places on Second Ave. in the 50s

          Zarela = Mexican
          Sip Sak = Turkish
          Chin Chin = Chinese...49th St. between 2nd & 3rd Ave