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Dinner around 51st/Lex vicinity

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ctkathy Jan 7, 2009 06:57 AM

3 ladies staying at above location looking for great dinner place within reasonable walking distance (up to 65th or down to 32nd staying E) or shortish taxi ride. $100 per person including a drink or two would be nice. Italian, French, Greek, Turkish, Indian, American all great! Pleaseant atmosphere--not too hip or too young. Any great ideas for us?

Was thinking The Modern Bar but read mixed reviews.

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    Jane A. Jan 7, 2009 07:25 AM

    Anthos (greek) at 1st & 49th. Cibo @ 2nd & 41st. Luna Piena (Italian) on 53rd bet. 2nd & 3rd. La Mangeoire on 2nd & 53rd. Sip Sak (Turkish) on 2nd bet 49 & 50th. All menus available on menupages.com. Some have early prix fixe.

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    1. re: Jane A.
      Deenso Jan 7, 2009 08:09 AM

      I'll second La Mangeoire and throw in Jubilee, at 347 E. 54th St.

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      RGR Jan 7, 2009 07:24 AM

      Taking your budget into consideration....

      For Italian, I highly recommend Convivio, on Tudor City Pl., b/t 42nd & 43rd Sts. Delicious food, mixed ages crowd, and atmospherics which are accurately described by the restaurant's name -- convivial. There is an a la carte menu, but the best way to go is the 4-course prix-fixe for $59.

      http://www.convivionyc.com

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        eameyer Jan 7, 2009 07:12 AM

        I like Cabana on Lex and (61st, I think?) It's the three of NYC locations, but I think it's pretty good cuban at a decent price. There's also Pompano, off third ave., which is supposed to be good Mexican and Pescatore on 2nd in the low 50's for italian.

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          italianagambino Jan 7, 2009 07:07 AM

          I reccomend #1 Felice.
          Then:
          PJ Clarke's
          Serafina
          Brasserie 360
          Patsy's Pizzeria

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