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Restaurant recommendations please

kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 05:44 AM

I am visiting the Natural History Museum and want to know of any good restuarants in that area for lunch and/or dinner.

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    italianagambino RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 05:52 AM

    Big Nick's Burger Joint for something casual, but delish (that's if you're a meat eater, of course!)

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      silencespeak RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 06:06 AM

      There are some good restaurants around 77th-78th and columbus. Isabella and Ocean Grill come to mind, my favorite of the two being Ocean Grill. Sushi of Gari's second location is on that block as well, and an excellent choice for sushi.

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        City Kid RE: silencespeak Jan 21, 2009 06:21 AM

        Another vote for Ocean Grill, literally in back of Natural History. I love their brunch menu, reservations required, a real bargain with a drink.

      2. LNG212 RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 06:08 AM

        Calle Ocho. Cafe Frida (pretty good food, though lousy service). Shake Shack. Pinch & S'mac.

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          winedanddined RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 06:28 AM

          if you are looking for a nice lunch spot at a great deal, i would say dovetail (just a block away at 103 W. 77th nr Columbus)...Dovetail is offering a $28 recession special 3-course lunch.


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            amedemonet RE: winedanddined Jan 21, 2009 08:33 AM

            I 2nd the Dovetail recommendation. The $28 deal is the price of one of their entrees normally.

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            heinlein42 RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 07:45 AM

            Also, Kefi is delicious if you enjoy mediterranean food.

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              fein RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 08:00 AM

              freds is good for american. la vela is good for italian. both decent priced and yummy.

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                amedemonet RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 08:39 AM

                For lunch/brunch, Sarabeth's is wonderful, best breafast foods after Barney Greengrass. If you are in the mood for casual BBQ, Brother Jimmy's.

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                  preppie foodie RE: kathyt08069 Jan 21, 2009 10:27 AM

                  I also like 'Cesca though I haven't been there in about six months or so. You can also eat in the bar area so you can decide last minute..

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