looking for good cheap food
I am going into the city on a Saturday for dinner and would like to find a restaurant with good food and reasonable prices ($20 or less for entre). I would like it to be within walking distance from Grand Central too. Also, one of my friends is allergic to shell fish - so a place that isn't focused on seafood is a must. Any suggestions?
Slightly longer walk, but I love Szechuan Gourmet on 39th between 5th & 6th if you're up for chinese. I love their cucumber salad and dan dan noodles, and the shredded potato dish is something a little out of the ordinary but delicious. Just be aware - when they indicate that a dish is spicy, they really mean it.
21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
One of my favorites, which I always recommend for pre-theater or proximity to Grand Central, is Akdeniz. It's Turkish and has a very varied menu with something for everyone, plus an incredibly reasonable prix fixe at $21.95 with no time limit (i.e., served all night). Virtually all entrees under $20. Charming ambiance and service. Reservations essential.