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nycgirl08 Mar 17, 2009 09:01 AM

Can anyone recommend any good restaurant in Soho (near Prince st, mercer) that is not too expensive? (under $20 entrees) Any cuisine. Thanks.

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    wooster5 Mar 20, 2009 11:45 AM

    I agree with snack on thomson and I'd defintiely add 100 acres on macdougal to the list - it has a great burger and wonderful other entres. If you're in the mood for tapas - try out Boqueria and Bar Carrera

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    1. re: wooster5
      michele cindy Mar 20, 2009 12:14 PM

      I 2nd 100 Acres, I always forget that place! I've been there a few times and it's always good.

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      volker Mar 19, 2009 12:03 PM

      cafe falai. v good italian on lafayette below prince. not cheap but def reasonable.

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        Pan Mar 19, 2009 12:40 PM

        When I looked at their dinner menu, it looked more expensive than Lupa, which makes me question how "reasonable" it is. Is the food as good or better than Lupa's?

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          il Trifulau Mar 19, 2009 01:32 PM

          You know who's food is better than Lupa's? Aurora and Pepolino.

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            Pan Mar 19, 2009 05:10 PM

            I haven't tried either, but I appreciate the recommendations.

      2. il Trifulau Mar 18, 2009 05:35 AM

        Café Noir
        Ben's Pizza
        Mooncake Foods
        Caffé Tina
        to name a few

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          Desidero Mar 18, 2009 05:15 PM

          Have you eaten anything at Caffe Tina that would qualify as edible? I have not. If you have any recommendations, I'm all ears.

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            il Trifulau Mar 19, 2009 04:43 AM

            I always get their salumi and cheese plates. My wife likes their omelets. The pizza is good enough.
            It's an old school SoHo spot run by authentic I-talians, so I cut it some slack.

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              malibu Mar 19, 2009 05:04 AM

              Pretty sure this place closed down like 6 months ago (or more) or am I mistaken? I never ate there, but it was a nice spot to have a glass of wine or coffee without the "beautiful people" aesthetic of soho.

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                il Trifulau Mar 19, 2009 05:59 AM

                Shut down and re-opened once they put their code-compliant indirect drains in place, I'm told.

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                  malibu Mar 19, 2009 06:18 AM

                  good to know. thank you!

        2. michele cindy Mar 18, 2009 04:20 AM

          I 2nd Peep, inexpensive given what else is in the area.
          Fanellis, for burgers, I also had a good vegetarian chili there.
          You could go to Balthazar for an omlette or sandwich about $15.00.
          Let us know where you end up.
          I've given Spring St. Natural too many tries to ever go back there.

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            malibu Mar 18, 2009 05:11 AM

            Me too. My comp used to order from them and it was 50% ok and the other 50% we had many bad experiences- undercooked food, rancid food etc. etc. This was just take out, but would not recommend SN to anyone unfort.

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            Desidero Mar 17, 2009 07:58 PM

            Snack on Thompson for Greek.

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              harrison Mar 17, 2009 11:25 AM

              Broome St. Bar

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                iheartbacon Mar 17, 2009 06:13 PM

                i second la esquina

                spring st natural and l'asso are also good options nearby

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                susan robin Mar 17, 2009 10:52 AM

                Cubana Cafe on Thompson Street is good, not great.

                1. LeahBaila Mar 17, 2009 10:19 AM

                  Peep (Thai)
                  Aroma (Italian)
                  Papatzul (Mexican)


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                    michele cindy Mar 18, 2009 04:20 AM

                    Do you mean Aroma Coffee bar? I don't think it's Italian, it's Israeli owned and the menu is eclectic with Mediterranean, Mid Eastern overtones.

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                      LeahBaila Mar 18, 2009 04:49 AM

                      Nope...It's just called "Aroma." I know of the coffee bar you're speaking of. Two separate places.


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                        michele cindy Mar 18, 2009 06:31 AM

                        Thanks for clarifying! Where's the "other" Aroma? I'd would like to check it out.

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                          LeahBaila Mar 18, 2009 06:33 AM

                          You're welcome. :)
                          Here's the info: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails?restaurantid=5974


                  2. malibu Mar 17, 2009 10:13 AM

                    La Esquina -cafe side

                    1. shorts Mar 17, 2009 10:01 AM

                      For bar food, Try Fanelli - http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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                        Nancy191 Mar 17, 2009 10:03 AM

                        under $20 entrees is going to be a bit hard to do in any decent place, besides an ethnic restaurant

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