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wweats Apr 4, 2009 08:59 AM

This is for TONIGHT (4/4/09)! Help!

Any good, reasonably priced food in the area. Diner OK, or up from there. Say, $25 or under without drinks. Thanks!

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    cjd260 Apr 4, 2009 10:15 AM

    RGR's Uncle Nick's rec is a good one. Also, Island Burgers and Shakes (across the street from Uncle Nick's) has very good burgers and chicken sandwiches and is just a bit more sit-down-y than the local burger alternatives. Angelo's Pizza, Broadway between 53rd and 54th (under the Late Show marquis), is fantastic. And Men Kui Tei - 56th between 5th and 6th - and Menchanko Tei - 55th between 5th and 6th - are two of the best ramen spots in the city (let alone midtown). All are well within your budget.

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      uwsgrazer Apr 4, 2009 11:32 AM

      Roberto Passon at 50th and 9th is right at the edge of your boundaries. Reasonably priced Italian fare that should fit in your budget if you order carefully.

      http://www.robertopasson.com/media/ro...

      I'm pretty sure Mechanko-tei is closed for renovation. You should call to check but I know Onigashima located next door is, and I thought I saw a similar sign when I went by yesterday.

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        wweats Apr 4, 2009 11:53 AM

        Thank you all!

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          Pan Apr 5, 2009 11:09 PM

          Where did you end up going, and how was it?

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          suse Apr 14, 2009 06:58 AM

          I'm obviously not the OP, but I found this thread before heading to the city last weekend. We ended up at Roberto Passon and had a nice meal before the theater. Not too snobby and not too pricey, but really nice. My friend and I had our 15-year-old sons with us and they accommodated us as walk-ins even though they were almost full. So thanks for the recommendation.

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        RGR Apr 4, 2009 09:56 AM

        Depending on what you order, you might be able to manage that budget at Uncle Nick's, on 9th, b/t 50th & 51st. Tasty Greek food. Menu on menupages.com.

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