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Aug 12, 2009 02:26 AM

Please, recommend some restaurants

Can you please recommend any good but inexpensive restaurants in Manhattan?
I will stay in New York only five days in August and I would like to try something typical place.
Thank you.

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  1. Can you give us a sense of how much you want to spend for meals (including tax, tip & alcohol, if any), what kinds of food you might be interested in and if you have any geographic preferences? That will help us come up with suggestions. This thread might help you in terms of orientation:

      1. there are 30,0000 restaurants in new york. you need to help us help you

        1. Agree with MMRuth. With thousands of restaurants in New York City, it is very difficult to make any recommendations without getting a sense of your constraints. For some people spending $20pp is too expensive, for others, it's $100pp.

          Not sure by what you mean by "something typical place"? You mean items that quintessential New York -- those that are hard to find elsewhere or signature food of the city? I recommend this thread:

          Don't Leave NY Without Eating...

          NYC for visitors:

          I also highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour -- inexpensive and gives you a flavor of a rich and diverse NYC neighborhood, but best done with another person:

          Best pizza in NY (pizza is typically < $20pp but again, pizza is best done with another person to maximize savings and minimize leftovers):

          Best brunch:

          I think these trip reports/itinerary might also help:

          1. Not sure where you are visiting from, but here's my short list:

            Caracas Arepas (at around $6/arepa)
            Menkuitei or Ippudo for ramen
            NY Noodletown
            Kefi's early bird dinner (though the last time I went it was less impressive.)

            all of the above should be under $20/person without alcohol.