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bornie Aug 18, 2009 12:46 PM

staying at a friends condo while he and family are away,, East 83rd at York Ave. Looking for suggestions on "chowhound " places to eat nearby,,, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Ethiopian, deli, great pizza,, etc. Thx!!!

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    notsochubbychubette RE: bornie Aug 18, 2009 01:07 PM

    German
    Heidelberg 2nd btwn 85th and 86th

    B Cafe for Belgian (moules frites, a good beer)
    75th/2nd and third

    Spigolo for italian 2nd/81st

    Chinese
    Pig Heaven 2nd /81st

    Josie's
    Healthy options

    Beyoglu for turkish- 3rd/81st

    Flex Mussles
    Seafood
    82nd/S Btwn Lex and 3rd

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      whitneybee RE: notsochubbychubette Aug 19, 2009 05:57 PM

      Please note that the Josie's on 2nd Ave. closed. However, the West Side location is still open.

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      notsochubbychubette RE: bornie Aug 18, 2009 01:18 PM

      oh and i would venture the ten blocks to JG Melon for a burger

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        MMRuth RE: notsochubbychubette Aug 19, 2009 04:42 AM

        Or 10 or so blocks north for the burger at Ottomanelli (Lex & 93rd). If you are interested in cooking, Kitchen Arts & Letters (cookbook store) is across the street.

      2. LNG212 RE: bornie Aug 18, 2009 02:03 PM

        Add Cafe d'Alsace on 2nd Avenue at 88th (or 89th?).

        2nd B Cafe (though I've only been to the one on the UWS).

        1. Joe MacBu RE: bornie Aug 18, 2009 02:43 PM

          Wu Liang Ye (Sichuan)
          215 E. 86th St nr 3rd Ave

          But really, get an unlimited metrocard and go to the rest of the city.
          The UES overall is not that good for food.

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            CMG920 RE: Joe MacBu Aug 18, 2009 02:51 PM

            Vermicelli for vietnamese on 2nd avenue between 77th and 78th.
            Finnegans Wake for a delicious burger. Old school Irish Pub. 73rd and 1st avenue.
            Al Forno on 2nd avenue btwn 77th and 78th for pizza (not by the slice, whole pie only)
            I agree with B. Cafe.
            Green Kitchen for diner food
            Sabor A Mexico for authentic tacos
            Sushi of Gari

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              Asumnuthin RE: CMG920 Aug 19, 2009 06:25 AM

              ahhhhh Green Kitchen, best FF on the UES
              classic diner food

          2. beaulieu RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 05:28 AM

            Donguri, very close to you.

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              olympusnyc RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 11:50 AM

              Sushi - Sushi of Gari - $$$, 78th and 1st.
              Japanese Omakase - Sasabune, 73rd and 1st

              1. apple342 RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 12:14 PM

                Agree with Joe MacBu. If possible, dont limit yourself to UES. That said, Elio's is great Italian (84th/2nd). If you have a sweet tooth, Two Little Red Hens (86th/2nd - right next to Heidelberg) - will certainly satisfy. One of top 5 bakeries in the city, in my book.

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                  glutton08 RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 01:39 PM

                  There is an Ethiopian restaurant (creatively named The Ethiopian Restaurant) right where you're staying on York btw 83rd and 84th, but it's pretty mediocre.

                  Ottomanelli was a good burger suggestion, there's another location on York between 85th and 86th.

                  Agree w/ B Cafe, Gari, Sasabune.

                  For cheaper sushi Suki is a decent neighborhood place right by you on 84th and York and Gajyumaru on 87th and 1st is also good.

                  Also Beyoglu (81st and 3rd) for Turkish, but stick with the mezes.

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                    Michael Ambrosio RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 01:43 PM

                    Try Shalizar for Persian, right across the street from Beyoglu on 3rd and 81st.

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                      nevets88 RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 02:00 PM

                      Gobo for vegetarian (82nd and 3rd)

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                        Gelaine RE: bornie Aug 19, 2009 03:16 PM

                        Pintalle's (sp?) Pizza is on York..west side between 83rd and 84th. Up at 89th and York Is York Grill... for above average dinner. Rhugetta is a nice small Italian on 85th just west of 1st Ave. If you ever want to eat in Dorian sea food right there at York and 83rd is probably one of the best fish stores in town. At 82nd and York is Ottomanelli Bros... known for their steaks. They also have some decent prepared and frozen foods. Check out menupages.com You can check out rests. by neighborhood with maps, menus, etc.

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                          bornie RE: Gelaine Aug 19, 2009 04:32 PM

                          Thx all, I really appreciate the great suggestions.. I'm a chowhound living in Houston (orig from Paterson NJ) and its great having all the restaurant picks for my upcoming visit. Best regards,, Jack

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