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What's good near the Landmark Sunshine movie theater?

efdee Aug 26, 2009 07:22 AM

I'm looking for an inexpensive-to-moderate ($75 for two, max), casual restaurant near the Landmark Sunshine. We like all cuisines, a bar would be a plus, but mostly we like low-key, un-cramped, places. TIA

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    kcup415 Mar 16, 2012 02:06 PM

    L'il Frankies on 1st Avenue, 1 block north of the theater. A quick walk across Houston. Excellent food, menu offerings, and service. Thin crust pizza and great other choices of pasta and entrees, sides, and desserts. Have dined here numerous times in the past 3 years, with parties large and small, at lunch and at dinner, and the food has consistently been great!

    Lil' Frankie's
    21 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    1. financialdistrictresident Dec 11, 2009 05:46 AM

      So where did you end up?

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      1. re: financialdistrictresident
        liebersh Dec 16, 2009 08:54 AM

        I ended up grabbing food at Bereket, a Turkish kebob place on Houston. I was able to bring the food into the theater, which was necessary because I was very tight on time. The food was actually quite tasty and I would certainly return (at least for take out).

      2. financialdistrictresident Dec 10, 2009 04:55 AM

        Rayuela? Does the $75 include cocktails?

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        1. re: financialdistrictresident
          chow_gal Dec 10, 2009 05:21 AM

          The $75 couple has gone to the movies and hopefully eaten already. (see date)

          1. re: chow_gal
            purplepeppereater Dec 11, 2009 01:46 AM

            Really, it sounds like the place you guys want(ed) is (was) Veselka. It's a great Eastern-European diner. Nice sit-down place, but you really can't describe it as a diner. It's basically a restaurant with some ethnic stuff (and by 'some ethnic stuff' I mean kickass pierogen) and good upscale diner food (pancakes at 5am, anyone?). It's on the corner of 2nd and 12th, I believe. Sometimes it is crowded, though.

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          liebersh Dec 9, 2009 01:31 PM

          I am going to Landmark movie theater for a 7:30pm show tonight. Anyone have a suggestion for a place nearby where I can grab some food "to go" to bring in to the theatre?

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          1. re: liebersh
            KTinNYC Dec 10, 2009 05:13 AM

            You're planning to eat in the theater?

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            niia Aug 26, 2009 12:36 PM

            Agree about the Elephant. And so close, just across that little park to the north of the theater. Also love Frankie's on Clinton St. and Little Giant on Orchard St. Both are small with cool, individualistic menus.

            1. erin07nyc Aug 26, 2009 12:03 PM

              Elephant - a thai place w/ interesting cocktails; on 1st St across Houston from Landmark.

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                nohofoods Aug 26, 2009 11:22 AM

                Prune. Inoteca. 2 places on Orchard, I think Georgia BBQ and Somethin French Bistro.

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                1. re: nohofoods
                  efdee Aug 26, 2009 11:47 AM

                  The two on Orchard are probably Georgia's East Side BBQ and Zuccola French Diner. All the suggestions sound good. Thanks a lot.

                  1. re: efdee
                    small h Aug 26, 2009 12:13 PM

                    That's Zucco Le French Diner.


                    Second The Elephant, and add Orchard & Lucien.

                2. LeahBaila Aug 26, 2009 09:41 AM

                  It would help tremendously if you told us where the theater was located. Thanks.


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                  1. re: LeahBaila
                    iluvcookies Aug 26, 2009 09:57 AM

                    LES... Houston St, about 2 blocks west of Katz's

                    1. re: iluvcookies
                      LeahBaila Aug 26, 2009 10:08 AM

                      Ahhh...OK, thanks!


                  2. il Trifulau Aug 26, 2009 09:36 AM

                    The pizza place next to Katz is pretty good, and there's some stuff on Ludlow nearby.

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