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Best restaurants between West 96th and West 110th?

Looking for restaurant suggestions between west 96th and west 110th. I posted yesterday asking about the new-ish Indian place, Aangan, on West 103rd, but haven't received any responses. Curious what people think are best restaurants in this area. Thanks.

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  1. Alouette is very good. I also enjoy Mama Mexico once in a while. I used to live in the area, and these are the only ones I return for.

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    1. re: rrems

      I used to go to Alouette all the time and always had a lovely time. They are doing a Father's Day brunch Sunday, by the by.

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      Alouette
      2588 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

    2. Bumping for more recs around W96 - thinking of Metisse in addition to Alouette though have not been to either in a couple of years. Also any suggestions for Indian or Italian in that area? Thanks.

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      Alouette
      2588 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

      Metisse
      239 W 105th Street, New York, NY 10025

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      1. re: fm1963

        I'm always happy with Gennaro -- 93rd, so just outside the requested range.

        1. i second gennaro, and would suggest indus valley for indian. this particular stretch of manhattan doesn't offer alot of great options. if you are looking for really good food over a "restaurant" experience, i'd recommend taqueria y fonda mexicana on 108 and amsterdam

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          1. re: NYCbuckeye

            Taqueria y Fonda Mexicana makes some of my favorite tortas. Sookk isn't bad for Thai, at least what I've had from their menu.

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            Sookk
            2686 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

            1. re: NYCbuckeye

              I've given this restaurant several chances and find it to be highly overrated. The palak paneer has the consistency of baby food, and the buffet lunch was uninspired and not kept hot. For an Indian buffet, try Sapphire near Lincoln Center.

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              Indus Valley
              2636 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

            2. Evert tried Indus Valley for Indian? Went there for my high school graduation lunch and did not regret it. Great service, great food.

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              Indus Valley
              2636 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

              1. I don't know what kind of restaurant -- fancy, cheap, etc. -- you are looking for ... that said, here are some that DH and I like:
                --Malecon (Amsterdam & 97th) dominican chicken (DH prefers it to the peruvian chicken at Pio Pio on Amst. & 95th)
                --Cafe Frida (Amsterdam & 97th) decent Mexican food, nice back garden
                --Hummus Place (Bway & 98 or 99) love their warm, fresh pita; I like the hummus with the fava beans
                --Lime Leaf (Bway & 108th) but it's been a little while since I've been there
                --Noche Mexicana (we've only done delivery; Amsterdam & 101st) good food, not so great delivery service (but obviously the food was worth it since we go back!)
                --Rack & Soul (109th off Bway) good southern/bbq type food. They have a really good red velvet cake too

                Slightly out of your stated street grid (but worth it):
                --best wine bar is Buceo (95th between Amst. & Bway) moderately priced wine in lovely setting with good but a bit expensive food.
                --best Ethiopian in Manhattan at Zoma (FredDoughlas & 113th) excellent food; I esp. like the veg platter
                --Charm Thai (95th & Amsterdam) good food. NB: I have no idea about "authenticity". I like spicy and Charm usually does it for me.

                I'll second the recs for:
                --Indus Valley (probably the best for Indian in this nabe)
                --Gennaro (good Italian) and they just expanded their space with a very nice bar area now

                Hope you find what you are looking for.

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                Zoma
                2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026