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Recommendations near NYU medical center

shaun319 Feb 25, 2010 11:41 PM

Hi guys,

Any recommendations on good restaurants near the NYU medical centter?

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    RGR RE: shaun319 Feb 26, 2010 09:07 AM

    It would be helpful to know exactly what you are looking for. Cuisine preferences? Casual or fancy? Lunch or dinner? Per person budget for food only (drinks, tax, & tips additional).

    But to get you started...

    'inoteca Gramercy, corner of 3rd & 24th. Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    Turkish Kitchen, on 3rd, b/t 27th & 28th. Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    Sarge's Deli, on 3rd, b/t 36th & 37th. Superb pastrami. Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    1. CantStopEating RE: shaun319 Feb 26, 2010 09:56 AM

      If you're thinking of a lower price point in the immediate neighborhood, how about Pio Pio (try salchipapas and roasted chicken) or 2nd Avenue Deli?


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        uwsister RE: CantStopEating Feb 28, 2010 05:15 AM

        I haven't been to that particular branch but I love Pio Pio's chicken in general. Good stuff, especially for that price.

      2. bigjeff RE: shaun319 Feb 28, 2010 08:25 AM

        you've got that whole strip on east 34th between 2nd and 3rd, out of which the only one i consistently like is Ali Baba. But it's literally about 8 restaurants right there on the south side and they are all kinda booming, all the time.

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          robotcoupe RE: shaun319 Feb 28, 2010 09:47 AM

          2nd Ave deli...now on 33rd (?) between near 2nd ave.

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            RGR RE: robotcoupe Feb 28, 2010 09:55 AM

            2nd Av. Deli is on 33rd, but b/t 3rd & Lex. I think Sarge's is superior.

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              ellenost RE: RGR Mar 1, 2010 05:52 AM

              I agree 100% with RGR! Sarge's has the best pastrami, and is open 24/7.

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            clembeauchamp RE: shaun319 Feb 28, 2010 04:33 PM

            Another vote for Ali Baba.

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              urafoodoosh RE: shaun319 Mar 1, 2010 07:37 AM

              El Parador, 34th between 1st & 2nd (Mexican)

              Water Front Ale House , corner of 30th and 2nd, for great draft beer selection and Amazing Pub Food.

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                RGR RE: urafoodoosh Mar 1, 2010 07:40 AM

                The one time we tried El Parador, I found the food to be mediocre.

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                  urafoodoosh RE: RGR Mar 3, 2010 11:26 AM

                  El Parador has really good Mexican food, very friendly service and awesome guacamole and margaritas. They have been in biz for 50years I think they are doing something right plus the OP asks for " GOOD " restaurant and El Parador is very good :)

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                    RGR RE: urafoodoosh Mar 4, 2010 06:53 AM

                    "They have been in biz for 50years I think they are doing something right...."

                    The longevity of a restaurant does not necessarily mean that the food is anything to right home about. Until it closed last year, Tavern on the Green had been a mainstay on the NYC dining scene for ages, but nobody who cares about excellent food would ever recommend eating there.

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                    windycity RE: RGR Mar 3, 2010 11:34 AM

                    I'll ditto RGR's assessment.

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                  that_guy RE: shaun319 Mar 4, 2010 08:22 AM

                  Banc Cafe on Third and 30tj the chicken is terrifice as are most other itmes

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                    heWho RE: shaun319 Mar 4, 2010 02:13 PM

                    One that hasn't been mentioned yet is Cosette. It's a great little french bistro on 33rd St near 3rd ave.

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