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Good Eats in/near Hell's Kitchen

xnumberoneson Mar 2, 2010 06:28 PM

Friend and I will be staying at the Hudson Hotel (58th & 9th) next Wednesday night. Looking for chow-worthy dining options in the area. We're looking for casual, inexpensive-to-moderate "only in New York" kind of place. Or, at least the kind of place we won't find in Central Pennsylvania.

  1. TongoRad Mar 3, 2010 05:31 AM

    You can also consider Szechuan Gourmet (the 56th/8th location) if you like spicy food (stick with the Szechuan dishes instead of the Chinese/American stuff they also serve), or Angelo's Pizza (57th/7th) for coal oven pizza. Neither are absolute tops in their respective genres, but they are definitely good and are close to your hotel.

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    1. re: TongoRad
      xnumberoneson Mar 3, 2010 09:59 AM

      Thank you all for your ideas!

    2. LeahBaila Mar 3, 2010 05:11 AM

      Check out menus/addresses on: www.menupages.com

      Xie Xie
      Gazala Place
      Empanada Mama
      Poseidon Greek Bakery
      Tulcingo del Valle


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        babbabooey Mar 3, 2010 05:04 AM

        Uncle Nick's or next door at Nick's Ouzaria (Greek tapas).

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          emgoodman Mar 3, 2010 04:40 AM

          Check out Yakitori Totto, a Japanese izakaya on 55th street between Broadway and 8th Ave. The cost can add up if you eat a lot, but it's a very cool spot (the type of which I don't think you find in Central PA) and the food is great.

          Here is some additional info:

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            delikado Mar 3, 2010 03:52 AM

            You should definitely drop by Casellula (52nd between 9th and 10th). It's a charming little wine bar, with a great small plates menu and cheese selection. It does tend to fill up, though, so I'd recommend going early (right when it opens), or after dinner.

            1. CantStopEating Mar 2, 2010 07:03 PM

              Churrascaria Plataforma is a Brazilian restaurant that serves loads of meat on skewers. It's definitely an experience but it can be a bit pricey. For a fun, casual time with inexpensive prices, check out Hallo Berlin on 45th and 10th ave. It's a German beer bar that can be a fun drunken place.


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