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Apr 5, 2010 04:47 PM

Spanish or Turkish near the Whitney?

Going to the Biennial this Friday and am looking for Spanish within reasonable walk/short cab.

Spanish: Malaga? El Porron? Solera?
I'm a bit scared of all 3 based on general online reviews, seem quite mixed.

Turkish: Uskudar? Beyoglu?

I prefer authentic atmosphere to trendy but if the food is better, trendy is fine.


200 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028

1405 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021

216 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

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  1. I'd encourage you to get out of that immediate vicinity. Is this for Friday dinner? Lunch?

    The closest one I can think of is La Fonda del Sol (haven't been). Otherwise, I'd steer you to Txikito (Chelsea) or Casa Mono (Gramercy) but both would have longish waits for dinnertime.

    Casa Mono
    52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

    240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    La Fonda del Sol
    200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10020

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    1. re: kathryn

      Friday dinner.
      And its all about the vicinity. Been to all the places you've mentioned. Not close any of them.

    2. I used to live close to Uskudar and went there many times. The food was always good and it wasn't expensive. It was a reliable neighborhood option, nothing out of this world, but good. But I haven't been there in 5 years or so... Perhaps someone will have a more recent experience to report.

      1405 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021