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Best inexpensive restaurants in Manhattan

I have relatives who will be in Manhattan for a week, and are looking for the best possible places to eat where the food isn't too expensive. Very casual is fine, but not required. Neighborhood favorites, or ethnetic cuisine might be fun. Thank you for your help,

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  1. What does "inexpensive" mean to them?

    1. Expensive / Inexpensive mean very different things to different people. If you suggest about how much per person (and whether that would include drinks or not) I'm sure many of us would have suggestions.

      1. I think I finally got at least a bit of clarification about the "expensive vs enexpensive" question. They're primarily looking for great food. They're not looking for Per Se type prices................. their ideas would perhaps range from very inexpensive "finds" to fun places to eat or have drinks, to a few that just offer something else that is special. Pricing (other than any less expensive neighborhood or ethnic places) might be more along the lines of Red Cat........somewhere in between those two price points, or a bit higher if totally worth it. They pretty much love all types of food and would like to have different kinds of experiences. They don't mind some noise if it fits the setting. Ideas for all 3 meals as well as fun places for drinks would surely be appreciated.

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          1. It would be helpful if you clarified your definition of 'inexpensive' or 'reasonable' by giving a dollar range.