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peacepug Aug 30, 2010 02:57 PM

About 25$ pp all included?

and up to 50$ pp. all included?

Looking for ideas for a nice meal, what do you think?

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    avitrek RE: peacepug Aug 30, 2010 06:07 PM

    What do you expect in "all included"? I assume you mean tax/tip, but your definition of a meal is still missing. Do you want just an entrée? 3 courses? Liquor? Those questions will drastically change how far $25 or $50 can go.

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      brooklynkoshereater RE: peacepug Aug 30, 2010 07:53 PM

      dairy? meat? brooklyn, queens included?

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        peacepug RE: brooklynkoshereater Aug 31, 2010 03:47 AM

        meat, manhattan. Including just app and entree, sorry for the unclear request.

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          weinstein5 RE: peacepug Aug 31, 2010 05:05 AM

          I think Le Marai and Abugaels will let you stay in your price range - there will be some entrees that could bust your budget though - I have also heard the new Prime Grill restaurant Prime KO might laso fit your requirements -

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            avitrek RE: peacepug Aug 31, 2010 06:55 AM

            Under $25 for meat app and entree you're in the Alibaba/Gan Asia/KD territory. Of the bunch I think only KD does its cuisine(greasy American fast food) well.

            Under $50 I agree with Le Marais or Abigaels. If you want something other than steak I would suggest Darna for Moroccan. I've never been to Prime KO, but I've heard good things.

            For all of these options you could find item items that break your budget, but you should be able to find plenty to eat in your price range.

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              DeisCane RE: avitrek Aug 31, 2010 07:17 AM

              Clubhouse Cafe?

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                cheesecake17 RE: avitrek Aug 31, 2010 07:41 AM

                under $50 in le marais? the steak frites is $19 and an appetizer is about $10-12. All the other steaks are much higher than that.. so doesn't leave many options. Unless sharing an appetizer is part of the equation..

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                  avitrek RE: cheesecake17 Aug 31, 2010 07:55 AM

                  $28 for an entree gets you 12 oz ribeye, hanger steak, short ribs, beef medallions, lamb, any of the chicken, or any of the fish dishes. $11 gets you about half the appetizers. Factor in tax and tip and you end up at $50.

                  Yes, if you want any of the other steaks and you're talking about splitting an appetizer to get under $50. Increasing the budget to $55 or $60 would open up the options a lot. But what's scarier than that is how little $25 gets you these days.

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                    cheesecake17 RE: avitrek Aug 31, 2010 08:35 AM

                    I wasn't sure of the prices of the other entrees.. thanks for clarifying. So Le Marais is definitely do-able for $50/person.. if you watch what you're ordering.

                    $25 really doesn't get you much- even in a dairy restaurant. Typical lunch in a sit down dairy restaurant- salad with tuna or greek salad- $12. Coffee- $2. + tax and tip.. I'd rather make it and eat it at home. Fish in a dairy place can be $22+ w/o tax and tip...

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