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In search of New American- like Colicchio and Sons but less pricey

Hi everyone! Can anyone recommend an inexpensive "New American" restaurant? For example, Colicchio and Sons' menu looks like the kind of food I'm trying to find, but I'd like to find a cheaper place (entrees $10-12). Anywhere in Manhattan is fine, with a slight preference for south of 14th street.
Thanks!

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  1. You will not find anywhere serving food in that style with entrees priced at $10-$12. Diners are more expensive than that. For food in that price range, consider Latino or Asian options.

    1. Agreed with Will. The only american food at that price are burgers.

      1. Okay, thanks, that's good to know. What is the cheapest you think I could find food in that style, then?

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        1. I wouldn't describe it as being the too much like Colicchio & Sons, but for something American, market driven and not just burgers in your price range you might try Westville. They now have three locations I believe.

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          Westville
          210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

          Colicchio & Sons
          85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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          1. re: prdct

            How about Recette?

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            Recette
            328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

          2. Have you looked at the Tap Room brunch menu at Colicchio and Sons? The prices range from $10 - $16, and includes things like braised rabbit leg, duck confit, and "new american" pizzas.

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            1. re: fm1963

              No, I was so fixated on dinner that I didn't look at the Tap Room brunch menu! Thanks for pointing that out- it is definitely a more wallet-friendly way for me to try their food.

            2. See if you like Ivo and Lulu, Northern Spy Food Co. and L'Ecole at the French Culinary Institute. I know the third one is French, but Colicchio's food has a lot of French influences so maybe you'd like it.

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              L'Ecole
              462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

              French Culinary Institute
              462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

              Northern Spy Food Co.
              511 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

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              1. re: duckie

                Thanks for the recommendations! I looked them all up and we decided to go to Northern Spy Food Co. today. Had a great experience, a standout being the (special of the day) cream of corn soup with mussels, served chilled. (At a budget-friendly $7.) The burnt sugar ice cream was fantastic, just like the top of a creme brulee.

                I am definitely interested in trying all the other great suggestions everyone has posted, in my pursuit of figuring out what exactly "New American" food is!

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                Northern Spy Food Co.
                511 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

                1. re: brighton312

                  I am so happy you found a place that worked, Brighton!

                  Will keep a look out for good New American places that fit your price range. I'm sure they exist.

                  1. re: brighton312

                    Northern Spy is a gem, cool ideas, right price. I think a better option then westville, for similar concept.