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

brighton312 Sep 27, 2010 08:17 PM

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.

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  1. Wilfrid RE: brighton312 Sep 27, 2010 10:19 PM

    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. princeofpork RE: brighton312 Sep 28, 2010 07:19 AM

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

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        brighton312 RE: brighton312 Sep 28, 2010 07:38 AM

        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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          princeofpork RE: brighton312 Sep 28, 2010 08:23 AM

          Check out Craftbar.

        2. prdct RE: brighton312 Sep 28, 2010 10:37 AM

          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.

          210 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

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

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            Nancy S. RE: prdct Sep 28, 2010 11:18 AM

            How about Recette?

            328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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            fm1963 RE: brighton312 Sep 28, 2010 11:24 AM

            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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              brighton312 RE: fm1963 Sep 29, 2010 06:42 PM

              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.

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              duckie RE: brighton312 Sep 28, 2010 11:29 PM

              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.

              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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                brighton312 RE: duckie Sep 29, 2010 06:49 PM

                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!

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

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                  duckie RE: brighton312 Sep 30, 2010 05:09 AM

                  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.

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                    Hey19 RE: brighton312 Sep 30, 2010 09:43 AM

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

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