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UES 90s around 5th/Park- inexpensive late night good food

rcburli Sep 29, 2010 09:36 AM

Arriving on a Thursday night around 9.
Looking for inexpensive and any cuisine. Would love to stay in the neighborhood and walk.

ps. in an earlier post I thought I was going to be staying near the natural history museum but I'm on the east side now.

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    gutsofsteel Sep 29, 2010 09:43 AM

    What does inexpensive mean for you?

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    1. re: gutsofsteel
      rcburli Sep 29, 2010 10:33 AM

      $30-$40 for dinner and a couple of drinks.

    2. JungMann Sep 29, 2010 09:43 AM

      You may find this thread helpful: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6421...

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        ajs42548 Sep 29, 2010 02:13 PM

        I'm thinking of Ottomanelli's on Lexington and 93rd.

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        1. re: ajs42548
          MMRuth Dec 28, 2010 03:34 PM

          That would be my choice - hamburger, waffle fries and a couple of drinks should work at that budget.

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          jinglejangle Sep 29, 2010 07:27 PM

          Tre Otto

          Tre Otto
          1408 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10029

          1. thew Sep 29, 2010 07:53 PM

            naruto ramen is open until 11

            between 89 and 90 on 3rd ave

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              Jane A. Sep 29, 2010 10:17 PM

              Café d'Alsace on 2nd at 88th is open until about midnight, and they'll deliver until about 11pm.

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                farago Oct 1, 2010 05:44 AM

                your budget is unrealistically low for the neighborhood ... for dinner for two with a couple of drinks, plus tax and tip, figure $60 or so for one course, closer to $80 for two or three...ate at Ottomanelli's last night, had a main course each, one ginger ale and one coffee - $46 before tip

                meanwhile Ottomanelli's food has been taking a nosedive the last two meals we have had there; the steak last night - in many ways their trademark dish since they are owned by a butcher - was at the level of Tad's - gamey (not aged, gamey), tough, thin, and strangely shaped for a NY strip; the chicken parm, which has always been really great old-line red sauce italian, was just fair, and significantly under-sauced and cheesed ... a serious decline in the kitchen, either technique of a new cook or ingredients on the cheap or both

                Ottomanelli's Cafe
                1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

                1. re: farago
                  rcburli Oct 4, 2010 05:02 AM

                  I'm by myself...thinking about trying Cafe D'Alsace.

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                doug e Dec 28, 2010 01:42 PM

                for inexpensive late night we always go to one fish two fish 97 and madison. hangar steak marinated , shrimp scampi and crab legs are the way to go. occasionally we take kids to their brunch but since we live local and my wife works late { doctor at sinai } we cant resist

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                  City Kid Dec 29, 2010 06:17 AM

                  Is the food actually edible there? I haven't been in years, but I recall eating some really overcooked, tasteless fish.

                  1. re: City Kid
                    gutsofsteel Dec 29, 2010 06:29 AM

                    It's edible, it's basically diner level food.

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