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Oct 21, 2010 07:18 AM

Favorite restaurants for meals/drinks under $100 for 2?

Looking for fun spots with quality food, yet affordable. Suggestions?

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  1. Cuisine preference? Area of town?

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      no preferences - open to good cuisine and willing to travel

      1. re: dollydoobie

        I can't speak for others, but your request is too broad for me to be able to help you. There are hundreds of restaurants in Manhattan where you can manage to spend max of $100 for two. You need to narrow it down somehow.

        For example are you interested in eating Chinese food? Because you can certainly do that under your budget.

        And what do you mean by "fun?"

    2. A shout-out for Le Zie, Italian in Chelsea. Get there early, though, since it fills up quickly and can get loud after 7:30 p.m.

      Le Zie
      172 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. Just in the EV/LES/SOHO area(s), if you're not including drinks/tax/tip:

        Frankie's 17
        Double Crown
        Momofuku Noodle
        Momofuku Ssam
        Falai Panetteria
        Caffe Falai
        Clinton Street Baking Co.

        (some of the above might involve splitting a dessert to come in under $100, mind you... but they're all in the vicinity...)

        Momofuku Ssam Bar
        207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Momofuku Noodle Bar
        171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Caffe Falai
        265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

        45 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

        Double Crown
        316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

        Clinton Street Baking Co.
        4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

        Falai Panetteria
        79 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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        1. Our favorite for the past 20 years is El Charro (Espanol) at 4 Charles Street in the Village. Not hard to have a great dinner with wine for under $100 for two persons. There are a few choices that might take you over budget, but that's not the norm.