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

dollydoobie Oct 21, 2010 07:18 AM

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

  1. ChefJune Oct 21, 2010 12:40 PM

    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.

    1. sgordon Oct 21, 2010 11:04 AM

      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. re: sgordon
        dollydoobie Oct 21, 2010 11:10 AM

        great list - thank you!

      2. 280 Ninth Oct 21, 2010 07:26 AM

        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

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          gutsofsteel Oct 21, 2010 07:21 AM

          Cuisine preference? Area of town?

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          1. re: gutsofsteel
            dollydoobie Oct 21, 2010 09:16 AM

            no preferences - open to good cuisine and willing to travel

            1. re: dollydoobie
              gutsofsteel Oct 21, 2010 09:22 AM

              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?"

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