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YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 09:13 AM

I just started a new job just south of Astor place on Lafayette and I'm looking for a place to go to lunch on the days where I actually have time to leave my desk. I'm looking for any kind of cuisine, though I am sort of a snob when it comes to Chinese food having grown up with a mother who cooks traditional chinese and going to Dim Sum every sunday in Chinatown.

I'd like to be able to get away for under $10, but if the quality is there, maybe I'll treat myself to a higher price point every now and again.

I know a lot of thread already exist for NYU students looking for lunch spots, but I'm not looking to have pizza or burgers (unless they're very well made).

Thanks for your help!

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    phantomdoc RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 09:27 AM

    Grand Sichuan
    http://www.thegrandsichuan.com/stmarks

    Could be the best Chinese restaurant.

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      NewYorkNewHaven RE: phantomdoc Oct 21, 2010 12:13 PM

      Wait what? Grand Sichuan "could be the best Chinese restaurant." What are you smoking? Where else have you ate? And if Young Eats digs Dim Sum, which is Canto, maybe a reference more along those lines would be more appropriate than Sichuan food?

      I like Cafe Orlin on St. Marks.

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      Cafe Orlin
      41 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

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        phantomdoc RE: NewYorkNewHaven Oct 25, 2010 03:32 PM

        Smoking tea smoked duck

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      boccalupo RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 09:41 AM

      Ippudo and Dos Toros Taqueria.

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      Ippudo
      65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Dos Toros
      137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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        kathryn RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 09:54 AM

        Xian Famous Foods, Baoguette, a few slices from South Brooklyn Pizza?

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        Xi'an Famous Foods
        88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

        South Brooklyn Pizza
        122 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009

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          selenster RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 10:10 AM

          when i worked on broadway & houston, i pretty much ordered pierogies and other polish delights from polonia for breakfast every day. pretty decent kielbasa. oh, thai angel is OK.

          1. princeofpork RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 10:17 AM

            Cozy Soup and Burger

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              small h RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 10:39 AM

              Menkui-Tei.

              1. JungMann RE: YoungEats Oct 21, 2010 11:49 AM

                Add Ramen Setagaya and Men Kui Tei to your list. Where do you go for dim sum in Chinatown?

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