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Under the radar?

This year I had some great meals at places that don't seem to get much attention on Chowhound, like:

Balaboosta
Ushiwakamaru
Po
Jane
The Wright
Saluggi's pizza

I'd love to hear about your favorite spots that fly under the CH radar. Bonus points for moderate prices.

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Saluggi's
325 Church St, New York, NY 10013

Balaboosta
214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Seeing that your pics are not new restaurants I would throw in...

    Inoteca
    Frank and Lil Frankies
    Zarela

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    Zarela
    953 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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    1. re: hotsauce123

      I would go with 'Ino over Inoteca, as I've found it to have better execution
      I would also throw Marc Forgione into the mix; while I wouldn't say it is my favorite restaurant in the city, I do think it deserves more mention than it gets.

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      Marc Forgione
      134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: orthorunner

        For Iron Chef Fans, Marc Forgione is serving his winning tasting menu for $89, through the end of the month.

        http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/01...

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        Marc Forgione
        134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

        1. re: peter j

          Wow! I am surprised, as it has always been packed when I am in there. Sad to see a high quality Mexican spot leave after so many years.

      2. Little Giant

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        Little Giant
        85 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

        1. Nuela has not been mentioned much. It's upper moderate in price, but there is a 30% off deal being offered on Village Vines. Even without a discount I think it is worth it for the excellent food.

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          Nuela
          43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

          1. Four of us had a great meal last night at Hundred Acres, sweetened with a Blackboard Eats 30% coupon. I use this all the time, anyone who lives here is foolish not to take advantage. Also have been loving Mermaid Oyster Bar but I am not a fan of their other places.

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            Hundred Acres
            38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

            Mermaid Oyster Bar
            79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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              1. Yes! My BF and I love Fish. We live right around the corner, but still, the oysters (and other dishes) are great.