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BEST CHEAP EATS ON UPPER WESTSIDE?

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got friends comin in this weekend...i live on the upper westside...got reservations at db bistro..planned to take em to one of the momofuku's...i just need another option for a great but not overly expensive meal on the upper westside...HELP ME OUT HOUNDS....im not talkin dirt cheap...just looking for something really good but not gona break the bank...
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SJ

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  1. Some Upper West Side options, with prices ranging from cheap to somewhere along the lines of DB Bistro and Momofuku:

    Salumeria Rossi
    Nice Matin
    Kefi
    Luke's Lobster (mostly take out)
    Fatty Crab
    Sushi of Gari
    Dovetail
    Ouest
    Bar Boulud

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    Gari
    370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

    Kefi
    505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

    Nice Matin
    201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

    Fatty Crab
    643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    Luke's Lobster
    93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    1. I would add Tolani, Recipe, and the Tangled Vine.

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      Tangled Vine
      434 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Tolani
      410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      1. Depending on what you're looking for and how far Up on the UWS you are, I would add some of our family favorites (in the upper 70's to mid-80's):

        Cafe con Leche (Dominican / "Latin")
        Haru (sushi)
        Niko's (Greek)
        Fred's (burgers / salads / soup / pasta / etc.)

        Not fancy, consistently good, reasonably priced.

        We haven't been to the new Grand Sichuan (Amst at 74), but have ordered in and the results have us looking forward to the chance to eat in.

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        Cafe con Leche
        424 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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        1. re: CatoUWS

          I gave up on Cafe con Leche maybe a year and a half ago - boring, mediocre, overpriced. But I'm referring to the branch on 95th St. Maybe the slightly less uptown branch still hasn't gone downhill; I wouldn't know.

        2. Take them to the Original Big Nick's its a classic NY experience

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          1. re: AubWah

            Absolutely second! Not as "classy" as Niko's, on the same block, but run by the same guy and definitely a "classic NY experience".

            1. re: CatoUWS

              And the burgers are great! Big Nicks Special pizza hits the spot as well!

            2. re: AubWah

              Repeat: The original one, on Broadway. I found the other branch not worth going to, though maybe an experience from 3 or more years ago should be discounted.

            3. Fish Tag just opened in the old Gus & Gabriel space on west 79th. Same owner as Kefi.

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              Kefi
              505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

              Fish Tag
              222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024