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We want to eat near Vandam Street and do not want to spend a fortune

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Any suggestions for a local restaurant of any type? We plan to go the theater near there so it needs to have reasonably fast service and great food.

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  1. I can give you 3 good choices within a 10 minute walk.

    Turks & Frogs. Well made Turkish food in an elegant setting.

    Quinto Quarto, an Italian cafe specializing in Roman style pastas. The prices are reasonable and the pastas are very good indeed. Avoid the entrees.

    Grand Sichuan International on 7th Ave. This branch of the chain has more ambiance than the other outposts. The menu is more limited than some of the other locations but there are still plenty of attractive choices.

    Turks & Frogs
    323 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

    Quinto Quarto
    14 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: Bob Martinez

      One more - Papatzul. Upscale Mexican at attractive prices. Good ambiance too.


      55 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013

      1. re: Bob Martinez

        Quinto Quarto is border-line vile. Ino on Bedford is a cute wine/tappas bar. You could have a nice meal with a glass of wine for $25.

        Cafe Espanol on Carmine by 7th is a bit of a mixed bag--but very reasonable.

        If you want fun/downscale--NoodleShop on Carmine is really good.

        Quinto Quarto
        14 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

        Cafe Espanol
        78 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: Bob Martinez

          I second Papatzul: very good food and drinks reasonably priced, nice ambiance and good service. Also close to Soho Playhouse, it that's where you are headed.

        2. re: Bob Martinez

          Quinto Quarto - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6147...

          Quinto Quarto
          14 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014