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Feb 9, 2011 09:11 AM

Any seriously good food above 100th Street on West Side?

Cuisine type doesn't matter; quality does.

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  1. charles's southern style chicken
    5 & diamond
    lee lee's baked goods

    good, but perhaps not "seriously good"
    piatto d'oro
    amy ruth's

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    1. re: rose water

      i take it back. 5 and diamond was seriously good when i had dinner there 6 months or so ago. when i had brunch there this weekend, food was seriously lackluster, and the server and bartender obnoxious. you can get much better pancakes, actually served hot, at cafe amrita. i really hope their dinner is better, though the long delay to get our food, which was then served lukewarm, and the grating staff, speak to more systematic problems with the place.

      great khao soi at thai market? really? great tip, thanks!

      1. re: rose water

        David Santos, the chef of 5 & Diamond when it was good, left late last year. He's now the chef at Hotel Griffou, revamping the menu.

        Hotel Griffou
        21 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

        5 & Diamond
        2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

      2. re: rose water

        Rack and Soul, Red Rooster, Indus Valley

        Indus Valley
        2636 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

        Red Rooster
        310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

        1. I've been reading raves about Red Rooster, the new Marcus Samuelsson restaurant, but I haven't eaten there myself. If you check it out please report back!

          Red Rooster
          310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

          1. Absolute Bagels
            The Khao Soi at Thai Market

            Thai Market
            960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

            Absolute Bagels
            2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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            1. re: nmprisons

              I get takeout from Thai Market on a regular basis (have only eaten there once) and while I've never had it, my friends rave about the Khao Soi.

              Thai Market
              960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

            2. Buca

              201 W 103rd St, New York, NY 10025