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We are coming from italy need some good suggestion

Hi all!
We are coming from Italy for a week and I would like to find some good restaurants for my Girlfriend that is her first time in NY.
We sleep in Downtown and if possible we prerf try place not too far from us.
We come from europe so we serch other type of restaurants and not too mutch about 50$ pers maybe more for 1/2 nights.
and if possible place that we dont need many days to reserve before

First of all we serch a good bbq for juisy ribs :D (already tasted blue smoke)
I would like to try a good japanese and a chinese for dim sum/dumplings

Reading your fantastic forum i did this list but i am open for all suggestions

WD-50
Clinton Street Baking Co
Atlantic Grill
Yakitori Totto
DBGB
Cafe Habana
thank you all very mutch and sorry for my bad english

Matteo & Ginevra

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WD-50
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

Yakitori Totto
251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Cafe Habana
229 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

Atlantic Grill
1341 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021

DBGB
299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

Clinton Street Baking Co.
4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Atlantic Grill
49 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

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  1. You will have trouble staying under $50 per person at WD-50.

    Also, when you say $50 per person, do you include tax or tip? Tax is calculated separately here and tip is typically 18-20 percent.

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    WD-50
    50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

    1. You can have a genuine, bona fide NYC dining experience at Katz's Deli on Houston St.
      It's not fine dining but certainly a "Manhattan moment."
      Get a hot pastrami on rye sammich. It's big enough to share. Try a knish too. Wash it all down with a bottle of Dr. Brown's Cel Ray.
      If not for dinner try it for lunch or a late night weekend snack.

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      Katz's Delicatessen
      205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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      1. re: Motosport

        guys they are coming from italy can you imagine what the chinese food is like there? CHINATOWN!!!!!!! SHANGHAI CAFE AND CANTOON ALL DAY!!! WITH A LITTLE NOODLETOWN THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE!

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        South China Garden
        22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

        Great New York Noodletown
        28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

        Shanghai Cafe
        100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

        1. re: AubWah

          +1 Chinatown!

          Anche vi raccomando CHIYONO per la cucina giapponese. (328 East 6th St.) Questo e un piccolo ristorante molto carino ed unico, con cucina casalinga, non molto caro.

          Your English beats my Italian! Have fun in New York!

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          Chiyono
          328 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

      2. For BBQ, I recommend Mara's Homemade on 6th Street -- the brisket is great, ribs, and the seafood that they have as well. It's where I go when I want BBQ. Keeping it under $50 per person won't be a problem.

        Japanese, you may have a problem keeping the bill down but I would recommend either Blue Ribbon Sushi if you insist on staying downtown or, if you're willing to travel to the Upper East Side, either Sushi of Gari or Sushi Seki, both absolutely delicious. Go to Sushi of Gari on the East Side, not the West, which is on East 77th Street.

        A great restaurant that has a reasonably priced prix fix is Apiary (around East 11th Street, I think on 3rd Avenue). All the food is delicious, and the desserts shouldn't be missed.

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        Blue Ribbon Sushi
        119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

        Mara's Homemade
        342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

        Apiary
        60 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: nattie23nyc

          Mara's is an excellent choice!! Molto bene!

          1. re: nattie23nyc

            Sushi of Gari and Sushi Seki will both far exceed their stated budget.

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            Gari
            370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

          2. We can pay more for 1 or 2 night I know the prices of WD-50.
            And at that price i dont include tax/tips :)
            Yes In Italy there are the worst chinese restautant of the world...
            So..
            Mara's Homemade
            Blue Ribbon Sushi or CHIYONO or Sushi of Gari (est side)
            SHANGHAI CAFE or CANTOON

            Maybe Katz's Deli but i dont really like indian food but my experience its only for italian/indian restaurant..
            to try Apiary
            Thanks a lot, any other suggestions? maybe a romantic restaurat?

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            Mara's Homemade
            342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: DOCmatte

              15 East for Sushi is fabulous (I think better than the ones you list).
              Bar Room at The Modern, at least for cocktails, maybe after a visit to MoMA
              For burgers, Burger and Barrel (no reservations)

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              15 East
              15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

              The Modern
              9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

              Burger & Barrel
              25 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

              1. re: Nancy S.

                I second 15 East, but they will not stay within their $50 per person budget!
                When my husband and I went without tip was $398.00 and that only included one medium price bottle of sake ...but it was amazing!!!! It was more than a dinner it was an experience!

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                15 East
                15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

              2. re: DOCmatte

                Katz's Deli - or delicatessen - serves "New York style" foods with its most famous being their pastrami sandwich, as recommended by Motosport. Great for a casual lunch. I assume you were thinking of Delhi, India....

                1. re: DOCmatte

                  BURGERS!!!!
                  You gotta have hamburgers here ... nothing like it in Italy or anywhere in Europe.
                  No need to be fancy. Look up Five Napkins, Shake Shack, GoodBurger and a whole lot of others all ovr the city. Shake Shack is especially fun with lots of other goodies like Frozen Custard and the Madison Square Park location is the best.

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                  Shake Shack
                  Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

                  Goodburger
                  636 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

                  Five Napkin Burger
                  630 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

                  1. re: DOCmatte

                    Mara's Homemade is apparently closing. RUB in Chelsea is a pretty good substitue for downtown BBQ.

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                    RUB BBQ
                    208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

                    Mara's Homemade
                    342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

                  2. You can check prices on menupages.com for decision-making. They seem to be pretty accurate -- except for recent postings about Locanda Verde prices - but you wouldn't be going there anyway.

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                    Locanda Verde
                    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013