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towkay Apr 4, 2011 07:26 AM

Would appreciate suggestions for local hangouts around Lincoln Center for out of town foodies on a binge.

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    JoLi Apr 25, 2011 12:23 PM

    I can't believe no one has mentioned Dovetail yet... Easily my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood...

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    Dovetail
    103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

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      afgreen Apr 9, 2011 06:38 AM

      Whym on 9th Ave betwn. 57 and 58th.

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      Whym
      889 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

      1. beaulieu Apr 9, 2011 05:33 AM

        The OP doesn't specify low cost; it even specifies a binge. Telepan is excellent. Picholine and Lincoln are excellent. Jean-Georges is overrated, but not bad.

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        Jean Georges
        1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

        Telepan
        72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

        Picholine
        35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

        Lincoln
        142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

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        1. re: beaulieu
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          towkay Apr 24, 2011 08:36 PM

          Really enjoyed the dinner at Picholine. Great food & ambiance for fine dining, and perfect for pre MET performance. You are in safe hands with their sommelier for wine pairing!

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          Picholine
          35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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          chowbie Apr 8, 2011 02:38 PM

          Telepan is good, 69th east of Columbus.

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          Telepan
          72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

          1. biondanonima Apr 8, 2011 12:44 PM

            I like Epices for an interesting, not terribly expensive meal near Lincoln Center. Both the Brik and the B'stilla were delicious last time I was there, as was a seafood risotto.

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            Epices
            103 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023

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              photofinish4 Apr 8, 2011 12:15 PM

              Graffit between Broadway and Columbus. Molecular gastronomy from a Spanish chef. There is a Tapas area, and a dinner area. Some of their food is very very good. Loved the updated spanish omelet (served in a martini glass), and the Not your Average Egg. Friends said that the Fake Truffles (edible earth) and the "Roots" dish was very good. I didn't love the meatballs.

              The seafood entrees looked delicious, and my friend ordered the special and loved it. I had the suckling pig entree, which was good, but not great.

              The desserts were incredible and fabulously well-presented. I had the deconstructed cappuccino dessert as a dessert at brunch and am still dreaming about it.

              The room is fabulous. If you are in a rush, there is plenty of seating at the bar for tapas, but if you want more of a leisurely meal with real waiter service, do the dinner. The chef is there and visible most nights, and the service is great.

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              Gastroarte
              141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

              1. TrishUntrapped Apr 4, 2011 06:26 PM

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/776207

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                  gutsofsteel Apr 4, 2011 08:02 AM

                  Salumeria Rosi
                  Fatty Crab
                  Bar Boulud
                  Bettola (for pizza)
                  Hummus Place
                  Jacques Torres
                  Bouchon Bakery

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                  Bouchon Bakery
                  10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

                  Hummus Place
                  305 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

                  Bettola
                  412 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

                  Jacques Torres
                  285 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

                  Bar Boulud
                  1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                  Salumeria Rosi
                  283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

                  Fatty Crab
                  2170 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

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                  1. re: gutsofsteel
                    boredough Apr 4, 2011 07:16 PM

                    Also:
                    Graffit
                    and a little further north:
                    Recipe
                    Osteria Cotta
                    Ditch Plains

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                    Recipe
                    452 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

                    Gastroarte
                    141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

                    Ditch Plains
                    100 W 82nd St, New York, NY 10024

                    Cotta
                    513 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

                    1. re: boredough
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                      towkay Apr 24, 2011 08:55 PM

                      Graffit is a great recommendation, especially for post MET. They close at 1.00am.

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                      Gastroarte
                      141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

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                    Simon Apr 4, 2011 07:36 AM

                    i lived around Lincoln Center for six months in 2008/9...i didn't find any gems, hidden or otherwise...Cafe Ronda is ok...there are some passable Italian places, decent bistro food at Cafe Luxembourg, etc...but i'd highly suggest binging in a different neighborhood...(there is not a single restaurant on the UWS that i'd go out of my way to eat at)...

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                    Cafe Ronda
                    249 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

                    Cafe Luxembourg
                    200 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023

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                    1. re: Simon
                      coasts Apr 4, 2011 07:11 PM

                      things are changing now though...we have a Luke's Lobster, Grand Sichuan, Shake Shack and Ditch Plains. Graffit recently opened and Bar Boulud is expanding. Grandaisy & Levain both have some excellent baked goods and Screme & Grom both serve a fine gelato. the neighborhood is picking up. don't count us out just yet.

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                      Grom
                      2165 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

                      Grandaisy Bakery
                      176 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

                      Levain Bakery
                      167 W 74th St, New York, NY 10023

                      Bar Boulud
                      1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                      Shake Shack
                      366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

                      Screme
                      2030 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                      Grand Sichuan
                      307 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

                      Luke's Lobster
                      426 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

                      Gastroarte
                      141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

                      Ditch Plains
                      100 W 82nd St, New York, NY 10024

                      1. re: coasts
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                        Simon Apr 4, 2011 07:52 PM

                        the Grand Sichuan is a piece of good news...yet i think it's food is weaker than the other branches (i re-ordered from there 3 times when i was housesitting nearby in mid-March)...while it's a good thing if you're in the 'hood and want takeout, it still isn't a reason to go to the area for food...ditto Shake Shack...

                        i wanted to like Bar Bouloud and went there many times when i moved nearby in 2008...but while their charcuterie is yummy if you're in the mood for that, i found the cooked food to be very lame...overly prissy and not worth re-ordering...

                        Hope things get better for my friends who live in the area, but i can't imagine anyone would ever commute to this hood for food in the near future...

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                          towkay Apr 6, 2011 10:47 AM

                          Would you consider TWC in the neighbourhood? If so, there are several restaurants, including Per Se, where I have given up trying to get a reservation.
                          Any restaurants in TWC that can be recommended, besides Bouchon Bakery?

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                          Per Se
                          10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

                          Bouchon Bakery
                          10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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                            bklynsausage Apr 8, 2011 12:23 PM

                            bring you 401K to eat at PerSe...

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                              michelleats Apr 9, 2011 12:21 PM

                              TWC is within easy walking distance of Lincoln Center. You can try eating at the Per Se Salon, where you can walk in without reservations. The menu is abbreviated and a la carte, but the food is as excellent as it is in the main dining room.

                              Landmarc TWC isn't bad, though it's not what I would call a "hidden gem", either.

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                              Per Se
                              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

                              Landmarc
                              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

                          2. re: Simon
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                            towkay Apr 24, 2011 09:00 PM

                            Picholine is a gem. Only it has been around for 18 years.

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                            Picholine
                            35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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