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Apr 6, 2011 04:19 AM

Question regarding Brasserie and Bistro's , where to find H&H bagels and casual Italian eatery similar to A16, SPQR, Delfina , Zero Zero, Flour and Water in San Francisco.

I would like some good, solid bistro fare, perhaps Tartare, steak frites, merguez, chacroute, etc. Are any of the Tour de France restaurants ( Pigalle, Marseille, Nice/Matin, etc ) any good. If not have a few suggestions for different areas of Manhattan.

Where can I find H&H bagel around midtown. I thought Dean & Delucca sold them but not sure. Dont want to go the wharehouse like spot near the Hudson River.

790 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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  1. I like Marseille and Nice Matin but I think Balthazar is better.

    More options here:

    For H&H, you can also go to their Upper West Side store and fresher ones. Ask which bagels are freshest (they should still be a little bit warm).

    Similar to A16 & Delfina -

    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

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

    H&H Bagels
    2239 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    1. I have been to both Delfina (for pizza) and to Zero Zero, and although I enjoyed them both (Zero Zero more than Delfina), I like Saraghina and Roberta's (both in Brooklyn) better than both of them.

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        1. La Sirene has solid bistro fare, cash only.

          I'm a fan of A16 and little sister SPQR. Maybe try Scarpetta. Sit at the bar, eat the house-made chips, order the short rib app and the polenta/funghi app. Mix the two together. Don't share! The pasta is good. Wine selection is decent.

          Pizza is very subjective. I'm a fan of Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach. Anthony Mangieri up and left us last year for his new shop near Howard Street in San Francisco. Keste might work for you here.

          Visit Eataly in the Flatiron District. Imagine the Saturday Ferry Plaza Market on steroids/acid. Circumnavigate the interior at least twice so you get a handle on this 50,000 square foot homage to all things Italian and tasty. Bring an appetite.

          Lots more.

          La Sirene
          558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

          355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

          Keste Pizza & Vino
          271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

          200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

          1. Go to Bar Boulud, right across from Lincoln Center, for excellent bistro fare, especially charcuterie.

            Bar Boulud
            1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023