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Celeb/Top Chef Near the Waldorf?

jumbolaw Apr 22, 2011 12:15 PM

Hi all,
I'll be staying at the Waldorf next week and am looking for recommendations for restaurants around $50-$75/person featuring celebrity chefs or Top Chef contestants. I'd be willing to cab it for a good meal too. Thanks for any tips!

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    drfoodie Apr 22, 2011 04:58 PM

    Most of these are probably higher than your price range (if you include drinks) but if you want top chef sometimes you have to pay top price. Kin Shop is probably most affordable in my list. That being said...

    Annisa -- Anita Lo (top chef masters) -- W. Village
    Marc Forgione -- chef of same name -- Iron Chef, newest edition -- in Tribeca -- LOVE
    Sam Talbot has a new gig at a hotel restaurant in Soho -- haven't been http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/fas...
    Obviously Tom Colicchio and all his restaurants -- varying price points
    Red Rooster -- Marcus Samuelsson -- this is in Harlem -- out of the way but pretty good

    9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

    13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

    43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

    Marc Forgione
    134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

    Kin Shop
    469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Red Rooster
    310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

    Imperial No. 9
    9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013

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      ExFlexitarian Apr 22, 2011 03:45 PM

      Angelo Sosa's Social Eatz is fairly close (walkable from your hotel) at 53rd St between 2nd and 3rd ave. Decent, Asian fusion bar snacks, burgers, tacos, etc and definitely will fit your price range.

      Both of Harold Deiterlie's restaurants, Perilla and Kin Shop are awesome, and worth the journey down to the West Village.

      9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

      Kin Shop
      469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      Social Eatz
      232 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

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        selenster Apr 22, 2011 01:55 PM

        marea on CPW. or just go to kin shop in the village - harold dieterle. last time i was there i ran into my friend who was on "next iron chef america" and saw mark ladner from del posto eating next to me & my date.

        240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

        Kin Shop
        469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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        1. re: selenster
          jumbolaw Apr 22, 2011 02:10 PM

          Thanks for the tip!

          1. re: jumbolaw
            erica Apr 22, 2011 02:48 PM

            Marea costs a lot more than $50-$75 per person.

            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

            1. re: erica
              selenster Apr 23, 2011 11:14 AM

              lunch, two courses, is 42$. additional savory courses are 21$ each. that is doable, providing no boozing.

              red rooster is terrible. don't even bother.

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