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i will be on 108 street between 1st and 2nd ave. in Manhattan this week and will be with someone who can only walk a few short blocks. Does anyone here know the neighborhood and is able to recommend good food at a reasonable price ? I will appreciate any help you can give me. TIA

Joanie

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  1. There's Patsy's, on 117 and 1st, if that's a doable distance.

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    Patsy's Pizzeria
    2287 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035

    1. I can't remember the names of them, but there are a handful of small cafes and restaurants between 103rd and 104th on lexington, just north of the subway stop. A mexican place with decent food, and a few slightly more upscale-ish cafes (but that is all relative to the rather downscale neighborhood they reside in)

      1. Cafe Ollin is on that very block. Excellent cemitas, among other good Mexican chow.

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        Cafe Ollin
        339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

        1. A little farther south, around 100th to 101 or so are 3 others: Yo in Yo out, which is French. Giovanna's (Italian), Moustache (mid-eastern). All are very small, very popular, though I have only tried them for brunch or dinner; no idea of how crowded they are at lunch. You have to check on their policy on credit cards. You would be pleasantly surprised at any of them, but they are all on top of that big hill just south of the subway stop and walking there could be tough for your friend. Short cab ride though.

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          Giovanna's
          1567 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

          Moustache
          1621 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

          Yo In Yo Out
          1569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

          1. As noted by Dave Cook, you should definitely make sure to visit Cafe Ollin.

            La Tropezienne, on First Ave north of 109, is a great small bakery that serves salads, sandwiches, quiche, and other items. Not much in the way of seating, but they are very close.

            Amor Cubano is at Third Ave and 111 and is worth a visit if you want to stay close and get a little atmosphere.

            Most of the places on Lex in the low 100's deliver (either on their own or through SeamlessWeb) so you can give them a shot without making the walk: Giovanna's, Moustache, Yo In Yo Out, La Galette.

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            Amor Cubano
            2018 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029

            La Tropezienne
            2131 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029

            Yo In Yo Out
            1569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

            Cafe Ollin
            339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029

            La Galette
            177 E 100th St, New York, NY 10029