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Good Eats in Columbus Circle ???

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ItsMee Sep 9, 2011 10:33 PM

I am going to soon be working in the Colombus Circle vicinity and would LOVE to hear you guys favorite places to grab good eats in this area.

I usually go for ethnic , hole-in-the-wall , cheap all around good eats...not fancy-schamncy type of places....

So what are your favorite places in this area ??

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated !

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  1. coasts RE: ItsMee Sep 10, 2011 04:11 AM

    the Mariella's on 8th Ave and 57th remains one of my favorite slice shops. nothing special about it. just good pizza. there's a Good Burger nearby, which people like. i don't. there's also a 'wichcraft at Lincoln Center.

    If 54th & 9th isn't too far, try Aaheli for decent North and South Indian dishes. also nearby, there's B-Bap, a fast food bibimbap place. i've only been there once and thought it was just okay.

    don't overlook Bouchon Bakery on the third floor and the Whole Foods downstairs. they both serve decent lunches.

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    Bouchon Bakery
    10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

    Whole Foods
    10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

    Mariella Pizza
    960 8th Ave, New York, NY 10107

    B-Bap
    830 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    Aaheli
    826 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    Goodburger
    977 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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      RCC RE: ItsMee Sep 10, 2011 10:51 AM

      Just for future searches on the valuable information here: it's Columbus Circle.

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        Sneakeater RE: ItsMee Sep 10, 2011 12:43 PM

        It's a good thing you're limiting this to "ethnic, hole-in-the-wall, cheap all around good eats."

        Cuz as everybody knows, there are no exceptional "fancy-schmancy type of places" anywhere near Columbus Circle.

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          ItsMee RE: Sneakeater Sep 10, 2011 01:06 PM

          Haha...thanks for your observation Sneakeater...I know what kind of area Columbus Circle is..just wanted to put it out there in case somone out there knew of any (if any).

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            H Manning RE: ItsMee Sep 10, 2011 02:40 PM

            Try Szechuan Gourmet on 56th St. and 8th Ave.

            Within a short walking distance you have quite a few options for Japanese:

            Katsu Hama
            Menchanko Tei
            Yakitori Totto
            Totto Ramen
            Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill (can be pricey though)
            Kyotofu

            The bar menu at Ma Peche is also very reasonable.

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

            Kyotofu
            705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

            Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill
            308 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

            Menchanko-Tei
            43 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

            Szechuan Gourmet
            244 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

            Ma Peche
            15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

            Totto Ramen
            366 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

            Katsu-Hama
            43 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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              thegforceny RE: H Manning Sep 10, 2011 05:54 PM

              "The bar menu at Ma Peche is also very reasonable."

              But not very close.

              Is Sapphire still decent Indian food in that hood?

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              Sapphire
              1845 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

              Ma Peche
              15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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          mahler5 RE: ItsMee Sep 10, 2011 07:24 PM

          Grab a sandwich and a dessert from AQ Kafe and head to Central Park.

          I find Mariella's to be sub-par. Bouchon Bakery is very good but also very overpriced.

          Breakfast or lunch at Jean Georges is one of the very best food values in town, though not cheap.

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          Bouchon Bakery
          10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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

          Mariella Pizza
          960 8th Ave, New York, NY 10107

          AQ Kafe
          1800 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

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