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mffernan504 Oct 27, 2011 06:03 PM

Hi,

We're visiting Manhattan and have already done a lot of high-end stuff. This trip we're looking for recommendations on three things in particular: great Italian, great Chinese, and a good sports bar to watch our beloved Saints on Sunday (we've been to Bar None and it's cool, but we'd like input and options).

Thanks!

  1. scoopG Oct 27, 2011 06:14 PM

    Where are you staying? Willing to travel from your digs? The Saints play at St. Louis this week so you'll need to find the NYC Saints bar that might be showing this game. Not sure where you are from and therefore what your exposure is to great Chinese. Plenty here.

    In Chinatown;

    Cantonese:
    Ah-Ping Snack Bar:
    http://www.chow.com/digest/7568/in-chinatown-fujianese-soul-with-a-subtle-hand/

    Amazing 66:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/340879

    East Corner Wonton:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/611302?tag=boards;topic-611302

    Great New York Noodletown:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678367

    Mei Li Wah:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/605528

    Noodle Village:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493604

    Oriental Garden:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764593

    South China Garden:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/679270
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/750220

    Dim Sum:
    Dim Sum Go Go:
    http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/dim-sum-gogo/

    Red Egg:
    http://www.chow.com/manhattan_digest/6625?tag=search_results;results_list
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610102?tag=main_body;topic-610102
    http://www.redeggnyc.com/

    Fujian operated Homemade, Hand-Pulled Noodle spots:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/492376
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/504362

    Fujian:
    Best Fuzhou Restaurants: Note the Best Fuzhou one on Forsyth Street has changed hands and is now Henan Flavors.
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/483902

    Double Dragon:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/714304

    Henan:
    Henan Flavor:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774685

    Sichuan:

    Famous Sichuan:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753398

    Old Sichuan:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/742493?tag=search_results;results_list#6143259
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753976

    Shanghainese in Chinatown;

    A hot new place is 456:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/770707

    Shanghai Café Deluxe
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769840
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/704166
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/583263

    Xian Famous Foods:
    http://www.xianfoods.com/

    Others:
    Big Wong King at 67 Mott Street, 10013.
    Fuleen Seafood at 11 Division Street, 10002.
    Yogee Restaurant at 85 Chrystie Street, 10002.
    Yummy Noodles at 44 Bowery, 10013.

    Outside of Chinatown:

    Arguably the best Sichuan in Manhattan, Szechuan Gourmet:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/459240
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591930
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/631403

    http://events.nytimes.com/2008/07/23/...

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    Great New York Noodletown
    28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

    Amazing 66
    66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Best Fuzhou
    71 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

    Big Wong
    67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Dim Sum Go Go
    5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

    Fuleen
    11 Division St, New York, NY 10002

    Shanghai Cafe
    100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Yogee
    85 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

    Yummy Noodles
    48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

    Szechuan Gourmet
    21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

    Oriental Garden
    14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    East Corner Wonton
    70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    Ah Ping Snack Bar
    2 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

    Red Egg
    202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

    Famous Sichuan
    10 Pell St, New York, NY 10013

    Xi'an Famous Foods
    81 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

    Old Sichuan
    65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

    456 Shanghai Cuisine
    69 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    He Nan Flavor
    68 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002

    Mei Li Wah
    64 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: scoopG
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      mffernan504 Oct 27, 2011 07:56 PM

      Wow! Thanks! We don't mind roaming. We'll be there in a couple of weeks.

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      kathryn Oct 28, 2011 07:17 AM

      "Great Italian" is highly dependent upon price point. How much do you think you want to pay for non-high-end Italian? It's best to give a cost for food only, per person.

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      1. re: kathryn
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        mffernan504 Oct 28, 2011 08:46 AM

        Thanks Kathryn. When I say "high end" I'm thinking Le Bernardin, Per Se, etc., cost isn't important, but "great" can span a wide range. So if you have a range of recommendations, that would be great. I don't mind paying for a great meal.

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        Per Se
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

        Le Bernardin
        155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

        1. re: mffernan504
          k
          kathryn Oct 28, 2011 08:49 AM

          Have you done Babbo, Scarpetta, Locanda Verde, Maialino already? I assure Marea and Del Posto are maybe too pricey for this trip.

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          Babbo
          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

          Del Posto
          85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

          Scarpetta
          355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

          Marea
          240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

          Locanda Verde
          377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

          Maialino
          2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

          1. re: mffernan504
            k
            kathryn Oct 28, 2011 08:51 AM

            Assuming Del Posto and Marea are out, have you tried Scarpetta, Locanda Verde, Babbo, Maialino?

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            Babbo
            110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

            Del Posto
            85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

            Scarpetta
            355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

            Marea
            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

            Locanda Verde
            377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

            Maialino
            2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

          2. re: kathryn
            m
            mffernan504 Oct 28, 2011 09:12 AM

            Hmmm probably Scarpetta, my wife has a huge crush on SC.

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            Scarpetta
            355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

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            AubWah Oct 28, 2011 08:26 AM

            try bar pitti on 6th ave in the village. not too expensive and great food and atmosphere

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            Bar Pitti
            268 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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            1. re: AubWah
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              mffernan504 Oct 28, 2011 08:47 AM

              thanks AubWah! I'll check it out.

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