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Restaurant recommendations near 26th and 2nd

I'm attending a show at a theater on the corner of 26th and 2nd and looking for a restaurant in the area for dinner beforehand. Any suggestions? Something not terribly expensive is preferable.

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  1. 'inoteca, lamazou, saravanas

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    'inoteca
    323 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

    Bistro Lamazou
    344 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

    1. Penelope, Jaiya Thai. Bare Burger

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      Penelope
      159 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

      Jaiya
      396 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

      BareBurger
      514 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

      1. East Japanese Restaurant at 26th and 3rd is a high-quality conveyer belt sushi place that's pretty awesome.

        1. Bhatti Grill

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          Bhatti
          100 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

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          1. re: thegforceny

            in my opinon dhaba is MUCH better

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            Dhaba
            108 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

          2. Can you define not terribly expensive?

            I live in the area and two of my favorites are Maialino (21st and Lex) and Riverpark (29th and 1st). I don't think of them as expensive but YMMV.

            BTW, what theater is on 26th and 2nd?

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            Maialino
            2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

            Riverpark
            450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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            1. re: ml77

              You dont think of Maialino as expensive? I have never gotten out of there under $200 per couple.

              1. re: ml77

                Maialino is great, but I would definitely say it was expensive.

                1. re: plf515

                  Agreed. Even lunch is pricey since the portions tend not to be mammoth

                  1. re: carfreeinla

                    No, I usually stick to small plates and pasta and don't spend more than I do elsewhere. Even the entrees though, at $25-$35, are pretty standard for Manhattan.