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Dec 22, 2011 11:07 AM

NYC for just one afternoon/evening

I'm visiting Philadelphia from New Orleans and will be taking the train to New York tomorrow. My boyfriend and I will be in the city from about 11am until just after dinner. Seeking suggestions for lunch/dinner...what would you choose if you had just one day.

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  1. What is your food budget per person before drinks, tax and tip?

    Which cuisines do you like or dislike?

    Do you have a preference for very casual or business casual restaurants?

    3 Replies
    1. re: H Manning

      Sorry...I knew better than to omit those details. I am not looking to spend more than $150 ($75 each) for the day on food. We're both pretty open food wise...just something "good." We'll be riding the train and doing other touristy stuff while there - so I'm guessing our attire will be more appropriate for casual restaurants.

      1. re: NOLAdy

        At your price range, you'd be able to do wd~50 for dinner. Ordering 2-3 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts should put you right around $75 per person on food. You'll want to call to see if there are any availabilities for tomorrow night. Could be difficult since tomorrow is Friday. Or, just walk-in and eat at the bar.

        The Modern Bar Room is also fantastic. It's generally around $50 for food per person and is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. You can find lots of discussions on it if you do a search on this board.

        50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

        The Modern
        9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

        1. re: NOLAdy

          If $75 is the food budget per person for both lunch and dinner:


          Motorino or Keste (Neapolitan pizza)
          Ippudo (ramen)
          Ciano ($20.11 lunch prix fixe)
          Junoon ($24 lunch prix fixe)
          Ma Peche (bar menu)


          Kin Shop
          La Silhouette ($48 prix fixe between 5:30 and 6:00 pm, 30% off through

          9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

          65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Keste Pizza & Vino
          271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

          45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

          299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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

          349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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

          27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

          La Silhouette
          362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

          7 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

          19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014