SF hound going to NYC for 5 days March 28-April 1, 2012
Going to do mostly sightseeing & lots of eating, could use some help with organizing list of good & cheap places to eat near these places:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
on the way or after seeing Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Empire State Bldg
St Patrick's Cathedral
NY Public Library
Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Places I might go:
Russ & Daughters
Grey's Papaya or Crif Dogs
Grimaldi's Pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge
Lots of gelato places..
Xi'an Famous Foods
La Maison Du Chocolat
Chocolate shop under the Dumbo
Dessert Club, Chikalicious
Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe
Blue Stove - sour cherry pie
Kam Hing Coffee Shop
Blue Ribbon - dinner need rsvp
Sake Bar Hagi
Two Boots Pizza
Artichoke Pizza- clam pizza
I like Otto. Lunch at the bar (salumi platter and a "Tocai" Friulano to wash it all down is pretty satisfying and modest in price. A burger at Spotted Pig (go after 2:30 p.m. and sit at the bar) is a decent way to spend an afternoon, walking the West Village near Jane is your bonus.
You might consider packing a picnic basket sourced at the market (not the food court) at Grand Central Terminal or elsewhere, including wine, and taking the Circle Line tour around the island of Manhattan. Hit the Intrepid Museum, next door, when you disembark. You might want to consider walking the Brooklyn Bridge from the Manhattan side and grabbing a pizza at Grimaldi's as your reward. Neighboring DUMBO has ice cream, gelato and chocolate shops. Maybe take the water taxi back to Manhattan. Google "high line" and see if it appeals to you.
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in addition to the ones you've mentioned, i think if you're at moma, you have to at least try halal guys at 53rd and 6th once. . .cheap eats for sure. the intrepid museum is right close to sullivan street bakery, and mexican at tulcingo or tehuitzingo on 10th ave. my vote is tehuitzingo for taco stand goodness.