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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:

Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square
on the way or after seeing Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Empire State Bldg
Rockefeller Center
St Patrick's Cathedral
Guggenheim Museum
NY Public Library
Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
Frick Collection
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Places I might go:
Russ & Daughters
Katz's
Ippudo
Shake Shack
Grey's Papaya or Crif Dogs
Grimaldi's Pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge
Washington Heights
Mandangsui
Otto
Caracas Arepas
Molly's cupcakes
Lots of gelato places..
Magnolia's Cupcake
Joe's Shanghai
A-Wah
Prosperity Dumpling
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
Cafe Habana
Kam Hing Coffee Shop
Blue Ribbon - dinner need rsvp
Sake Bar Hagi
Murray's Bagels
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Joe's Pizza
Two Boots Pizza
Artichoke Pizza- clam pizza

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  1. 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.

    1. Dude dont go to Otto go to esca

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        1. I don't think I've ever seen clam pizza at Artichoke.

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          1. re: Humbucker

            i think my friend meant crab pizza.

          2. 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.