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NicolainJa Apr 22, 2012 11:05 AM

We will be travelling to NYC 04-13 May. Whilst we have been to NYC on a number of occasions we have never explored the "bargain" side of dining there. Do any of you have any recommendations?
Thanks in advance!

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    RCC Apr 22, 2012 11:39 AM

    To get a reference point and just so you don't get steered into non-bargain dining, where did you eat at before in Manhattan?

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      NicolainJa Apr 22, 2012 11:47 AM

      We have been to EMP, Gramercy Tavern, Minetta Tavern, Babbo, Little Owl, Little Giant, Cafe Boulud, and Daniel.

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        PHREDDY Apr 22, 2012 11:55 AM

        Try Katz's Delicatessen, one sandwich is $14.00 but plenty for two...great for lunch or diner.

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          Pan Apr 22, 2012 01:59 PM

          I thought it was more like $17. And I'd count tax and a tip to the counterman, at any rate. Not a bargain, but definitely a good value.

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            iluvcookies Apr 22, 2012 02:10 PM

            Katz's Pastrami on rye is $15.95, I shared one with my husband this morning.

        2. re: NicolainJa
          PHREDDY Apr 22, 2012 11:57 AM

          You might want to try the outer boroughs...In Queens , great Thai food @ ShriPaPhi...or Cafe LaFlor for a great mexican breakfast ..both in Woodside...about 20 minutes by train/subway from Grand Central Station

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            RCC Apr 22, 2012 12:01 PM

            Mee Noodles. There are 3 or 4 of them in Manhattan.

        3. iluvcookies Apr 22, 2012 01:40 PM

          Search this board for the numerous recs in Chinatown. Plenty of great deals, you can eat well for about $10/person.

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            laredo Apr 22, 2012 02:19 PM

            Have a look at New York magazine's Cheap Eats information:

            nymag.com/restaurants/cheapeats/2011

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