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Dec 9, 2012 12:25 PM

Recommendations 18th street and First Avenue

My daughter is visiting a friend in this area-Any recommendations for a casual place-Thanks

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  1. One place that comes to mind is Molly's Shebeen, an iconic Irish pub on 3rd Avenue, just north of 22nd Street. Not exactly in the neighborhood, but a reasonable walk. Also very casual. Prices are reasonable and the food is good for pub grub, especially the hamburgers.

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    1. re: BrookBoy

      Completely agree with Mollys. Get the burger and onion rings

      1. re: princeofpork3

        Thanks for the recommendations of Mollys-right up my alley-our group of 5 enjoyed

    2. How much do they want to spend and what day of the week would this be for? Also, do they prefer certain cuisines? And how far are they OK with walking?

      Some possibilities: Momofuku Ssam Bar (13th and 2nd - casual atmosphere but mid-priced rather than cheap and sort of unpretentiously serious eclectic food), The Redhead (13th between 1st and 2nd - very good fried chicken, etc., good beers), and various places a little further south in the East Village that I'll mention if I can have some idea of how far they're OK with walking.

      Also, further north and west (mostly between 26th and 29th, centering around Lexington Av.), there are Indian places.

      1. Posto Pizza on 18th and 2nd is a good option.

        1. YES! Motorino, John's, The Redhead

          While I stand behind all of my recommendations, if 12th is too "far," you can try:
          Petite Abeille


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            Momofuku Noodle Bar