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Jan 16, 2013 10:22 AM

Dinner Near Ritz Five

Looking for a place to eat dinner near the Ritz Five Friday night. Not as high on the hog as Fork, but not as low as Rotten Ralph's. I've done the Kyhber. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

      Is Pagoda Noodle any good? Have walked past it many times but never tried it.

    2. You could walk down to Headhouse Square area -- I really like Las Bugambilias for Mexican and Southwark for new American. Also good: Pad Thai for Thai, Mustard Greens for a light take on Chinese, Pietro's for brick oven pizza (Pizzeria Stella is also there, only went once), Famous 4th St for deli. I also had burgers at the new Cavanuaghs (former Dark Horse) right when they changed over the kitchen and it was very good.

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      1. re: barryg

        Good suggestions. I usually think the other direction. Then there's Stella...

      2. I will probably be by myself, so a place where I could sit at the bar and get small plates would be good, Zahav seems to fit the bill.

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        1. re: hungry100

          The food is great and it's right next door, so sounds perfect. FWIW Southwark is also good for solo drinking and dining at the bar. It is a lot farther of course.

        2. Pagoda Noodle is run by a gentleman who left NYC for the ambience of Philadelphia. I've felt relaxed there, and owner will cater to your special needs and be accomodating. Not knock-your-socks off kind of place, but homey and nice. I liked it under previous owner, and detect no change in menu or prices under the new owner.

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          1. re: Bashful3

            Bashful its been years since I have eaten at Pagoda Noodles. When was the change of ownership? In the last year or so?

            1. re: cwdonald

              Sorry to be so vague about this, as I really don't know.
              It's just that I'm sure I never saw the gentleman before,
              and he got into a big conversation with us about having left NYC for quality of life reasons. I simply assumed that it was
              recent. We have eaten there several times over the years,
              and I don't think he would have been talking about NYC if it weren't recent?