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Good inexpensive restaurant near MOMA

chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 10:01 AM

I'm trying to plan a grad school reunion for 10 in midtown NYC next week. I was thinking Chinese for the communal aspect, but would be happy with any recommendations [good pizza??]. An important consideration is price [we have non-lucrative educations]. Many thanks

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  1. Toot RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    La Bonne Soup is nearby and inexpensive, if you like French.

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    1. re: Toot
      HillJ RE: Toot Jul 19, 2013 01:21 PM

      We're fans of La Bonne as well.

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      mary shaposhnik RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 01:00 PM

      Not near MOMA, but still in midtown, would be Szechuan Gourmet on 39th Street between 5th and 6th. Lots of discussion of the place on here. But further north than that -- I got nothing.

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        kathryn RE: mary shaposhnik Jul 19, 2013 03:47 PM

        The Szechuan Gourmet on 56th and 8th is probably closer.

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        HillJ RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 01:20 PM

        Whenever we have tickets to see an exhibit at MoMa, we make a point of heading to La Bonne Soupe

        They make wonderful burgers and the prices are good for the area. I really like their Steak Haché au Poivre burger myself.

        Have fun!

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          City Kid RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 01:48 PM

          Angelo's Pizza, more of a restaurant with other inexpensive options, on 57th between 5th-6th Aves would be a good choice.

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            kathryn RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 03:45 PM

            Wu Liang Ye is nearby.

            There's also Bill's Burger in Rockefeller Center.

            PizzArte is very close by.

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              fm1963 RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 03:55 PM

              Try Katsu Hama for Japanese cutlets and ramen.

              Ippudo West also just opened nearby though I'm not sure about their ability to handle a group of 10.

              Otherwise Szechuan Gourmet on 56th Street and 8th Ave, as suggested upthread, would be a good choice.

              1. ipsedixit RE: chris10011 Jul 19, 2013 07:02 PM

                Joe's Shanghai?

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