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May 16, 2014 06:25 AM

Affordable and tasty restaurant by Lincoln center for a family?

I am looking for a place that is really tasty and affordable by the Lincoln center uptown Manhattan area for a group of 6? Looking for Italian, french, Latina/Spanish, Mediterranean etc.. Would be great if it is walking distance or even a short drive. We are going to see a show this Sunday and looking to get a reservation around 630pm. All help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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  1. Can you define what you mean by affordable?

    $30pp before tax, tip, wine/drinks? $20pp?

    Is your party six adults? Or do you have kids with you?

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    1. re: kathryn

      I think $35-40 pp before drinks/wine is about right. It is 6 adults and we are looking for dinner. Also looking for a place where portions are normal sized. Thanks for your help!

      1. re: a339136

        So no small plates then? If you change your mind, Andanda has some fans here.

        You're planning rather late in the game.

    2. It is not super-duper close -- probably a fifteen-minute walk -- but I think La Bonne Soupe at 55th would be perfect for what you want. A little further uptown, RedFarm might be good.

      If you venture onto 9th Avenue, there are a number of affordable ethnic options.

      The places right in Lincoln Center are a little pricier, in general.

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      1. re: sadie

        Thank you for the suggestions, also when I meant affordable...I currently have a reservation for The Leopard at des Artistes which is BYOB on Sundays - so I thought we can save on alcohol this way. But the food there with app and entree is about $55-60 pp. I guess between $35-40 is probably what I am looking for.

        1. re: a339136

          If you booked your Leopard reservation through you'll get 20% off.

          1. re: darren425

            I will be doing this. They offer BYOB on Sundays as well. Great deal! Thanks for the heads up!!

            1. re: a339136

              You may want to check beforehand, as often promotions can't be combined - i.e. if you do Savored, you can't do free corkage or vice-versa.

              When I'm at LC and not doing anything fancy a la Lincoln, I'm always fond of Rosa Mexicano. Solid eats, good drinks. They have a $32 prix fixe, but you could easily come in under $40 for an app and entree a la carte as well.

              The Smith is also a good option with a real something-for-everyone kind of menu.

              If you can sneak a smidge higher on the price range, Bar Boulud does a three-course prix fixe for $45.

      2. Try Bello Giardino on W70th near Columbus. Good reliable Italian with sensible pricing and a garden out back that is perfect for 6 on a nice day

          1. re: H Manning

            No reservations available on OpenTable as of right now.

          2. Pasha at 70 W. 71st...Turkish that is very convenient to Lincoln Center, very reasonable (including a pre-theater menu), and good food. Reservations a must.

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            1. re: City Kid

              Eh, Pasha is fine, but nothing great. I've been there a number of times because it's my vegetarian cousins' favorite restaurant.

              1. re: Pan

                Agree, Pan, not great, but I thought it filled the bill for tasty, affordable, and a short walk from Lincoln Center. It's not a destination place for me.