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UWS Restaurants

Hampton Chutney Company -- Amsterdam ( btw 82 & 83)
Land- Amst (btw 81 & 82)
Celeste -- Italian
Sarabeth's
Popover's
Comida (82 & Columbus)-high end mexican
Saigon Grill -great food -- very moderate prices-- amsterdam and 90th
Ozu-- Healthy Macro/Vegan

Mar 26, 2009
rasanyc10024 in Manhattan

TOP "essential" New York Restaurants $ to $$$$

And while you're in Barney Greengrass neighborhood, you could check out Hampton Chutney Company (Amsterdam btw 82nd and 83rd) for delicious indian fusion cuisine -- the dosas are the specialty. Light and thin, crispy indian crepes with a variety of delicious fillings to choose from (such as jack or goat cheese, avocado, spinach, portobello mushrooms, grilled or curried chutney chicken)-- all served with your choice of six home made chutneys. AND some of the best home made chai in NYC.

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Hampton Chutney Co.
464 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Mar 14, 2009
rasanyc10024 in Manhattan

best special lunches / daytime food

You really must try The Hampton Chutney Company. My favorite location in NYC (there are 2) is on Amsterdam Ave. between 82nd and 83rd streets. The speciality is the "dosa"-- a sort of thin and light indian crepe (no wheat or gluten) with fillings such as jack or goat cheese, avocado, portobello mushrooms, spinach, and more to choose from. Also, there are delicious soups and a daily special thali (mixed vegetable special creation). AND some of the best home made chai in the city. Nearby is the Natural History Museum and Central Park-- and of course, the Met and The Guggenheim are just a quick bus ride across town to the east side. Hampton Chutney Company is one of my favorites in NYC for a deliciously tasty and moderately priced meal.

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Hampton Chutney Co.
464 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Mar 14, 2009
rasanyc10024 in Manhattan

Comida on 82nd & Columbus?

I went to COMIDA and sampled the food. It is the best mexican restaurant I've found in ages. The margaritas were amazing -- I tried fresh watermelon, as well as tamarind and hibiscus. They were great. For appetizers, we had a delicious fried calamari with a spicy/tasty dipping sauce -- and something I'd never tried before-- cauliflower fritters, which were absolutely melt in your mouth delicious.
For entrees, we tried a delicious yucatan chicken -- slow roasted, tender, and tasty-- and a really wonderful chile relleno -- absolutely fantastic.
Dessert -- we tried the flan (perfect) and a decadently rich chocolate pudding with fresh whipped cream. Can't wait to return -- I've been thinking about those margaritas all day.
If businesses have been challenged in that space before, COMIDA has definitely arrived to completely turn that vibe around. The staff is wonderful, friendly, and welcoming, too. It's a great dining experience for the UWS. (See pictures below)

Mar 13, 2009
rasanyc10024 in Manhattan