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On a hunt for good, inexpensive ethnic food for days spent mostly in Manhattan

It's a little above your price range, but its all you can eat vegetarian Indian. it's more then just a meal it's an experience because the place looks like your eating in india. This isn't buffet style, they bring you two plates with lots of different type of food in it and ask if you want more.

http://www.vatanny.com/

Jul 03, 2013
rossnyc in Manhattan

Someplace fun like Sammys

My coworkers would not enjoy vegetarian. I will so I think I will try it. I was thinking about going to a Korean bbq so we could cook it at the table.

Nov 25, 2012
rossnyc in Manhattan

Someplace fun like Sammys

I am taking a team of 10 out for a thank you dinner and I'm looking for a fun place to go. Last year was sammy's roumanian steakhouse and it was a big hit. I would like to stick to Manhattan and I am open to any suggestions. Russian Vodka room, chefs table, Korean BBQ... Any ideas

Nov 21, 2012
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Where and when do kids way free in NYC?

My kids are just getting old enough to take out and I was happy to find some places in my neighborhood where they can eat for free. Where else in NYC can kids eat for free?

Rodeo bar (28th and 3rd) only on Mondays, they have 4 items on a kids menus and for each adult order you get 1 child's order

Brother Jimmy's (31st and Lex). I haven't gone yet but I hear they take good care of kids and they eat free every night with a regular entree order.

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Rodeo Bar
375 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Brother Jimmy's
181 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Feb 13, 2012
rossnyc in Manhattan

Premier League Soccer Breakfast

A few bars on 3rd ave between 23rd and 28th definetly show it.

Call the Madhatter and there is another one right across
The street that shows it.

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McCormack's
365 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Mad Hatter
360 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Feb 13, 2012
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Need lunch recommendations in Murray Hill

L'amazou is the best for sandwiches. Chinese I stick with Noodles on 28th on 29th. I think noodles has better food when you eat in.

Thai is tough in 3rd I go to all 3 near each other because they all have certain dishes that are great. ThaiNY has good prices. Jaiya has the best Panang I have ever had as
well as Tom Yun soup (they bring fire to your table, how do you say no to that. ). Soi 30 also has some good Thai and cheaper then Jaiya.

Indian you have to just eat at a lot of places. Check out Handi, all the cabbies go there.

I have not found any good Mexican so I end up at Rodeo Bar.

For Pizza I stick with Pastafina. They always have good slices available. If you like ala vodka sauce you have got to try their pasta with Pastafina sauce pink. It is ala vodkaish with some vegetables

Make sure to go get a Carl's Cheese steak with the works and cheese wiz ASAP.

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Lamazou
370 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Carl's Steaks
507 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Noodles 28
417 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Jaiya
396 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Pastafina
388 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Rodeo Bar
375 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

ThaiNY
394 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Haandi
113 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Soi 30
430 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Feb 13, 2012
rossnyc in Manhattan

Group of 16 heading to NYC in May, looking for restaurant recommendations

Carmine's time square. Not sure about costs but it can fit you and the food is really good.

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Carmine's
200 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Feb 12, 2012
rossnyc in Manhattan

Willing to make time to try NYC's BEST Southern Fried Chicken - But Where??!!

I haven't tried it in a few years, but I was amazed how great Virgil's fried chicken in Time
Square is.

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Virgil's Real Barbecue
152 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Feb 11, 2012
rossnyc in Manhattan

Murray Hill - Good burgers and a Good Bar?

I live on 3rd avenue in the 20's and I am looking for good burgers at fun bars. I wanted to start by recommending a good bar that has gotten some mixed reviews.

Artica Bar on 3rd btwn 27th and 28th. http://arcticabar.com/

They have a very affordable Sunday brunch menu and the seats in the back are big and spacious. I went with my wife, our 4 month old daughter and her grandparents. We had no problems getting a seat and they offered to help as much as possible with the baby. I got to sit back with my family, who were finally out of my apartment. I was able to enjoy a beer, watch some baseball and relax for an hour. Since this was my first time there for brunch I had to go for the Irish breakfast and it was well worth it. Lots of good food, some of which I'm not sure of what it was. Also the bloody maries were nice and spicy

In the past I've had their Bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer that was over cooked, but the chicken satays were really good

Finally if you are willing to have a good burger, actually a great burger that is not made in a way that you would normally ask for then you must have the Arctica Sirloin Burger Black Pepper crusted, Roquefort blue cheese, portabella mushroom.

Downstairs is pretty cool looking but the only reason I've hung out down there was weighting in line to go to the bathroom because I didn't know about the upstairs bathroom.

One final point, if you do find yourself at Arctica take a few minutes to look at the pictures and read the story on the menu and on the Endurance Ale. If you get roped into the story I highly recommend you read Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansig.

Apr 19, 2008
rossnyc in Manhattan

Thai Restaurant

You will get mixed reviews, but everyone I have taken there loves it. It seems like authentic thai food to me. My favorite dish is the Chicken Panang. One warning is that the pad thai is not made with sauce like the standard pad thai we are use to.

You also have to try the soup. Anything that is served to your table with fire is a good thing.

Warning Medium is hot and hot is insane.

Jaiya 396 Third Avenue (at 28 th st.)

Dec 16, 2007
rossnyc in Manhattan

Excellent Thai?

I have seen many mixed reviews, but no one that I have ever taken to Jaiya on 28th and 3rd is ever disappointed. 396 Third Avenue (at 28 th st.)

My personally favorite is the Chicken Panang. The Pad Thai is good to share, it's a dry pad thai so most people are a little confused because it is usually served with tons of sauce.

It is more expensive then most thai places and the dishes seem smaller hten a few years ago, but it seems to me to be good authetic thai.

Dec 16, 2007
rossnyc in Manhattan

2nd Avenue Deli re-opening

It's official 2nd Avenue Deli is re-opening on monday 12/17 at 162 E 33rd St (between 3rd and Lex). The store had been boarded up for a few months now while it was under construction, but today as I walked by there was a waiter outside with an Apron on. I asked about the opening and he not only told me it was monday he took me inside to look around. They were having a test run with friends and family tonight so a lot of waiters and people were hanging out. It has a full bar and while there isn't as much seating as they had at their last location, it is all brand new and looks real nice.

I am looking forward to my first pastrami on monday

Dec 14, 2007
rossnyc in Manhattan

NYC's All City Best Buffalo wings (2007)

Man I miss Aiello's. I wish they would sell their receipe to one of the new bars.

Jul 30, 2007
rossnyc in Manhattan

NYC's All City Best Buffalo wings (2007)

Blondies on the Upper West and Scruffy Duffys are tied for my favorite wings in NYC. My second choice is Back Page, but I can't call them traditional. They're wings have a strong Tobasco taste, too strong for me to consider them traditional wings. They are consistent though so I will be going back.

Jul 30, 2007
rossnyc in Manhattan

Rent a wine cellar in Manhattan (moved from Wine board)

Does anyone know of places where you can rent storage space in a wine cellar? Space is a premium in my apartment and I quickly outgrew my 17 bottle wine cellar. I remember awhile back a wine store in the Chelsea Market Place offered this service, but I'm looking for any other locations in Manhattan for this or reviews of any you have used.

Thanks in advance for your advice

Dec 27, 2006
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