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UWS - Best Places in 90's and 100's?

I like Bodrum, which is one block out of your zone at Columbus 88 / 89

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Bodrum
584 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Sep 18, 2011
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Ray's Pizza Prince St closing

That's Spring St. I worked in a factory down there in the early 80's, Bens for lunch at least weekly.

Sep 18, 2011
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Dinning with Puppy

+1 on Morandi
Instead of The Boat Basin, Pier i at 70th and the Hudson has better food (still not great but def better) and is super for dogs, my pup LOVES it there

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Morandi
211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

Boat Basin Cafe
W 79th St and Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10024

Pier I Cafe
Riverside Blvd and W 70th St, New York, NY 10069

Sep 15, 2011
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An Italian restaurant serving Tuscan cuisine in Manhattan?

Pomodoro Rosso is a huge fail.

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Pomodoro Rosso
229 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

Sep 14, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

wedding lunch on a sunday in december for 25-30 people, must be italian

Check Sambuca on W72nd.

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Sambuca
20 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Sep 13, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Steakhouses to watch Yankee game?

Primehouse NY also has a ton of TVs and decent food. I'd give it a tiny edge of Angelo and Maxie.

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Angelo & Maxie's
233 Park Ave S., New York, NY 10003

Primehouse New York
381 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

Sep 11, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Sports & Sushi - Can I have the best of both worlds at a restaurant?

FWIW - I find Tenzan to be a good "weeknight sushi" choice on the UWS. It is not as good as Yasuda / Masa level, Ushiwakamaru, Kanoyama, Gari etc. But the OP didn't ask for best sushi recs so among places with several large screens above the bar that are local (based on the OP's handle I figure he lives up here) that I get out of for $50 with a few beers Tenzan would be on the list.

Now a bigger question is "Who eats sushi while watching football.... ?" granted it isn't cold yet and wings are not the only thing to eat... but football and sushi??

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Gari
370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Kanoyama
175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Ushiwakamaru
136 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

Tenzan
285 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

Masa
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Sep 02, 2011
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Need help with dining on Upper West Side

Ditch Plains on 82nd and Columbus is one of my pre - Beacon faves
Shake Shack on 77th and Columbus also works
Both places have some energy, problem at 6:30 on the UWS is a lot of places are too dead

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Shake Shack
366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

Ditch Plains
100 W 82nd St, New York, NY 10024

Aug 24, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Midtown Sushi - NYC

Price range?? You can easily do upscale at $100+, $200+, $300+ and then there is Masa at the top (those are per person)

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Masa
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Aug 22, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Where to eat near Lincoln Center

plenty of options if you are willing to be a 10 minute walk to Lincoln Center.

Telepan is very good at the higher end
Shun Lee West - not so good
Picholine +1
A bit farther up is Dovetail

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Telepan
72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

Picholine
35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

Shun Lee West
43 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

Dovetail
103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

Aug 21, 2011
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Zabar's Lobster Salad has no Lobster

News Flash, Water is wet and dogs bark.

The ingredients list right under the name said crawfish and it was/is tasty

I have known this for years since I read. I also know that crab sticks aren't crab and don't want to fine or firebomb all the sushi places that put it in my California rolls (which I know are not authentic sushi... but what the heck I like them)

Aug 13, 2011
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HELP! Need an Exclusive, Expensive, Incredible Lunch Place, Midtown West

+1

Aug 09, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Visiting from Baltimore for a couple days - Odd request

Near the Museum of Natural History there is a Shake Shack at Columbus and 77th. The burgers are very soft but if they don't work the shakes there are very good. Other Upper West Side recs (near the hotel) that may work are a breakfast at Good Enough to Eat for massive Pancakes that will carry you to dinner and frankly dinner there is good comfort food. Have a glance at menupages to see if it would suit your BF.

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Good Enough to Eat
483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Shake Shack
366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

Aug 09, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Dell'Anima, A Voce, Ciano?

+1 on Ciano

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Ciano
45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

Aug 09, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

I need help!! I am a tourist (be nice please :)

I not only know the differnece betweem lox and smoked salmon (since we're being pedantic we should point out that nova is just one sort of smoked salmon).. I have made one in my fridge and never attempted the other... though I also ate the other as a kid and only rarely now. I also know what a shonda is, though would wager the OP does not (there are not many in Austin that would... and this thread is meant to help them.

Anyway, if you cannot get to the lower east side for pastrami/bagel/lox/nova/sable etc and you want to sample a real NY bagel (though some would argue it is oversized and doughy) hit up Ess a Bagel on 3rd and 51st

Aug 01, 2011
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I need help!! I am a tourist (be nice please :)

and New Haven is 2 hours on metro North plus the time to the pizza place from the train... in under 1 hour you can get a pie at Totonnos on Coney Island and then have some hot Dogs at Nathans for dessert. and I think the poster of that rec might not really be too up on things... Metro North runs from Grand Central Station... Now, Grand Central is wortha visit though not for the food (though the Oyster Bar is an institution) but rather for the ceiling and the overall architecture.

Yonah Schimmel is a disgrace for at least 10 years. I don't know if there is a good knish left in Manhattan at all. The lox (salmon) at Russ and Daughters is really really top notch.

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Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Aug 01, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

planning my own birthday for tomorrow night

check La Sirene, it is BYO and really quite good.... may be over your limit though

A decent pasta place would work too, I don't know what area you're in so it is tough to provide recs.

Sip Sak, a Turkish place in Midtown East could be festive as well

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Sip Sak
928 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

La Sirene
558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

Jul 31, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

I need help!! I am a tourist (be nice please :)

Well,,, Ciano.. sort of, La Silhouette.. less sort of. But if the kids behave it will be fine. It isn't crying babies. I did intentionally list more teen friendly sport on the whole but the parents gotta eat something nice...

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Ciano
45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

La Silhouette
362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Jul 31, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

I need help!! I am a tourist (be nice please :)

I would not overthink this.

You are staying by Times Square, but Times Sq is about the worst place to eat. Fortunately, right near Times Sq is 9th Ave in the 50's which is like a little Thailand, go for Thai at Wondee Siam or Pam Real Thai. There is good Italian there too at ViceVersa or Etcetera.

Grab some pizza at any of the Angelos Coal Fired places

Go to the Lower East Side and get a pastrami sandwich at Katz's Deli

Search the board for chinese recs

We could send you on a burger hunt, but Texans do know their beef... you probably won't want to bother with Hill Country BBQ either as you have that at home. (though a burger at the 23rd St Shake Shack is a worthwhile stop)

Have a nice Italian Dinner at Ciano

Grab some fancy pants French at La Sillouette or some low key french at La Sirene

but just remember rule #1... don't eat in Times Sq

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Katz's Delicatessen
205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Hill Country
30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Shake Shack
Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Angelo's Pizza
117 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

ViceVersa
325 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

Wondee Siam
792 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Pam Real Thai
404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

Etcetera Etcetera
352 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

La Sirene
558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

Ciano
45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

La Silhouette
362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Jul 30, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Where to find good slider buns?

In the regular supermarket you can find Martins dinner rolls (or look for them anyway) They are perfect size for sliders and taste/consistency is the same as a Martins Burger rolls

Jul 30, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Nice place near Broadway and 77th

When you say $50/plate do you mean before tax/tip? What about drinks.
Ouest is nice thogh I have found the decor a little worn the last time I was there. I'd add 'cesca to the list at the price point. A bit cheaper but definitely nice decor and food that is pretty good is Tolani, a wine focused restaurant at Amsterdam and 80th, just 3 blocks from your hotel (The Avenue I guess)

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Ouest
2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Tolani
410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Jul 08, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

NYC Foodie spending July 4th Weekend in DC

I am coming down in time for lunch on Saturday. Staying at the Park Hyatt in Dupont Circle.

Saturday Dinner is early-ish at Founding Farmers before a night walking tour of the monuments

Sunday dinner is at Urbana with some local friends

Sightseeing includes the Smithsonian, The National Gallery, The Holocaust Museum, the Newseum, Maybe the Capital.

Keen to get recs near those locations for breakfast and lunch. We like good Asian, pizza, burgers.. usual chow stuff

Thanks

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Founding Farmers
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Commerce Restaurant's new all cash policy

It is a good way to prevent emloyee theft... and if most pay by credit anyway the "tax" situation is less compelling

Jun 16, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Tall Order: Outside Sunset Dining- is it possible in Manhattan?

The ambiance at 79th St Boat Basin is incomparable... you see the sun set over boats bobbing at their docks.. the food on the other hand is quite weak. The food is better and the setting quite good at pier i cafe on the river at 70th St. But better food is still just a very respectable burger... I can think of other places to have a drink at sunset that are near nice places to eat after the sun is down... that is what I would do

Jun 14, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

something like Carmines - 1st time USA chinese tourists - loud, big, italian american, family style place?

Sambuca on W72nd fits the bill

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Sambuca
20 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Jun 12, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

STEER CLEAR LIST - Worst Meal You've Had in the Last Six Months

Well, I'll have to hit it for a drink... just to check out what could be so bad. I really enjoy reading the bad reviews more than the good ones.

Jun 07, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Seeking good kosher restaurant in midtown

+1 on the kosher board

But at a higher $$

Prime Grill

Solo

Mid $$

Le Marais

Low $$

zuri

Hummus Place

Cafe Classico

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Azuri Cafe
465 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Solo
550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Le Marais
150 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Prime Grill
60 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Cafe Classico
35 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Jun 05, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Wine Bar for Large Group

There is a nice backyard and a downstairs at Tolani at 80th and amsterdam. Food is pretty good too

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Tolani
410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

May 23, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Taking a baby to Minetta Tavern: will this work?

I think Minetta is indeed a very bad idea, Maialino at 5:30 PM is prob OK. Be gone by 7:30 or 8:00 when the dinner crowd arrives but there is enough space and the place is relatively loud in the first place
Or just get a baby sitter and enjoy your dinner

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Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

May 18, 2011
msny98 in Manhattan

Dog-friendly outdoor restaurants

I was there on a quiet day and there were maybe 6 tables outside taken... 3 of which had dogs... and not all were as incredibly beautiful as mine so it wasn't just the super models that got priviledge :-)) I'll see how it goes when I head there on a busier day

May 17, 2011
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