Local hangouts, restaurants, and other recommendations to go to Manhattan...

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  1. elegant20

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    Can you care to suggest any other places that I might like and that you highly recommend to try out? I have been to Chelsea's Bar Grill, Johnny's Pizza(both the Village and Time Square), Petite Belle(still not sure if I am saying that right, but it is next to the Houston dinner, and Tartine's. Any more you could highly recommend on your must have visit lists? I am all ears.
     
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    Been away from NYC since '89 and have not been for a visit since '97 - BUT I'm sure with the great group we have here that you will get many interesting responses!

    Good Luck.
     
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    Can you give me some perimeters on your budget. There are great restaurants in every price range but I don't want to send you someplace that you are going to hate me for if it's not in your budget.
     
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    What about that nice place in Central Park? :tongue::redface:
     
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    I would not send someone's dog there for a meal. Yuk, I just threw up a little in my mouth even thinking about that place!
     
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    $300-$400 max....but I love to hear your suggestions....I love the city. And I won't hate you, nudeyorker.
     
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    if you love cheese, Artisanal is *AWESOME*...but go for lunch, not dinner. i can give you recommendations what to get...the most unbeliavably delicious sandwiches (cheese themed obviously)...fondue, etc...it is a huge brasserie with a big bar and retail cheese counter in it.

    fantastic, one of my faves.
    2 Park Ave
    E32nd St. between Park Ave & Madison Ave (closer to Park Avenue)




    also, for a great dinner, BLT Steak is great.
    106 E 57th St
    (between Lexington Ave & Park Ave)



    Indochine is great as well (French Vietnamese)

    430 Lafayette Street
    (between 4th St & Astor Place)


    also, for a quick, awesome lunch, go to the famed "Stage Deli"...the sandwich selection is truly amazing...get yourself a classic hot pastrami on rye, or a Reuben sandwich (or anything else you might like)

    [SIZE=-1]834 7th Avenue (53rd and 54th streets)
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    for one of the best burgers in NYC, go to J.G. Melon for lunch

    1291 3rd Avenue
    (between 74th St & 75th St)
     
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    For the most part many of the more expensive restaurants offer more reasonable fare at lunch. One of the best hamburgers I ever had was at The Four Season Restaurant.
    I also like Lady M for light lunch fare and the best desserts in the city IMOHO. It's near The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can find on on google. Believe me if you like sweets this is the place if only for dessert and coffee.
    I love Babbo fro Italian in The Village. I also like Bouley Bakery in Tribeca.
    I have not been in a while but I know Aquavit is still one of Jason Els faves in the city.
    If you can put up with the noise Les Halles is divine. Another long time favorite is Barbetta on restaurant row. Another favorite is Bistro du Nord, it's really out of the way it is on 93rd and Madison but it's worth the trip! I could go on and on but I hope that helps.


    www.ladymconfections.
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    Here is the link to Lady M
     
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    Is that for one or two people and with or without drinks?

    Are there any particular cuisines you like?

    Nudey is right. I love me my Aquavit! Very friendly staff, not wholly outrageous prices, and amazing food. I just took Nick8 there for their traditional Swedish Sunday brunch. It's a slice of heaven on wasa bread.

    Because of the economic situation (ahem) a lot of top tier places are offering downright bargain lunches. Jean Georges is offering a $29 two plate lunch ($8 extra if you get dessert) that shouldn't be missed.
     
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