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Old 02-01-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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If you don't mind traveling into Brooklyn try Sea or Peter Luger's. Peter Luger's is a steakhouse and Sea features thai cuisine. I think they were on Sex and the City but since I have never seen that show I can't say for sure.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Ok, I'll bite with the touristy theme

> Times Square - Esca. Its a little bit of a hike but solid restaurant of Mario Batali fame. Also Bar Americain which is one of Bobby Flays restaurants.
> Union square - Craft/Craftbar/Wichcraft (Tom Collichio of Top Chef). Walk a little bit more and you get to Mesa Grill (Bobby Flay)
> Madison Square Park - Shake Shack. Touristy in that its next to the famous flatiron building (turn around and you see the empire state building) and its a damn good burger, for cheap. Additionally they just redid the roads in the area so you can take great pics
> Any coffee cart - Its cheap and quick;what more is there to say
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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Can we convince you to eat at non-touristy spots? NYC has so much to offer.
Also, I would think OP could find out where the touristy places are in a second by going to a site where these sorts of things are compiled.

Doesn't the value of a resource such as the NYC City Data page lie in the fact that locals are on here and can tell you where their favorite places are?
Then again, it's hard to tell exactly where the value of this site lies, so in that case...use it however you want!
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Virgil's is for tourists & locals. It is located on 44th Street just East of Times Square. Great restaurant! One usually needs to wait for a table. So get on the list and then you will have time to walk around Times Square.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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If you go to a broadway show at night, eat at Junior's afterwards.

Shun Lee Palace has EXCELLENT fancy Chinese food.

Barbetta is a really pretty old Italian restaurant in the theatre district.

Keene's Chop House is a great old steakhouse in the west 30s. I think it might be the oldest restaurant in NY.

Try to find some pierogi in the East Village. I don't know what's open anymore....

Chinatown is also a great place to eat.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Pellegrino's or La Mela in Little Italy (on Mulberry St)
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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thanks for your suggestions guys! these are the exact type of places i was looking for.

im going to check out katz, and a few other recommended here.!!! thanks for your help!!
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