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(Non fast-food) Restaurants you love in New York

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Here are some of my favourites:

American:

-Applebee's (fast food-like meals, but it's a sit down setting and there's a bar, not exactly fast food. You don't see more people going for take-away than sitting in)

 

Chinese:

-1 + 1 (tea cafe)

-Congee Village

-East Boat Restaurant (can't miss)

(And a gazillion of other restaurants whose names I could remember only in Chinese)

 

Indian:

-Raj Mahal

 

Japanese:

-Ajisen Noodles

-Teriyaki Boy

 

Korean:

-Li Hua

 

Malaysian:

-Penang

-Nyonya

 

Pan-Asian:

-Coney Island Buffet

-Todai Buffet

 

Vietnamese:

-Xe Lua

 

Kris is so going to laugh at my list.

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Italian - Carmine's! The best! ( Manhattan )

Chinese - Empire Schezuan ( Staten Island )

American/Misc. - Got to Love the Vegas Diner In Brooklyn

Spanish- Spain (Staten Island)

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Honestly i rarely eat at 'non-fast food' in Manhattan because its so expensive.:confused::(

 

When i do just a couple of places i go to.

 

Cargernie Deli-7th Avenue around 51-52nd Street. I love their sandwichs($15 & up for sandwichs is way too much)for special occasions. Their Turkey Breast and Pastarmi is really good imo.

 

Katz's-Houston between Avenue A/Essex and 1st Avenue. Their Hot Dogs and Pastamri is great but like the Cargernie Deli way overpriced. I seen celebrities occasionaly visit.

 

Cosmo's-23nd Street and 2nd Avenue-Reasonable priced American-Style Diner with good food.

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Italian- Lombardi's

Chinese- Big Wing Wong, Sweet N' Tarts

American- The Striphouse

 

*Henry, Congee house is my mom's favorite!

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Isabella's on the Upper West Side- So romantic, with delicious gourmet food.

 

Je'Bon on St. Marks- Cheap, Asian variety.

 

Sammy's on City Island- A ton of food! Expensive, so it's a very special thing.

 

I'm sure there's more, I'll have to think about it.

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Well some of us here aren't members over there, eh?

Well now they can go there and register and grow the community over there. :cool:

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Cafe Charlie's on 40th bet. 5th & Madison. Right across the street from my mom's job, so I go there for lunch when I'm on vacation. They have everything, and reasonable prices too.

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Outback steakhouse yum yum

BB<Q> in the village good drinks huh

Uno ©hicago bar& grill also in the vill

 

Kinightridder sorry to bust your bubble. The question was your favorite NYC local (non-national chain)resturant.

 

Uno and Outback are 'national/international' chains.

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Kinightridder sorry to bust your bubble. The question was your favorite NYC local (non-national chain)resturant.

 

Uno and Outback are 'national/international' chains.

 

This bubble doesn't burst so take it to McDonalds also in the vill

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Kinightridder sorry to bust your bubble. The question was your favorite NYC local (non-national chain)resturant.

 

Uno and Outback are 'national/international' chains.

 

The topic is non-fast food, not non national chain. The topic starter even mentioned Applebees ;)

 

 

For Japanese I like Kodama at West 45th Street or Sushi Oh! in Forest Hills or even better Metro Sushi in Kew Gardens

 

For Italian I like La Terraza in Forest Hills

 

For Indian Balluchis in Forest Hills

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The topic is non-fast food, not non national chain. The topic starter even mentioned Applebees ;)

 

 

For Japanese I like Kodama at West 45th Street

 

For Italian I like La Terraza in Forest Hills

 

For Indian Balluchis in Forest Hills

 

Oh ok thanks for correction. MTR did not make clear you mention local or national non-fast food chains.:o:o:eek::(

And an apology to Knight Ridder.:cool:

 

If we add 'national chains' since i dont live in NYC anymore lol, I add "Hometown Buffett' There used to be one on Forest Aveue in Staten Island (was only location in NYC it closed about a year or two ago)and only Hometown Buffetts' in metro area is Long Island(Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown)and Edison, NJ(US Route 1 near Woodbridge mall)

 

For only $12 a person for dinner unlimited full meals including imo great chicken, ribs, salads and fish. Also good in the cheap 'menu' diner category is "Denny's as well.

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Oh ok thanks for correction. MTR did not make clear you mention local or national non-fast food chains.:o:o:eek:;)

And an apology to Knight Ridder.:cool:

 

If we add 'national chains' since i dont live in NYC anymore lol, I add "Hometown Buffett' There used to be one on Forest Aveue in Staten Island (was only location in NYC it closed about a year or two ago)and only Hometown Buffetts' in metro area is Long Island(Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown)and Edison, NJ(US Route 1 near Woodbridge mall)

 

For only $12 a person for dinner unlimited full meals including imo great chicken, ribs, salads and fish. Also good in the cheap 'menu' diner category is "Denny's as well.

 

Staten Island has changed alot, I recently went there, the Front Page diner is GONE! :(

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The topic is non-fast food, not non national chain. The topic starter even mentioned Applebees ;)

 

 

For Japanese I like Kodama at West 45th Street or Sushi Oh! in Forest Hills or even better Metro Sushi in Kew Gardens

 

For Italian I like La Terraza in Forest Hills

 

For Indian Balluchis in Forest Hills

 

La terraza good italian dude nice man thanx

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Oh ok thanks for correction. MTR did not make clear you mention local or national non-fast food chains.:o:o:eek:;)

And an apology to Knight Ridder.:cool:

 

If we add 'national chains' since i dont live in NYC anymore lol, I add "Hometown Buffett' There used to be one on Forest Aveue in Staten Island (was only location in NYC it closed about a year or two ago)and only Hometown Buffetts' in metro area is Long Island(Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown)and Edison, NJ(US Route 1 near Woodbridge mall)

 

For only $12 a person for dinner unlimited full meals including imo great chicken, ribs, salads and fish. Also good in the cheap 'menu' diner category is "Denny's as well.

 

Apology accepted now let's eat :(

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Cuban/Asian Fusion: Asia de Cuba 37th n Madison Ave. Awesome place great food awesome wine selection.

Spanish: Cafe Espanol on Bleecker St. bet Sullivan and Thompson Sts. A classic.

Chinese: China Grill on 53rd St between 5th n 6th avenues

Cuban: Son Cubano on 14th st and 9th avenue

Thai: Spice market on 13th st n 9th ave

Asian: Buddha Bar on Little west 12th n 9th avenue

Mexican: Rosa Mexicano on 63rd street and 9th avenue

Cuban: Cabanas South St. Seaport 3rd floor

Nice spot: The Boathouse at Central Park

Chinese: Mr. Chow on 57th STreet n 1st avenue

Drinks: The Gansevoort Hotel, 230 Fifth, The Hudson Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Sutton Place, W Hotel Times Square. The Frying Pan @ Pier 66. There are many more I know just ask if you wish...

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For 3 yrs straight every friday night I go to Amy Ruth's soul food restaurant on Lenox and 116th. The tradition will live on till the day I die or the restaurant falls out of business.

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Well my favorite 'non fast-food/non chain-store' restaurants by catergory are:

 

American:

-Goodburger (Midtown, Manhattan).

 

 

 

There's actually a Good Burger resturaunt???? I thought that was just a movie.

 

for Italian i just eat my roommate's cooking. I've yet to taste anything better than his for italian.

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