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Isafari
04-02-2012, 07:00 PM
places to eat in New York. Any ideas?

We have breakfast included with our hotel room so we are looking for a light lunch and then an evening meal.

Or is it best to just find an eatery wherever you happen to be when you get hungry :unsure:

Any places to avoid?

uscwest
04-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Not been to either myself, but Katz Deli and Carmine's Italian Restaurant I have heard are both very good.

Johnie
05-02-2012, 01:28 AM
Carmine's is quite good. Portions are served family style and are huge! http://carminesnyc.com/index.php

I like Juniors in Times Square. They have great cheesecake and a HUGE pastrami sandwich that is very nice http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/our_restaurants/times_square/

I've had some lovely hot dogs from street vendors.

Isafari
05-02-2012, 08:17 AM
Thanks guys, I'll check out the menus :thumbsup:

Johnie....one thing I have to do (even though I'm not too keen on hotdogs) is to try a hotdog from a street vendor!
Seen it too many times in the movies :lol:

uscwest
05-02-2012, 12:42 PM
Carmine's is quite good. Portions are served family style and are huge! http://carminesnyc.com/index.php

I like Juniors in Times Square. They have great cheesecake and a HUGE pastrami sandwich that is very nice http://www.juniorscheesecake.com/our_restaurants/times_square/

I've had some lovely hot dogs from street vendors.

Holy Cow Johnie, I looked at that Carmine's menu. There would have to be more than just Donna and I to go in there.

Kate
05-02-2012, 06:03 PM
I only know Buddys Cake Shop!

Johnie
05-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Holy Cow Johnie, I looked at that Carmine's menu. There would have to be more than just Donna and I to go in there.

Oh yes, you need a group!

BUTTERHEAD1
06-02-2012, 02:09 AM
Ok I can help you on this one.... Where are you staying and what kind of food are you interested in eating. For hot dogs I would go to either Grays Papaya or Shake Shack... Stay away from the street vendor for food, trust me on that one.

BUTTERHEAD1
06-02-2012, 04:21 AM
Oh yes, you need a group!
Sometimes on the way home from work I will pick up a chicken parm and their Ragu(quite delicious) and the four of us can't finish half of it. Carmine's is great for groups of 6 or more.

Beccaberry
06-02-2012, 06:18 PM
Aw, c'mon, Butterhead, dirty water dogs aren't THAT bad ;-)

It's an....experience!

Carmine's is where Jon proposed to me...and where i promptly knocked my glass of wine over :)

We always share and we ALWAYS take food home.

There's a pizza joint that Andrew LOVES, though the name is escaping me at the moment...Butter, maybe you can help? It's in the theatre district and used to be a church, I believe?

If you find yourself in Grand Central (either by transport, or just to visit) the "basement" has some wonderful food choices. Think: mall food court sort of thing.

BUTTERHEAD1
08-02-2012, 08:28 AM
You are talking about John's Pizza.... by far it is our favorite place to eat. The one you are referring to is on 44th street between 8th avenue and Broadway. The original one is on Bleecker Street in the Village.... I prefer to eat at the Bleecker st. location.

As for the dirty water dogs I have seen where a lot of these vendors store their food and it isnt pretty.

There is a 2nd Carmines up on 91st street and Broadway that isnt the tourist trap that the Times square location is. The prices are the same with half the wait.

Beccaberry
08-02-2012, 03:36 PM
You are talking about John's Pizza.... by far it is our favorite place to eat. The one you are referring to is on 44th street between 8th avenue and Broadway. The original one is on Bleecker Street in the Village.... I prefer to eat at the Bleecker st. location.

As for the dirty water dogs I have seen where a lot of these vendors store their food and it isnt pretty.

There is a 2nd Carmines up on 91st street and Broadway that isnt the tourist trap that the Times square location is. The prices are the same with half the wait.

Yes, that's it! John's Pizza (I briefly thought that was the name but then decided it couldn't be that simple or certainly I'd remember it!). We shall try the Bleecker Street locale next time we're in the city :)

We often hit the "other" Carmine's when it's just Jon and I, or if we don't have standing reservations. You're absolutely right about the smaller crowds...and then there's the most important part...the martinis are just as big :)