Top 10 Budget Eats in Manhattan


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Top 10 Budget Eats in Manhattan

  1. 1. Top 10 Budget Eats in Manhattan
  2. 2. <ul><li>‘ Le Bernardin’ is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan but a tasting menu there is $180. </li></ul><ul><li>This list gives you a better way to spend that $180 </li></ul><ul><li>10 great meals you could have for the price of one </li></ul><ul><li>The countdown begins...... </li></ul>
  3. 3. 10. Chikalicious 203 East 10th Street <ul><li>A desserts-only place </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing petit fours </li></ul><ul><li>Portions are too small for someone with a serious sweet tooth </li></ul><ul><li>A three-course dessert tasting and a coffee would be about $15 </li></ul>
  4. 4. 9. Sushi Yasuda 204 E. 43rd St <ul><li>Sushi has the potential to be world food and here you get a good selection of sushi and sashimi </li></ul><ul><li>Service tends to be friendly but slow </li></ul><ul><li>A prix fixe lunch would cost between $20 to $30 </li></ul>
  5. 5. 8. Ruby Foo’s 1626 Broadway <ul><li>A restaurant which has understood the concept of fusion-food </li></ul><ul><li>This is a fun, family-friendly kind of place </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful service </li></ul><ul><li>Seafood options from lobster to salmon to tuna, are really interesting </li></ul><ul><li>A good dinner is about $20 per head </li></ul>
  6. 6. 7. Petrie Court Cafe The Metropolitan <ul><li>Great views of the Central Park and of the Kravis Gallery, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Great ambiance enhanced by the presence of priceless pieces of art </li></ul><ul><li>Food is carefully prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Cost per head will be between $15 and $35 </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6. Pio Pio 1746 First Ave <ul><li>A congested ‘hole in the wall’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken is fabulous </li></ul><ul><li>Do not forget to get lots of hot green sauce to go with it </li></ul><ul><li>Two can split a chicken – about $8 per head </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5. Peking Duck House 28 Mott St <ul><li>Great peking duck which is carved next to your table </li></ul><ul><li>Good combo options for parties of 4 or more </li></ul><ul><li>The decor is probably the best in Chinatown </li></ul><ul><li>The cost per head would be about $15 </li></ul>
  9. 9. 4. Jean Georges 1 Central Park West <ul><li>Great food by a great chef in a great setting </li></ul><ul><li>Service is not too great </li></ul><ul><li>Whichever way you look at it; The prix fixe lunch at $25 is a steal. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. Joe’s Shanghai 9 Pell Street <ul><li>Crab meat and pork soup dumplings are what you come here to eat </li></ul><ul><li>The rest of the food is not bad either </li></ul><ul><li>For dessert, try the ‘Chinese ice cream factory’ next door </li></ul><ul><li>About $15 per head would be approximately what you spend at Joe’s </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2. Aquavit 65 E. 55th St. <ul><li>The Cafe is good; no need to go inside for the more expensive food </li></ul><ul><li>The Smorgasbord gives you a sampling of great Scandinavian cuisine </li></ul><ul><li>The daily traditional Swedish meal is a great deal too. </li></ul><ul><li>Either of the above will cost below $25 </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1. Churrascaria Plataforma 316 W. 49th St. <ul><li>A meat lover’s paradise; a buffet starring meats grilled Brazilian-style </li></ul><ul><li>Salads looked good but I couldn’t get distracted from the meat </li></ul><ul><li>I even forgot to save space for the dessert </li></ul><ul><li>An all you can eat lunch for $35 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This list is restricted by: </li></ul><ul><li>My wallet – That is why a list of budget eats </li></ul><ul><li>My tastes – I have not listed any Indian restaurants as I find better ones in India </li></ul><ul><li>I love tapas but I did not find any place that really sets itself apart </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t drink alcohol, so the wine list does not play a role in my ratings </li></ul>
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