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Bay Area Chow Hound in Manhattan right now for 5 more days - need recommendations!

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Bay Area Chow Hound in Manhattan right now for 5 more days - need recommendations!

missdemo | Jan 29, 2012 11:14 PM

Manhattan has sure changed since my last visit 12 years ago and I have no idea where to go.

We are staying in the 50s near 6th Ave...

I love to focus on the kind of restaurants which we don't have in Bay Area.... which means avoiding Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, and California style organic - which we have in abundance....

So I'd love any and all regions of europe, Pan-latin and interesting regional chinese, regional american...and anything else you can think of that is interesting and novel. I am open to fusion restaurants... I'm traveling with a friend who is wild for Japanese food - so I would like one recommendation for a Japanese restaurant - hopefully one with a TWIST - something non-standard in someway...

Now for the caveats.... Not wild for fancy restaurants - with decorated plates and restrained flavors...and very high prices...Prefer Bold flavors and restaurants which provide a real bang for the buck - in terms of the dining experience as a whole. While I understand that restaurants in NY (esp in mid-town) in a "reasonable" price range tend to be pretty cramped and "store-fronty", if you have a recommendation which has a more spacious (warehouse-style) atmosphere, please mention this - as it would definitely considered as a plus!!! But the food is paramount - so feel free to recommend based on the food regardless....

Midtown is great - but willing to travel for something special..Novelty is a plus....

Thanks so much for your recommendations in advance!

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