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UWS reviews and seeking rec's esp for mex


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UWS reviews and seeking rec's esp for mex

emoliash | | May 10, 2007 06:00 AM


Visiting from Australia staying on the UWS. At present we have been eating around the UWS as getting over jetlag, and travelling with a 2 year old.

So far have had some excellant meals.

Kefi- absolutely delicious, meatballs, and fried cod fabulous. Next time I go I think we will just order 5-6 appetizers and bypass the mains. Service, wine was great. Also child friendly, and quick.

Celeste - some of the best ravioli I have tasted. It was loud and squishy, however we got talking to the family at the next table which was nice. The italian wines by the glass were very good.

Planet Sushi - we had the sushi/sashimi for two and thought it was really good. I am curious to taste some of the other sushi places that have been recommended on the boards like haru.

EJ Luncheonette - nice decor food ordinary.

Jimmy's BBQ - fun loud place - cannot really rate the bbq as I have nothing to compare it to. I did like my pulled pork sandwich, however I did not like the candied yams, and I love yams. the collard greens and black eyed peas were nice though. Also it had a frat house atmosphere ( which probably would not appeal to most) however we are tourists and don't have this sort of thing in Sydney. There were some weird green drinks in goldfish bowls that people were drinking I can imagine they were a bit messy after those. I got into the spirit and drank bourbon. It was child friendly which was a bonus.

Boat Basin Cafe - Fantastic location and view. Burger was average. But the beer tasted good with that view.

Couple of questions:
I still have not found a good cappucino/espresso in this area, we are staying w81st, I have had a view starbucks (not a big fan). Also had a Zabars - not fabulous. I am thinking Nice Matin might do an ok one. Is it ok to go there just for coffee? any recs in this area would be great.

Also want to try Mexican - someone has recommended Cilantro are there any other recommendations in this area?

Also Le Cariades the cuban/chinese place what it good to order as I have never eaten cuban before.

H&H Bagels are delicious. I have them for breakfast.

What is the scene with Grom there is a huge line every time I go past or should i just stick with emack & bolio.


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