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Visiting NY in June - Looking for quintessential 'New York' restaurants

laney619 | May 15, 2007 05:04 PM

We're spending so much money on the hotel and on getting up to New York from DC, so we're really looking for inexpensive stuff. I know it's a matter of taste and will never be settled fully, but I'd like to know:

1. Best place(s) for pizza
2. Best place in Chinatown
3. Quirky neighborhood joints

Basically, I want to know the places I should hit while on a budget that are memorable and shouldn't be missed on a short visit. Not the trendy places that are over-hyped, but classic or underrated spots. Already on a tentative list are:

Difara
Zabar's
Totonno
Katz's
Dim Sum Gogo

Would you guys add any to this, or advise against? Our hotel is on West 81st street, but we're willing to trek pretty far out of the way (including other boroughs) if it's worthwhile.

Thanks so much!! I'm sure you get inundated with this question all the time.

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