I was just making an on-the-fly mental list of my favorite Manhattan restaurants--NOT the big deal/event ones like Jean-Georges and Gramercy Tavern--but the neighborhood ones I could eat at every week without having to pay half-a-month's rent. It was kind of difficult to rattle them off so I was wondering what other hounds enjoy for regular dining.
Some of my regular favorites (I'm sure there are more) are, in no particular order: Mooza, Miracle Grill, Lavagna, Le Tableau, Jubilee, El Cid, Katz's, Grand Szechuan, *Alley's End, *Les Halles (*both higher priced) Rive Gauche and Paris Bistro. BTW, I'm not a fan of diners or Veselka/Kiev style food.
What are your steady favorites? Thanks, Ruby