Recently I've seen a spate of posts asking for recommendations in Manhattan, with responses directing the original posters to the Outer Boroughs. Now, I have no problem with this -- sometimes people need their horizons stretched, or want good onion rings or whatever enough that they're willing to go to Queens. What troubles me is some intimations I have gotten recently that you HAVE to go to the Outer Boroughs to get decent food. Manhattan has plenty of good restaurants itself, from the pricey and extravagant to the hole-in-the-wall ethnic eateries, to the streetcars. Sure, there may be a concentration of Greek food in Astoria, or Indian in Jackson Heights, but that doesn't mean you can't get good Greek food or Indian food in Manhattan. Posters may have a variety of reasons for wanting to stay in Manhattan -- convenience and ease (I rarely want to take a subway ride for a casual weeknight dinner), showing around visitors (most out of towners I know do NOT want to spend the bulk of their trip on the subway, and aren't impressed when they get there), or just plain preference. (I LIVE here, why do I have to leave the borough to eat?) So when people ask for Manhattan, especially ON the Manhattan board, don't tell them they can't get it there. Direct them to the Outer Boroughs board, too, or mention your favorite Brooklyn place, but try to answer the request as it was posted, since there are many reasons behind requesting location.
Manhattan has good food, too.