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Manhattan Restaruant Recommendations

Rob | Dec 11, 2004 07:49 PM

Once a native, now a visitor! My wife and 2 twenty something sons are going to NY next week. We were born and raised on Long Island but now live in Atlanta. This visit, we decided to do a NY Christmas vacation. We are looking for a few recommendations for dinner. My brother who is still in NY recommended Primitivo at (202 W 14th St.) for Italian. I have spend many hours looking at reviews for some of the trendy hot spots but after careful consideration find the reviews to be mixed and some not worth the time and money. I am looking for some NY residents who know some of the smaller places that the food is just plain great without all of the hype. On the day we arrive, we plan on going to a steak house because of our late arrival and time considerations. I did review most places and found Smith & Wollensky (49th. & 3rd Avenue) to be recommended for its consistency. My dad used to take us to Peter Lugers and Delmonico's when we were young but the reviews of both are not so great. We need recommendations for Chinese (in Chinatown or close by) one night and one other place that really stands out. Location is not that important since we will be taking the subway or cabs. I do like to stay under $200.00 for the 4 of us and hope that is not unreasonable. My cousin still has a store on Author Avenue and always tells us the best places are in the Bronx. Sushi one night would be great and if someone knows a great place that has reasonable prices we would love to go. Being Italian, we love to eat and love most types of food. Seafood one night would also be a great choice. On Wednesday, we will be meeting my other brother and his family and need a place to go for a quick lunch around the Museum of Natural History.Central Park W at 79th St. All of you Chowhounds out there please help. If you ever need recommendations for places to eat in Atlanta or Savannah, let me know. Yes, we really do have some great places to eat down here, especially in Savannah. Have a great holiday season.

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