Just returned from a trip to your city. Wanted to say thanks for the recs we received in planning for our trip. What an amazing array of choices you have! Being on a budget we still managed to eat well and not break the bank. Thanks again.
Trattoria Trecolori; actually had planned dinner in the Village but were too tired to venture far from our hotel. Simple, well prepared meal of salad, fresh pasta and dessert, gracious service from the staff, very pleased with this choice.
Red Flame Coffee Shop; had a breakfast and lunch here, typical diner fare, filling and reasonable, crowded both times we went.
Katsu Hama; terrific little place with a predominently asian clientele, I knew the food would be good when we had to grind our own sesame seeds for the sauce. This attention to detail showed in the food, reasonable and very tasty.
City Bakery; tried the hot chocolate, a little too rich for my taste, probably had a years worth of chocolate in that one cup. Good pastries though.
Les Halles; a late dinner after the theater and it was still packed. Had their sirloin steak, roast chicken and mac cheese. A simple and satisfying meal, loved the frites!
John's of Bleecker St.; actually intended to go to Grimaldi's but we were in the Village around lunch time so what the heck. Had the sausage, mushroom and meatball pie with vanilla cream sodas. Can't contribute to the best pizza in NY debate, but when Pizza Hut is the best in your town, I had no complaints.
Ise; a nice selection of Japanese combination dinners, very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity offered. A pleasant surprise.
Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop; wow, what a throwback place, looks exactly how I would picture it in the 40's. Had their tuna and egg salad sandwiches, cheap and filling.
Golden Unicorn; probably our most dissapointing meal. After the dim sum we've had in San Francisco and Vancouver, the food here was mediocre. Any suggestions for other dim sum places for next time?
So I made it about a quarter of the way down my list of New York places. Have to get to Katz's, Grimaldi's, Papaya King, Sushi Yasuda, Union Square Cafe, maybe next time.