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Never been to NYC...would love recs (inc. places w/no reservations needed, favorite casual dining that locals frequent, cheap eats, a few places to splurge)

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Never been to NYC...would love recs (inc. places w/no reservations needed, favorite casual dining that locals frequent, cheap eats, a few places to splurge)

lj2899 | Jun 4, 2007 08:54 AM

Hello Hello! Mom and I are visiting NYC (from SF) in about a month (both of us first timers!)! Searching through Frommer's Guide has given me some ideas...but I would love updated, first-person suggestions! We are open to most all foods (mom is not a fan of Indian and Thai though)...and in our week of travel woud love to try a few places to splurge on, as well as great cheap or average priced restaurants. We are playing things by ear and would prefer not to have too many reservations hindering our wandering (we are planning on museums, shopping, Central Park, Ground Zero, etc.)...is that possible while still expecting good food in NY? We would love to try some neighborhood favorites that locals would have a casual dinner or lunch at, not necessarily just the "hot spots". Suggestions all over Manhattan are appreciated (as well as your, "Don't go here, it's just hype" suggestions as well, please!). We're staying in Soho, but will definitely be seeking adventure in other neighborhoods (Brooklyn, Times Square, etc.). Thanks for your help! I will certainly report back!

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