Depends on your definition of typical
New York, New York
Depends on your definition of typical New York Reviews
Sep 02, 2007
I would agree with AlexsOz, there is not a typical NYC restaurant. It also depends on your mood and where you are in NYC. So here's a few suggestions.
If in Chinatown, I would recommend Joe Shanghai's on Pell Street, they have a speciality - a dumpling that is filled with soup, prices are reasonable. In Chelsea, I would recommend Elmo's or Cafeteria - it's the typical American fair, prices are average. In the East Village/Lower East Side, I recommend Casa Adela (home cooked Puerto Rican fare) very cheap, Sweet Basil (Thai food) price is average, Boca Chica (Latin American), price is average, Momofuku (Japanese) cheap, and Panna II (Indian) cheap. In Midtown, try Capital Grille (steak) expensive, Bali Nusah Indah (Indonesian) average, Route 66 (American diner) average, Georgio's Country Grill (American diner) average, Fat Sal's Pizza, average, Per Se (American fusion) very, very, very expensive (reservations six months in advance), and Tao (Asian Fusion) very expensive (reservations recommended). Upper East Side, try Mon Petit Cafe (French Bistro), average, Tony Di Napoli (Italian) average, and Payard (French) very, very expensive, but try the French pastries - average. Upper West Side, Saigon Grill (Vietnamese) average. And finally, in the Seaport, Salud (Latin American) average. For excellent brunch places, three jump out, Paris Commune, (West Village) average, 44 Ten (West Midtown), and Norma's (West Midtown) expensive.
For Brooklyn, go to Smith and Court Streets for the restaurants. And there are lots of great places in Williamsburg. Lastly, the street vendors selling kabobs and Middle Eastern fare are a very cheap, but excellent, choice.
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