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25 New York restaurants and bars with good food for less - Part I
25 New York restaurants and bars with good food for less – Part I


Today, New York Design Agenda share with you the most recognised restaurants and bars to eat good food for less! Everyone would like to know where find the most offer value as well as decent food. So, see below some examples you must visit in New York:

1. ABC Cocina: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s latest venue is boisterously loud. It’s good for the food and the buzz, not for the noise. His Latin-inspired menu features dishes such as pork tacos, cashews, apples and jalapeno hot sauce (US$15). Information: www.abccocinanyc.com/ or +1-212-677-2233.

2. Bar Boulud: This is a safe bet near the Lincoln Centre. You can sit outside and watch the tourist crowds without being part of them. The service is friendly and efficient and you need not break the bank. The pre-theater menu is US$45 for three courses. Information: www.barboulud.com/nyc/ or +1-212-595-0303.

3. Bello Giardino: This family restaurant off Columbus Avenue is like stepping into “Cheers.” Sit at the bar and you may swap names faster than you can drink cocktails. The food is old- style Italian-American. Credit cards aren’t accepted. Lunch is US$9.95. Information: www.bellogiardino.com/ or +1-212-875-1512.

4. Berlyn: I visited this casual venue for drinks during a long night. I can’t tell you about the regional German/new Brooklyn cuisine, which is its specialty, but the cocktails are fine. My bill tells me I paid US$11 for an Anna Nicole. Information: berlynrestaurant.com/ or +1-718-222-5800.

5. Bun-Ker: Assuming you don’t get lost on the way from the subway you may find this grungy Vietnamese restaurant opposite a junkyard in Ridgewood, Queens. Bring your own beer. Lunch was among the best of the meals I had in New York and it cost US$41. Information: bunkervietnamese.com/ or +1-718-386-4282.

6. Cata: There are dozens of reasons to visit Cata, a tapas restaurant on the Bowery. One is for the excellent food, particularly the freshest of fish. Another 26 or so are for the gin and tonics, of which there is an extraordinary range. Information: catarestaurant.com/ or +1-212-505-2282.

7. Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken: Charles Gabriel seasons his chicken in three stages, according to the New York Times: a dry rub, then an egg wash and finally with flour, before frying in soybean oil. Gabriel is a one-man Harlem legend. Information: bit.ly/18XCPfl or +1-212-281-1800.

8. Chez Lucienne: How much would you pay for a lunch of French snails in a garlic butter parsley sauce, followed by a Kobe beef burger? It’s US$14 at this French restaurant, next to Red Rooster in Harlem. The service was among the friendliest in New York. Information: chezlucienne.com/ or +1-212-289-5555.

9. Ciccio: This tiny Tuscan venue on Sixth Avenue (near Spring Street) is easy to miss. No money has been wasted on decor or signs. That’s good: It keeps down the cost of salads, pastas and dishes such as brodetto di pesce (fish soup.) Weekend brunch is US$20. Information: www.ciccionyc.com/ or +1-646-476-9498.

10. Clover Club: This Brooklyn establishment is famous for its cocktails, which I enjoyed along with the ambience. Sitting on a couch in a wood-panelled room with a fireplace and a tempting drinks menu isn’t a bad way to end an evening. Information: www.cloverclubny.com/ or +1-718-855-7939.

11. Dear Bushwick: This fashionably dark venue in Brooklyn bills itself as an English kitchen. I tried wine-barrel-smoked eggs, horseradish butter, green peppercorn salt (US$6) and toasted almond & cauliflower soup, fried mushrooms and rosemary (US$7). Information: dearbushwick.com/ or +1-929-234-2344.

12. DB Bistro Moderne: Daniel Boulud’s Original DB Burger tastes better than ever. It’s sirloin with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle in a parmesan bun, served with pommes frites (US$32). The restaurant looks good after a makeover. Information: www.dbbistro.com/nyc/ or +1-212-391-2400.

13. Eleven Madison Park: Prepare to spend a lot. The menu is US$225 and this establishment is at a very different level from the rest of the list. I’d still say it offers value — at a high price. The food and service are exceptional. It’s my favourite. Information: elevenmadisonpark.com/ or +1-212-889-0905.

14. The Elm: This is the new Brooklyn home of the British chef Paul Liebrandt, formerly of Corton. Watch out for Liebrandt as he has big plans. Here, the food is original and accessible, with dishes such as “Fish and Chips,” which features hake, Indian picked lime and vegetable chips (US$25). Information: theelmnyc.com/ or +1-718-218-1088.

15. Estela: This Nolita restaurant serves excellent small plates of American food with European influences. It’s a destination for chefs. I enjoyed the food, wine, service and buzz but would not return because of the noise, at 90 decibels. Information: estelanyc.com/ or +1-212-219-7693.

16. Ganesh Temple Canteen: This dining hall in the basement of a Hindu temple in Flushing serves Indian vegetarian food at low prices. The paper dosa (a large crepe with coconut chutney) is US$5. Anthony Bourdain is among the fans. Information: https://nyganeshtemple.org/ or +1-718-460-8493

17. James Beard House: The West Village HQ of the James Beard Foundation hosts dinners from chefs around the US. (On the night I visited, it was Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions.) It’s a chance to meet other food lovers. Information: www.jamesbeard.org/ or +1-212-627-2308.

18. Joe & Misses Doe: This husband & wife joint is near Prune and there’s no queue. It’s quirky, with rock music playing and a 1950s diner look. I ordered some snacks (whipped ricotta, beer cheese, deviled eggs) and a cocktail for two for US$27. Information: joeandmissesdoe.com/ or +1-212-780-0262.

19. The Library: An advantage of this lounge for visitors to New York is that other tourists are unlikely to find it. It’s in the Public Theatre, on Lafayette Street. The extreme noise of joints such as Employees Only are also absent. Information: www.thelibraryatthepublic.com/ or +1-212-539-8777.

20. Lincoln Ristorante: The last time I visited this Lincoln Centre restaurant, it was for a quiet lunch. The place was hopping for dinner. I sat at the bar for great pasta dishes. Chef Jonathan Benno was where he should be: in the kitchen. Information: www.lincolnristorante.com/ or +1-212-359-6500.

21. Little Collins: This Lexington Ave. snack bar belongs to friends from Melbourne who understand the importance of good coffee. The menu features sandwiches such as charcoal chicken with mashed peas, bacon, caramelized onions and chipotle mayo. Information: littlecollinsnyc.com/ or +1-212-308-1969.

22. Maialino: Danny Meyer’s trattoria in the Gramercy Park Hotel is open all day, serving traditional Roman dishes. The set lunch is US$35 for three courses, or you can get soup and a sandwich for US$15. The service is flawless. Information: www.maialinonyc.com/ or +1-212-777-2410.

23. Maison Harlem: This neighbourhood bistro is popular. It was created by two French friends. The warm welcome and service help. The menu is filled with old favourites such as onion soup and coq au vin. The food isn’t fancy but it’s fun. Information: maisonharlem.com/ or +1-212-222-9224.

24. Marea: This Central Park South restaurant is as fine as its two Michelin stars suggest. The fixed-price lunch menu is US$45 and the crudo and pasta were epic. It can be a pleasure to dine at the bar, though you may feel you’re treated as a tourist. Information: www.marea-nyc.com/ or +1-212-582-5100.

25. McSorley’s Old Ale House: This bar traces its history to 1854 and counts Abraham Lincoln and John Lennon among its guests. Woody Guthrie inspired the union movement from here, the website says. The place is popular with tourists. Information: www.mcsorleysnewyork.com/ or +1-212-474-9148.

Via http://www.themalaymailonline.com/

This is a good choose for your trip in New York! Must visit and taste the food I’m sure that you’ll like it!

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