(Closed) Restaurants in NYC

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wanna do something super fun with friends, go to Koreatown and find a good bbq joint (check out yelp.com to find the best fit for the sort of evening you want.) It’s really fun to cook the meat yourself on the grill and make little leaf wraps with the side dishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.gaonnurinyc.com/ (Gaonnuri) is a good example of a fairly upscale place like this. If you haven’t done Korean bbq you should really try it.

That or fondue. Either one makes a fun sort of… dining experience… to bond over with friends. But Korean BBQ is really unique and NYC is a truly excellent place to try it.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you want to venture a little bit (i.e. Union Square area) Pipa is one of my favorites. It’s a tapas bar with great drinks and really nice ambiance. There’s also Republic which is an asian place with really good inexpensive food and yummy drinks.

There’s also Hane (a sushi place) on 20th st and 1st Ave has really good sushi (and asian fusion dishes) as well as 2 for one drinks most nights.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Blue Smoke is a pretty casual place for a nice meal and drinks, and pretty middle-of-the-road price wise. 

However, one location is about 10 minutes away from where you will be, so a cab is recommended — although the walk is ~2 miles if you are up for it.

 

Anyway, if you want good, cheap eats, go to Chinatown or Little Italy!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PinkL:  Went to Stout NYC the other day and liked the burgers a lot.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

And my person Manhattan favorites are Kyotofu, Buddakan…I know people get drinks at the latter and Kyotofu is a cute dessert bar that also has savory food. Love the curry there.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

And for BBQ: gyu kaku lets you grill the stuff yourself. A bit pricy for me though but I enjoyed it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second Pipa- it’s not near Rock Center but it’s such a cute spot and great with girlfriends! Rock Center is difficult because it’s midtown Manhattan and slim pickings for middle of the road pricing options. Little Brazil is not too far – 46th Street and is relatively inexpensive. My fave spot there is a place called Ipanema.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Bebealways:  we just went there last week for our birthdays! its on the 39th floor so amazing views along w the delicious food. more of a dinner place than bar though

i also like bamboo 52 on 52nd bc the have an amazing happy hour till like 8or 9 w half price special martinis

for great different food try sosa borella ….its italian and argentinisn mix

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@PinkL:  First – almost every restaurant in NYC serves drinks. Believe me – couldn’t live here if they didn’t!! Haha. Next up – will you be in Rockefeller Center area and need someplace close by for a specific reason? I ask because there aren’t a ton of great places over there. There a few gems (which I’ll list below) but you’ll find better restaurants further downtown.But anywho – here are my suggestions:

Rockefeller Area:

Tony’s – Family style Italian. It’s amazing. A short walk from Rockefeller, but closer to Times Square. Delicious.

La Bonne Soupe – This is one of my favorite diamonds in the rough. it’s a quant little french restaurant. Prices are great, and the atmosphere is really nice.

Non-Rockefeller:

Rolf’s – Amazing holiday atmosphere. This isn’t too far from Rockefeller, but definetly a short subway or cab ride. It’s very good German food, but you don’t really go for the food. It’s more for the decor. Look at the pictures on yelp for a good idea: http://www.yelp.com/biz/rolfs-bar-and-restaurant-new-york

I second the suggestion of Pippa above. It’s beyond gorgeous in there.

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