GUIDE: New York

Easy on the Wallet

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    Azuri Café

    465 W. 51st St.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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    Ezra Cohen’s “platters teem with delectable Middle Eastern salads and spreads, and his soups ... have a devoted fan club.”—New York magazine READ REVIEW

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    Brick Lane Curry House

    Multiple Locations:
    Upper East Side, East Village, Midtown East

    Cuisine: Indian

    $$

    Brick Lane Curry's reputation is predominantly based on a curry so hot it causes customers to shed tears of agony, but feel free to indulge in any of the fourteen other exquisite curries that grace the menu. READ REVIEW

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    Cariño

    82 S. 4 St.

    Williamsburg

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$

    A night out at Cariño delivers all the softness in texture and taste that you crave from Mexican flavors, balanced by a lightness and acidity that can be all-too-hard to find. There is magic happening here—a precious combination of affordable, delicious, and awesome. READ REVIEW

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    Chop Shop II

    41 W. 24th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Asian

    $$

    Scanning the menu at this small, chic, Flatiron spot, you’ll see what looks like a greatest-hits package of Asian cuisine, with summer rolls, dumplings, pork belly bun, spare ribs, lo mein, Szechuan orange beef, and green curry, among other dishes. READ REVIEW

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    Coco & Cru

    643 Broadway

    NoHo

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    On this sunny corner of Broadway and Bleecker, Coco & Cru is bringing Australian café culture to Manhattanites. READ REVIEW

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    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    700 West 125th St.

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    When you arrive you’ll find the best barbecue in town, or at least you’ll encounter the most fun you can have while eating barbecue anywhere in town. Find a seat at one of the picnic tables and as the sign says, “If you leave hungry, it’s your fault.” READ REVIEW

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    Georgia's Eastside BBQ

    192 Orchard St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Barbeque

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    Whether you’re a homesick Georgia transplant or a jaded Lower East Side tenant, Georgia's Eastside offers the kind of stick-to-your-ribs soul food everyone craves on a winter day. READ REVIEW

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    Hill Country

    30 W. 26th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Barbeque

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    Hill Country has become the superlative city ’cue, its Texas dry-rub style—smoked “low and slow” over post oak—even making some critics’ national best barbecue lists. READ REVIEW

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    Hill Country Chicken

    1123 Broadway

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Barbeque, Southern

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    Marc Glosserman's respite for homesick Texans took Manhattan by storm with Hill Country Barbecue back in 2007 and still goes strong, channeling his father’s Lone Star roots. READ REVIEW

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    Jun-Men Ramen Bar

    Cuisine: Japanese

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    Drenched in maple-Bourbon butter and served with aïoli, the humble side of sweet potato fries becomes the most umami-charged dish at this trendy joint. And if you still haven’t quite seen the light, next comes the pork bone broth. READ REVIEW


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