Sunday, May 3, 2009

Three for dinner please.

What good is a trip to New York City if you don’t have a few great meals. Here are three restaurants I liked.

Toloache Bistro Mexicano and Tequila Bar
On 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
We just happened on this place because it was close to the Gershwin Theatre and we were nearing the start time for Wicked. But what a great find. The guacamole sampler was pricey but worth it. Of particular note was the guacamole with mango and strawberries. The taqueiras from the wood-fired oven were even better. We didn’t order entrees because the lighter fare was so good.

The Redhead
349 East 13th Street
This small, friendly place on the lower east side offers comfy southern food at affordable prices. The house made waffle chips with braised onion dip were a crunchy, delicious starter. For an entrée, have the fried chicken. I didn’t and I wish I had.

Tiffin Wallah
127 East 28th Street
This vegetarian restaurant offers down home Indian food. The Tiffin Sampler for two is fried goodness and the perfect plate to share with friends (there’s enough for more than two). Beyond that, ask for help because deciphering the menu is tricky unless you really know your way around Indian food.

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