New York Journals

New York Standby Restaurants

A travel journal to New York by captain kait

Quote: My favorite return-trip restaurants in NYC, on a student's budget.

Spice

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

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Spice is the place I take out-of-town visitors when I want to show the trendy New York they expect. With its molded plastic chairs, funky geometric designs, and glass accents (as well as futuristic bathroom fixtures—make sure to stop by before you leave), Spice has the look of an urban crowd-pleaser. Although popular in the NYU area and constantly crowded, there is never a long wait because service is so efficient. One waiter is devoted exclusively to making rounds to fill water glasses almost ad nauseum. The small joint tends to be noisy, but the fun, hip, relaxed crowds don't seem to mind. The food itself is quality—every dish I've tasted there has been at least above-average for Thai cui...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 28, 2007

Spice
60 University Place
New York, New York 10003
(212) 982-3758

Salt & Battery

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Restaurant | "A Salt and Battery"

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THE quintessential British experience in New York. From the radio station to the decor to the staff, all things English reign at this West Village fish-and-chip shop. Forget Arthur Treacher's, this is the way to get that fried goodness fix you've been craving. So far my Anglophile friends and I have found no other place in New York which does what A Salt does so well. Available here are specialties from Britain, like choice sodas—Irn Bru (Scotland's national drink) and Shandy (iced tea and lemonade with a touch of Bass beer)—that should be a part of any life experience. But of course, what really draws in the patrons comes in unassuming newspaper wrapping. That's right, we're talking deep-f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 28, 2007

Salt & Battery
112 Greenwich Ave.
New York, New York 10014
(212) 691-2713