Can you suggest a good restaurant in New York City, Kips Bay area?
April 4, 2014 10:56 AM   Subscribe

We're going out in the Kips Bay neighborhood soon with friends. Can you recommend a good restaurant for a festive meal that is NOT Indian? As close to 29th and 2nd as possible.

Previously in the neighborhood we've tried Resto, which was great, but a little on the pricy side, and the deli upstairs at Kalustyan's, which is also great but not open on the evening we want to go, and also a little on the casual side.

Difficulty: One member of our party isn't wild about Indian food (which knocks out a lot of good restaurants in the neighborhood) unless it is someone doing something new and different and exciting with the cuisine, or a particularly incredibly delicious example of Indian food.

Any ideas?
posted by Ollie to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
I was going to say Resto until I saw your comment. However! Next door to Resto is Cannibal, which is awesome. Not so much for vegetarians, however, so if you have any in your group I'd maybe have them look at the menu first.

Riverpark is nearby and is also awesome, but is also on the pricy side.
posted by bedhead at 11:24 AM on April 4, 2014

How about Lamazou Cheese? It's on 3rd and 27th.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:26 AM on April 4, 2014

Caliente Cab
posted by Kruger5 at 11:39 AM on April 4, 2014

Seconding Riverpark. Ask for the bar menu, which they'll give you at any table, with really good fried chicken and burgers that cost less than the regular stuff.
posted by mlle valentine at 11:39 AM on April 4, 2014

there are lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood! here are just a few of my favorites, off the top of my head:
marcony is yummy italian, lex between 31 and 32, kinda pricy
jaiya for great thai, 3rd ave between 28 and 29
2nd avenue deli! 33rd between 3rd and lex. ok, maybe that's not so festive.
el parador, mexican, on 34th between 1st and 2nd
penelope on 30th and lex
posted by sabh at 12:18 PM on April 4, 2014

Penelope. I love this place!
posted by third rail at 12:50 PM on April 4, 2014

Turkish Kitchen on 3rd and between 28/29th. Inexpensive and tasty.
posted by Liesl at 5:05 PM on April 4, 2014

I want to third the recommendation for Penelope. I love it there!
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