New York Magazine

  THE CHEAP LIST
  An a-to-z of the best new inexpensive meals in the city.


   
  FAVORITE CHEAP MEAL
  Hideki Matsui, Ivana Trump, Mayor Bloomberg, and other notable New Yorkers tell us their budget picks.


   
  PRIX FIXE CHEAP FIX
  Top chefs shop for the city's best deals.


   
  THE PLATE RACE
  How do six lowbrow dishes measure up to their high-end counterparts?


   
   


   
  DESSERT DATING
  The new seduction of wooing your sweetheart in a single course. It's cheaper than a full meal..


   
  BY NEIGHBORHOOD
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  BY CUISINE
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The Cheap Eats List by Cuisine

 
 
 African  Caribbean  Indian  Mexican
 American  Chinese  Italian  Middle Eastern
 British  French   Japanese  South American
 Cajun German  Mediterranean  Spanish
     Southeast Asian
 
African

Sabry's Seafood
24-25 Steinway Street, Astoria
718-721-9010
 
American

Carve Unique Sandwiches
760-8 Eighth Avenue, at 47th Street
212-730-4949

Roll-N-Roaster
64 Third Avenue
212-614-2333

Shake Shack
Madison Square Park, southeast corner
212-889-6600

Wogie's
39 Greenwich Avenue, at Charles Street
212-229-2171
 
British

Schiller's Liquor Bar
131 Rivington Street
212-260-4555

The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th Street
212-620-0393
 
Cajun


Gumbo Cafe
950 Columbus Avenue, near 107th Street
212-222-2378

Natchez
31 Second Avenue
212-460-9171

 
Caribbean


Bleu Drawes Cafe
97 Commercial Street, Greenpoint
718-349-8501

Kombit
279 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights
718-399-2000

 
Chinese


Spicy & Tasty
39-07 Prince Street, Flushing
718-359-1601

 
French


Ici
246 DeKalb Avenue, Fort Greene
718-789-2778

Itzocan Bistro
1575 Lexington Avenue at 101st St.
212-423-0255

Le Quinze
132 West Houston Street
212-475-1515

Les Enfantes Terribles
37 Canal Street
212-777-7518

Schiller's Liquor Bar
131 Rivington Street
212-260-4555

718 Restaurant
35-01 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria
718-204-5553

 
German


Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
7 Rivington Street
212-253-7077

 
Indian


Dosa Diner
35-66 73rd Street, Jackson Heights
718-205-2218

Mina Foods & Restaurant
48-11 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside
718-205-6671

Roomali
97 Lexington Avenue
212-679-8900

 
 

 

 
Italian

Barbuto
775 Washington Street
212-924-9700

Franny's
295 Flatbush Avenue, Park Slope
718-230-0221

'inoteca Bistro
98 Rivington Street
212-614-0473

Miss Williamsburg Portavia
228 East 10th Street
212-228-5355

Quartino Bottega Organica
11 Bleecker Street
212-529-5133

Schiller's Liquor Bar
131 Rivington Street
212-260-4555

The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th Street
212-620-0393
 
Japanese

Bozu
296 Grand Street, Williamsburg
718-384-7770

Jewel Bako Makimono
101 Second Avenue
212-253-7848

Kasadela
647 East 11th Street
212-777-1582

Kenka
25 St. Marks Place
212-254-6363

 
Mediterranean

Alta
64 West 10th Street
212-505-7777

Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway, Williamsburg
718-384-1441

Sample
152 Smith Street, Boerum Hill
718-643-6622
 
Mexican

Fiesta Mexicana
75-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights
718-505-9090

Itzocan Bistro
1575 Lexington Avenue at 101st St.
212-423-0255
 
Middle Eastern

Bread & Olive
24 West 45th St.
212-764-1588

Divane
888 Eighth Avenue
212-333-5888

Sip Sak
928 Second Avenue near 49th Street
212-583-1900
 
South American

Les Enfantes Terribles
37 Canal Street
212-777-7518

718 Restaurant
35-01 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria
718-204-5553
 
Spanish


Alta
64 West 10th Street
212-505-7777

Bar Jamon
125 East 17th St.
212-253-2773

Casa Mono
52 Irving Place
212-253-2773

Sample
152 Smith Street, Boerum Hill
718-643-6622

 
Southeast Asian


Bao Noodles
391 Second Avenue
212-725-7770

Galanga
149 West 4th Street
212-228-4267

Sentosa
39-07 Prince Street, Flushing
718-886-6331