Eating near NYC landmarks
There are landmarks all over Manhattan, some on plates. When you go over the bridge or through the tunnel to visit a great museum, see a show or a game, or just walk around a great old neighborhood, you’ll need some sustenance — either before, after or during. It’s easy to locate a grand meal, uptown to downtown and east to west, at an even grander tab. But the focus here is on places where you can eat well at prices that are mostly in the inexpensive to moderate range. And, in their own way, each of these restaurants is kid-friendly, too. -- Peter Gianotti
Blue Ribbon Bakery American, Breakfast, Bakery-pastry shop, Salads, Sandwiches, Dessert 35 Downing St. New York Plenty of tasty choices at this eatery, starting with the breads. Fine for brunch ...
Las Ramblas $$ | Restaurant, Latin American 170 W. 4th St. (between Cornelia and Jones Streets) New York The space is tight, and you’ll get to know your neighbors at Las Ramblas. That’s apropos for a restaurant specializing in tapas, the small plates of Spain Outstanding shrimp with garlic, salt cod, spiced potatoes, chorizo and white beans.
Num Pang $ | Sandwiches 21 E. 12th St. (between Fifth Avenue and University Place) New York “Num pang” means sandwich in Khmer and fine, casual eating downtown. There’s seating. And sandwiches that include pulled Duroc pork, coconut tiger shrimp, peppercorn catfish, ginger-barbecue brisket, and grilled skirt steak.