Casual Eats In Manhattan: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

Casual Eats In Manhattan: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

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Forget the fuss of a fancy dinner - sometimes it's better to keep it casual. Here are the best trendy and casual Manhattan restaurants, perfect for a relaxed meal.

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    One of New York's finest bagel spots. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Here, Chef Brett Reichler smashes the beef patty thin and sears it hard on the flattop for a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside consistency. (Readers Choice) -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    This popular Midwestern chain serves up the unique (and delicious) Signature Steakburger, made from "the top grade of the finest cuts" like Rib Eye and NY Strip. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    The sandwiches are delicious, and it’s hard to find a better cup of cappuccino. We also love the fantastic croissant selection (made fresh each morning). -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Nothing is like getting up on a weekend morning and getting a coffee and a creame cheese bagel from H&H. -Alex Eusebio, Top Chef -- Bravo via Foursquare
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    Bright and cheery, with Stumptown lattes, pastries, power outlets, and wifi. Escape the tourists at the Starbucks next door and relax in peace! -- Sarah Conley via Foursquare
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    Self-proclaimed as the most famous café in NY – it was in You’ve Got Mail. Open until 2am (Fri & Sat until 4am) makes it the perfect place to go after a show or a late date. It’s a little pricey and c -- The Corcoran Group via Foursquare
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    Try the fried pizza - the dough is deep-fried, but it isn't greasy, it comes off as extra-crisp. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Don't come here if you are hungry, have a hangover or cannot tolerate egomania. Come here if you are lonely and want to escape the voices in your head or if you want to breakup with someone come here. -- Elizabeth via Foursquare
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    It's not shake shack, but Columbia students can consider themselves in the presence of a must-try burger in NYC. -- Kenny Rivera via Foursquare
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    This classic eatery hasn't been around for 100 years for no reason - the smoked fish, latkes, and friendly waitstaff are legendary. But beware - you'll never settle for subpar lox ever again! -- Epicurious via Foursquare
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    Best salad mix-ins ever! Fresh mozz balls with basil! If you are feeling naughty get the low-fat chicken salad on a scooped out bagel (creates a safe environment for your chicken salad)! -- Ally Furai via Foursquare
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