Dana Cowin, Food & Wine's editor-in-chief, names her favorite bargain restaurants in New York City:

October 17, 2011

MEXICAN
Mercadito
For smoked mahimahi seviche and any of the margaritas.
179 Avenue B;
212-529-6490.

CHINESE
Mooncake Foods
For the lemongrass shrimp and the wontons.
28 Watts St.;
212-219-8888.

FRENCH
Payard P√Ętisserie and Bistro
For the croissants and the cappuccino.
1032 Lexington Ave.;
212-717-5252.

AMERICAN
Fairway Cafe
For the turkey clubs.
2127 Broadway;
212-595-1888.

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