My office is moving to 35th & 9th Ave...
Help! I don't know a thing over there. Passed a
likely looking soul food house, heard about some good
tapas, and know I'm not too far from little Brazil.
We're moving from Soho, and I'm going to miss
Aquagrill, Barolo, Nancy Whiskey Pub, Match, the Merc
Bar, The Gourmet Garage, and Ken's Broome Street Bar.
Can anyone clue me in to the new area?
I'd really appreciate your help.
There's a pretty good Dominican spot on that very
corner. It was once called Los Chevres, but the name's
changed at least once since then (even though the
people seem to stay the same). I'm not sure what the
latest is, but it's on the northeast corner, with a
green awning. It's not one for the record books or
anything, but it's good, and cheap, and I used to eat
there quite a bit when I worked near there -- fried
chicken, pork chops, roast pork, etc. It's only open
the little soul food place on 34th at 9th Avenue is nice....I've only eaten there once but the veggie platter was good and the real food looked great too....market cafe mentioned by someone else is good and farther uptown is an interesting looking argentine restaurant (emphasis on steak) at 43rd and 9th called chimchurri
Soul Fixins -the Soul spot you mention. Haven't tried
it myself yet, but have heard good things.
Market Cafe on 9th bet 37th & 38th - Good salads &
burgers. Skip desserts - big & mostly mediocre.
A fab Somalian restaurant called Chez Gagna Koty (or
Doty - I forget!) on 9th bet 39th & 40th - east side
of 9th. Outstanding food and owner/cook couldn't be
Great authentic Mexican on the NW corner of 39th & 9th
called Los dos Rancheros. A little funky but very,
Mundo Hispano for lunch only on east side of 9th bet
39th & 40th. Neat & clean lunch counter run by two
Good diner grub at Tick Tock on the NW corner of 8th
and 34th (great flapjacks but bring your own maple
A little farther uptown and upscale on 43rd and 9th -
Le Madeleine - good food, pretty room, charming
Frico Bar across the street. Good Italian but
overpriced/pricy - nice winelist.
Christine's Country Kitchen - hokey but cute with an
outdoor porch with waterwheel that is actually
pleasant in summer despite being on 10th ave (Bet 37th
& 38th)good breakfasty things - eggs, bacon etc. (Did
a grilled coffee cake last year that was pretty
A down & dirty Pakistani place on east side of 9th bet
36 & 37. Order carefully (what looks good that day)
and you'll have a decent meal.
There's an Italian next to the Fedex office on 9th
between 34th & 35th. I've never eaten there but it
smells really good going by!
Good luck and welcome to the neighborhood!
The Central Fish Market is right there. You have to
check it out, unfortunately it is just a take-out
store but they have a wonderful selection of whole and
filleted fish, soft-shell crab and the prices are
unbelievably affordable! Also, the Italian and the
meat food stores are wonderful in the area.
As for dining, Keens on 36th and 6th, a few blocks
away but great food, great bar.
You may need to go uptown a bit or downtown a bit to
find what you are looking for.