Where can I eat near 57th b/w 5th and Madison?
Any kind of food....HELP! I need a quick dinner..
That's a very limited area - are you open to walking a bit? Because if you do, you'll have better luck. There are some great restaurants on 9th avenue - specifically El Azteca for Mexican and Wondee Siam for Thai.
On 7th there's a greek place (Molyvos?) that's gotten some good word of mouth on this board, but I've never been there. 7th also has the Carnegie Deli, which I enjoy, despite it's overpriced touristyness.
I work a few blocks away from there, and outside of a couple of hotels on 6th avenue, and the Plaza, I can't think of any restaurant over there, aside from the dininig concourse at Rockefeller Center.
the quickest (and still yummy) dinner would be at the Burger Joint in the lobby of the Parker-Meridien hotel on 57th between 6th and 7th.
A little bit of a walk...... but one I don't see mentioned here often and one I really enjoy -- Cafe Atlas at 40 CPS (betw 5th & 6th).
Check the menu to see if you like Brasserie 8 1/2, downstairs at 9 West 57th St., between 5th and 6th. Rue 57 is at the corner of 57th and 6th. There is nothing on Madison for blocks in both directions. Both 56th and 55th Streets are filled with restaurants on the block between 5th and 6th. You'll even find La Cote Basque there.
You haven't indicated what kind of food you want, or which meal, what type of food or price range, so it's difficult. If you're looking for great thin crust pizza, there's Angelo's on the north side of 57th between 6th and 7th. I think Manhattan Ocean Club is still on 58th just in from 6th toward 5th. Had lunch at Norma's in the Meridian yesterday and it was excellent. Not crowded.
If you give us all more to go on, we may be able to come up with more targeted information to help you.