Quick: I'm out of touch and need a good, "fun" dinner spot in Rock Center
- JGS Jul 5, 2006 06:53 PM
No longer live in the city and don't know the worthy spots near Rock Center for three old girlfriends to do Thurs. dinner.
All cuisines considered. Outside dining would be a plus.
Is the "Rink" restaurant decent?
Thanks in advance.
It's not trendy, but if your idea of a "fun" restaurant centers mostly around great food (else, why would you be here?) I recommend Wu Liang Ye.
Fabulous, authentic Szechuan cooking, and it's right by Rock Center:
Wu Liang Ye
36 W 48th St (between 5th and 6th Aves, upstairs)
New York, NY 10036
Great appetizers: dan dan noodles to make a brave man weep, though my personal favorite is the sliced beef tendon in chili vinaigrette.
For entrees, the shredded camphur tea-smoked duck with spring ginger is not to be missed.
Morell's has a terrace and is 'fun' if you require a good selection of wine by the glass and decent food. It is also often very loud, which I consider a significant deficit, but I gather that a great many people enjoy being around loud people and being loud themselves.
If the weather is nice you can sit outside at Morrell's, which isn't a bad option at all. The staff, however, is a bit snooty and the food/wine quite expensive.