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Jul 5, 2006 06:53 PM

Quick: I'm out of touch and need a good, "fun" dinner spot in Rock Center

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.

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  1. 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
    (212) 398-2308

    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.

    - er

    1. I love China Grill at 60 W. 53rd in the CBS (Black Rock) Building. Food is consistantly good and the scene is happening!

      1. 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.

        1. 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.