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Good eats around UN Plaza Hotel?

Hi folks,

Will be visiting NYC for business shortly and staying at the UN Plaza Hotel.

Can someone offer some good eats within walking distance of the hotel? Both fine dining and casual/hole-in-the wall grub.

(Ran a Google Local search and came up with results that weren't very insightful.)

Thanks very much.

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  1. any particular cuisine?

    If you like Japanese I would try Sushi Yasuda or Sakagura.

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    1. re: trinyc

      No cusine in particular. I'm open to just about anything and no budget restrictions, either.

      Biggest factor for me is location to hotel.

      Thanks for the Japanese rec.

    2. Ideal Cheese around E.51st and 1st Ave has a great cheese and meat selection if you feel like bringing stuff to your room. I believe they make sandwiches as well.

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      1. re: bigmackdaddy

        Hey, that's a great rec. Thanks very much.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I should warn you that they may make you buy 1/4 pound/s as a minimium. But! They are extremely generous with taste tests. You might want to ask for a taste of their smoked gouda and some of their ham. Their chorizo, although pre-packaged is quite delicious and free of nitrates.

      2. For good Italian dining, L'Impero in Tudor City.

        1. 51st and First: Meltemi - Greek food - good grilled fish
          Wednesdays - small excellent branch of Greenmarket @ 47th Street for fruit, good bakery stuffs

          1. Also, Sip Sak (Turkish) on 2nd b/w 49-50.