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Best place within 10 blocks of MSG?

LVI Sep 18, 2006 05:51 PM

Going to the Who concert tonight and want to know what the best place is witin 10 blocks of MSG. Thanks in advance for your help!

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    chow_gal Dec 21, 2006 06:28 PM

    market cafe on 37th/9th

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      Felixnot Dec 21, 2006 06:22 PM

      Just ate this week at the Staghorn Steakhouse on 36th St between 8th and 9th. Had a great porterhouse for 2, great sides, good wine list. Cool interior in an unexpected place. I would definitely go back.

      1. tbear Dec 21, 2006 03:54 PM

        Keens. The pub room by the fire. Porter-house or the mutton chop.

        1. AKR Dec 21, 2006 01:34 PM

          Seven is pretty good for New American.
          KunJip for Korean. Maru for drinks in K-Town

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            dkstar1 Dec 21, 2006 04:07 PM

            not to be picky, but I would classify Seven as simply "American". There's nothing "New" about the food there. "New American" food is typically American food with a "French-like" twst, i.e., The Modern, Per Se, etc.

            That being said...it is a good option for a casual but decent pre-show dinner.

            1. re: dkstar1
              Bob Martinez Dec 21, 2006 04:19 PM

              "New American food is typically American food with a "French-like" twist, i.e., The Modern, Per Se, etc."

              I think the French part is overly narrow. When I think of New American I think of traditional dishes prepared with both European and Asian influences along with artisinal ingredients. You'll also find fusiony choices which are variations on dishes from other cuisines.

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                dkstar1 Dec 21, 2006 04:28 PM

                ok, I'll buy that. That being said...Seven is definitely not New American.

                1. re: dkstar1
                  Bob Martinez Dec 21, 2006 04:58 PM

                  You might enjoy this thread about an artisinal dish name generator. When you call it up press the refresh key to keep generating names.

          2. mikezenspace Sep 18, 2006 08:51 PM

            Keen's Chophouse is good - 72 West 36th Street.

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              Captain Dec 21, 2006 03:00 PM

              If you want the best, Keens.

            2. csw Sep 18, 2006 06:31 PM

              The Who! korean town is right there. I love grilling raw meat over at Won Jo. They use real hot coals and not gas. Plus the Seafood pancake is delicious!

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