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Best place within 10 blocks of MSG?

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  • LVI Sep 18, 2006 05:51 PM
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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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  1. 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!

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

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      1. re: mikezenspace

        If you want the best, Keens.

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

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        1. re: AKR

          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

            "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.

            1. re: Bob Martinez

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

              1. re: dkstar1

                You might enjoy this thread about an artisinal dish name generator. When you call it up press the refresh key to keep generating names.
                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/353285

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

          1. 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. market cafe on 37th/9th