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Sep 18, 2006 05:51 PM

Best place within 10 blocks of MSG?

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. 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 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.

        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.