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Sep 25, 2006 12:04 AM

Moving to dull nabe- ANY suggestions?

Budget and time constraints (and unfortunate bickering between me and my two prospective roommates) have forced me to settle on a place on 38th St. between 5th and 6th. Not much of a neighborhood at all (I don't even know whether to call it Murray Hill or Midtown West/South or Garment District) although it is at least convenient to pretty much everything in the city.

Any good eats in the immediate area? I suppose I'd consider immediate to be 28th-48th between Lexington and 7th. Preferably something other than low-budget Indian, Chinese etc. Thanks!

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  1. Szechuan Gourmet on 39th btw 5th & 6th is the way to go for great Chinese. For finer fare, DB Bistro up in the 40s is excellent and good value for the price.

    1. That is a terrific neighborhood....not for food, but almost every building on that block is
      a fabulous loft! Enjoy the nabe!

      1. With your larger parameters, you're within walking distance of Curry Hill and environs, including Saravanaas, Dimple, Chennai Garden, Kalustyan's, etc. You're not far from Koreatown, full of 24-hour options. I wonder about Fifth and Sixth Aves. between 34th and 42nd. Amidst all the office buildings, is there good chow there? It is one area I've rarely explored (although I used to go to Szechuan Gourmet often).

        1. Couple of options to get you started:

          - Djerdan: "Balkanian" (their description) food. Tasty stuff. 38th between 7th and 8th, closer to 7th.

          - Keens: Steaks, lamb, mutton and prime rib. Lots of scotches. What else would you need? 35th between 5th and 6th, clsoe to 6th.

          - ida mae: Classy soul food. 38th and Broadway.

          - Koi: I think it's overpriced, but if you need good sushi close to your new apt, this is probably the best choice. 40th between 5th and 6th.


            1. re: Yaxpac

              I've never heard of Arnos. Where is it on 38th and could you describe the food? Thanks.