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frank113 Jan 5, 2007 03:55 PM

Anything in walking distance?

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    RGR RE: frank113 Jan 5, 2007 04:29 PM

    Specifics would be helpful. *Exactly* what kind of "anything" do you want? Is this lunch or dinner? What's your budget? And how far is "walking distance" for you?

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      frank113 RE: RGR Jan 6, 2007 02:04 PM

      I really did mean "anything." I'm not at all familiar with the dining options in that area and I will be spending a lot of time there. So I wanted information about everything: lunch, dinner, expensive, inexpensve. In short, "anything!"

    2. ellenost RE: frank113 Jan 5, 2007 09:09 PM

      Sushi Sennin (33rd & Madison); Artisanal (32 & Madison) are both very good and walking distance.

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        scooter RE: frank113 Jan 5, 2007 09:20 PM

        Ahh, my $%#& grad school.

        Szechuan Gourmet
        39th between 5th and 6th

        is a short walk, and definitely worth eating.

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          cricri7 RE: frank113 Jan 5, 2007 09:56 PM

          Campanile on 29th between Madison and Park avenue south. Traditional Italian, but excellent!!

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            Captain RE: frank113 Jan 5, 2007 10:22 PM

            Keens, at 36th & 6th; Han Bat, 35th (I think maybe 34th) & 6th; a number of Koreans places; Gingerman on 36th btw. Madison and 5th.

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              Pan RE: Captain Jan 7, 2007 03:42 AM

              Han Bat is indeed on 35th between 5th and 6th, and so is Cho Dang Gol.

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              newbieden RE: frank113 Jan 6, 2007 07:16 PM

              i also spend way too much time in the area. not many options in terms of affordable but not disgusting. a couple of other options:
              Minar (cheap indian) on 31st btwn 5th and 6th
              Pizza (best in 'hood) is on Madison near 31st

              1. artim RE: frank113 Jan 7, 2007 04:41 AM

                In terms of cheapish lunch food, my favorites are:

                - Woorijoop or something like that -- Korean steam table (my preference), noodle bar and various pre-wrapped prepared food - - south side of 32nd btwn 5th and 6th

                - The Graduate Center cafeteria has a wide range though you have to sign in at the front desk if you don't have CUNY ID (sounds like that won't be your problem). Given the neighborhood options, this is some of the best lunch food around.

                - I second Minar.

                - The Shake Shack in Madison Sq. Park is not too far a walk once it opens up again.

                I'd like to hear of other decent inexpensive lunch options as this is just about my entire repetoire.

                For an upscale overkill type experience, there is a block-long Japanese place (on 32nd or so, east of 5th ave) which has an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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                  rose water RE: artim Jan 7, 2007 02:18 PM

                  I've been wanting to try the rolls at E-mo: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                  It sounds like the soups at Woorijip are fantastic: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                  Looks like I need to branch out from my K-town standards...

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                    theannerska RE: artim Jan 7, 2007 11:44 PM

                    I love Woorijip - tasty, fast Korean food. Nearly everything is prepackaged (except the noodle soups, which are also excellent) but seems pretty fresh, so no complaints there.

                    I read about a Korean place on the same block that does an outrageous AYCE lunch for something like $9.95 (?), with lots of sushi and some actual Korean dishes like chop chae (personal favorite). Anyone know of this place? It begins with an A, I think, and is located on the 2nd floor...

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                    Jenna28 RE: frank113 Jan 8, 2007 12:18 AM

                    For a snack, and also a place to chill or use wi-fi, you can go to Subtle Tea on 30th and Madison. I love the wild assortment of tea blends and the delicious cheddar dill scone. They also have salads and sandwiches.

                    Sophies on 34th and Madison is another great, very inexpensive bet. You can pick a big entree from the many dishes they offer daily, or get something smaller like a cuban sandwich or pastry. The green hot sauce there is amazing.

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                      Heavy Ed RE: frank113 Jan 8, 2007 04:09 AM

                      Minado at 32 btwn 5th and Madison for AYCE sushi and hot Japanese food for about $30 Dinner and about $20 for lunch.

                      Evergreen Shanghai at 38th btwn 5 and Madison for good Shanghai food in a nice setting

                      Soul Fixin's at 34th and 9th for good steam table Southern.

                      Pizza place I think on 36th street and 6th (is open on 36 street) which has a arteries clogging meat slice

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