Are there any decent places to eat dinner in Penn Station?
I'm coming in on Thursday and it's going to be freezing, so rather I was wondering if I could just eat dinner in Penn Station before going to the Garden.
But maybe I'd be better off taking the subway to Grand Central Station to get a meal.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
It's a date sort of thing, so I'd like to eat somewhere nice, but not too nice as we won't be dressed too well considering we're going to a concert at MSG.
Thanks so much for any input!!!
Actually, Tracks in Penn Station is rather decent. Had dinner there a few months ago, much against my will. Lo and behold, wasn't as disgusted as I anticipated I'd be - in fact, I was surprised to find it rather pleasant, all things considered.
Once you get beyond the front bar area, it is much quieter. The menu has a lot of seafood options and they were very good. My friend had a boiled lobster, I had lobster ravioli. We both had good, fresh salads. Reasonable choices of wine - not remarkable, but serviceable -again, considering the location. Service was good too.
I'd actually would return under the same conditions as last time - meeting a friend, trying to make it convenient for both of us for commuting reasons, didn't have a lot of time to dash around the neighborhood, which is kind of low on good choices anyway, plus my friend isn't a chowhound anyway. So, I bit the bullet for the sake of friendship and in the end, discovered a place which wasn't as bad or scary as I expected it to be. Others, BTW, have said the same about Tracks, so it isn't just me.