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Good eats close to Park Plaza

bhedge Mar 6, 2007 01:10 PM

Hi everyone. What are your recommendations for good, reasonably priced eats close to the Park Plaza on a freezing cold evening? Looking for casual, jeans and sweater type place, perhaps a good bar menu. Any recommendations??

Thanks for your help!

  1. jsjs09812 Mar 7, 2007 04:44 AM

    It's a late response, but I've worn a sweater and jeans at the bar at Bonfire and felt perfectly at ease - a side of mac and cheese or the nachos with crab meat are delicious, filling, and very affordable. I've actually never made it past the appetizers to order an entree there and I've never been disappointed.

    1. hotoynoodle Mar 6, 2007 08:35 PM

      parrish cafe is right around the corner too, even though you probably already ate @ mj's.

      i certainly wouldn't consider davio's, via matta or pigalle reasonably priced eats.

      1. limster Mar 6, 2007 07:02 PM

        New Shanghai, Wing's Kitchen for hearty Shanghainese dishes.
        Pho at Pho Hoa.
        Satay and curry mee at Penang.
        House special pork chop at Taiwan Cafe.
        Oyster pancake and cuttlefish balls at Rainbow Cafe.
        Claypot rice, wonton noodle soup at HK Eatery.
        Cha siu rice at China Pearl Best Cafe.

        1. b
          bhedge Mar 6, 2007 03:01 PM

          Thanks to everyone. I'm going to walk (no, RUN) over to MJ O'Connor's. A pint of Guinness and a nice bowl of beef stew sounds good tonight!

          1. m
            MRS Mar 6, 2007 01:45 PM

            Via Matta. The last time I was up from NY it was a bitter cold night. The food was great, the service was warm and on point. I wore a nice sweater and nice jeans. So did my friends.

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            1. re: MRS
              bachslunch Mar 6, 2007 01:48 PM

              Agreed that Pigalle, Via Matta, and Davio's are excellent. But they're definitely not cheap, if that's what's meant by "reasonably priced."

            2. MaggieMuffin Mar 6, 2007 01:42 PM

              Good bar menu sounds like Davios. But of course, it is not quite jeans and sweater type place. Pigalle is great, and it is restaurant week, so you could always see if they have a spot left for it. You could also walk down to Chinatown for a warm bowl of Pho soup - great winter meal!

              1. s
                ShelT54 Mar 6, 2007 01:31 PM

                Intermission Tavern and M.J. O'Connors are decent and reasonably priced. Pigalle is outstanding. Even chains McCormick & Schmick and Maggianos are fine. Not impressed with Smith & Wollensky.

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                1. re: ShelT54
                  bachslunch Mar 6, 2007 01:59 PM

                  I'll second Intermission Tavern as a good option given your needs. McCormick & Schmick's will have the advantage of your not needing to even go outside from your hotel if you're staying at the Park Plaza; they also have a cheap late-night menu. You might also try Flash's, which is around the corner in the other direction from Intermission Tavern; seems like a fun, casually upscale place and the sandwich I had the one time I went was good.

                  Haven't been to MJO'C's, so can't comment on it, but it gets good reviews on this board.

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