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DrWine Mar 19, 2007 07:31 AM

Mt spouse and are taking a weekend trip this Friday to one of our favorite hotels on the Plaza. It's been about five years since we've visited and are wondering about any new, none chain places that may have opened since our last visit. We would like to be in walking distance. Also, are the old joints up to their previous standards? In my search of this board about the only comments I could find were about Jack Stacks and Plaza III. Thanks for your help.

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    goroe RE: DrWine Mar 19, 2007 07:54 AM

    Frandizi's on Main and JJ's on 47th are always worth a visit. Neither are "right on" the Plaza but both are short walks. Many enjoy the Grand Street Cafe as well.

    1. heatherkay RE: DrWine Mar 19, 2007 08:10 AM

      The Plaza has gotten more and more chain-y over the last few years.

      ReVerse on the southwest corner of the Plaza may be new since the last time you were there. Tapas and small plates -- I think it's discussed in several threads on the site. It's operated (I think) by the same people that run La Bodega on Southwest Blvd.

      You might try the Mixx, which I describe as a fancy Panera with a liquor license. It's next to the new library on the southeast corner of the Plaza. I've had a couple of excellent soup and sandwich lunches there, but this board reports rumors of slimy salads!

      I've tried to eat at Eggtc. at 51st and Main a couple of times on the weekend, but always packed. They must be doing something right.

      Not sure how well The Classic Cup on the Plaza is holding up, but I've had some very good brunches there (not in the last few years).

      But my favorite non-chain on the Plaza is Bo Lings, a Chinese restaurant at 47th and Wyandotte. It really is an excellent restaurant that you may not have tried if you came in from out of town. Excellent food, attentive services, a varied menu, a relaxing atmosphere. Dim sum on the weekends.

      1. amy_rc RE: DrWine Mar 20, 2007 01:39 PM

        I have to say that I avoid George I have to say that I avoid George Brett's...it is like fancy Applebee's w/ memorbilia to me. I am not a big fan of Reverse, either. The two times I have been there I’ve had terrible service. I love Starker’s Reserve…yummy, yummy steaks! www.starkersreserve.com I know this is part of the McCormick and Schmick’s chain, but I really like the desserts at M&S Grill. I second the previous post on JJ’s. Good Stuff! For casual lunch Baja 600 is ok, but their fresh Guac is to die for!

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          Doug RE: DrWine Mar 20, 2007 02:24 PM

          There is a vegetarian restaurant in the basement of Unity Church on the Plaza - very pleasant, tranquil, and a menu with lots of choices.

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            goroe RE: Doug Mar 20, 2007 02:44 PM

            That would be Eden Alley- on W 47th. good call Doug

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              DrWine RE: goroe Mar 20, 2007 08:24 PM

              Thanks for the ideas so far and keep them coming. 48 hours to arrival for a short holiday!

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            lwoerther RE: DrWine Mar 21, 2007 07:38 PM

            I would second the Mixx- one of my favorite's for lunch. I know it's a chain, but Brio is pretty good, try Kona and ReVerse for drinks, and Mi Cocina for some good Mexican.

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