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Midtown Manhattan (I think) Restaurant Recommendations?

Hi,

I'll be in town for a conference coming up shortly. I'll be staying in an apartment by the UN, while the conference will be in Times Square (Marriott Marquis). I'd like to visit some good kosher restaurants in the vicinity, preferably within walking distance of either location. Any recommendations for lunch or dinner restaurants would be much appreciated!

If it helps at all, I looked at the menu for Wolf & Lamb, and their prices seem reasonable, though I wouldn't want to go much more expensive than that. Is it a good restaurant, BTW?

Thanks in advance for your help!

...Jay

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  1. Closet place to your hotel is, I think, Le Carne Grill which is at 38th and Lex. It's better than Prime Grill, and in the same price range.

    1. There are quite a few choices in the area - A little bit further west on 45th is Kosher Deluxe - http://www.kosherdeluxe.com/ - I was travelling ot Midtown for 9 months and had many a good reaonably poriced meal there -

      I have eaten at Wolf and Lamb - my experiences have been mixed sometimes they are right on other time just mediocre

      I have never had a bad meal at the Prime Grill but it is pricey.

      Also check out Shamsh.org - http://www.shamash.org/kosher/ - they have a fairly good kosher restaurant database andof late it has been kept up to date - only problem is if you do not know Manhattan to well it is good to have mapquest open -

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      1. re: weinstein5

        Shamash.org is helpful because of the detailed info and comments for each place, but these two sites are much more helpful for finding a place based on location:

        http://www.nachas.org/BethYehuda/kosh...

        http://www.kosher-ny.com/

      2. I've never been impressed with Wolf and Lamb. It's not bad, but nothing to write home about. Personally, I'd rather eat at Mr Broadway or Kosher Deluxe.

        What I'd actually recommend is Colbeh on 39th between 5th & 6th, and Olympic Pita on 38th between 5th & 6th. Colbeh has similar prices to Wolf & Lamb, and Olympic is cheaper; both have much better food. For a lunch one day try Taam Tov, on the 3rd floor of 41 W. 47th between 5th & 6th. Also try Moshe's falafel stand, on the corner of 46th & 6th. It's OK falafel, and it's about the only kosher street food in NYC. You could also get some very nice milchig sandwiches and other food delivered from Circa-NY http://www.circa-ny.com, which is a bit far to walk from Times Square.

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        1. re: zsero

          Wolf and Lamb is just OK, but for lunch, it's a better price option than most other places. IMO, Prime Grill is better than La Carne by a good distance. For basic lunch other than Taam Tov, you can try Kosher Deluze on 46th b/w 5th and 6th. It serves just about everything and is fast. Quality is ok to good.

          1. re: zsero

            Haven't been to Wolf and Lamb but I second these suggestions, esp. Olympic Pita.

            1. re: zsero

              Wolf and Lamb is a much more attractive and quiet (woodsy & brick walled) room to dine than over crowded Mr. Broadway (looks as ugly as Ratner's did) or wipe & sit Kosher Deluxe (modeled after McDonalds). I agree their food is mediocre, but the lunch specials are still competitive for that area.

            2. I am down on the Wolf and Lamb and would recommend Le Marais instead. It is very close to the Marriot (45th just east of B'way). If you are looking for an inexpensive, utilitarian dairy lunch, you might try Milk and Honey (45th bet. 5th and 6th).

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              1. you can get Barb-B-Que & Grill
                takeout and delivary service from;
                Dougies Express (only 9 seats)
                74 West 47th Street (3rd Floor)
                212-398-7070
                www.dougiesbbq.com
                they claim to deliver to
                anywhere in Manhattan
                beef has a lot of salt & gristle,
                but the poultry dishes are edible.

                an overpriced over-hyped spot with
                Fish Pasta Dairy American food
                that's great for people watching is;
                My Most Favorite Dessert
                Restaurant & Cafe
                120 W 45th St, New York 10036
                212-997-5130
                http://www.greatrestaurantsmag.com/KO...

                1. Check out La Marais, I beleive they are owned by the same folks as Les HAlles. Also, for a not so fancy place especially for lunch, try Taam-Tov. For a very quick lunch, get a sandwich at Pick-a-pita.

                  Sorry, in a rush, no time to link but all easily found on google or nymag.com

                  1. Stay away from Wolf and Lamb, I actually had spoiled vegetables served to me there. I agree that Colbeh and Olympic Pita are much better choices.

                    1. For excellent and very reasonable kosher Israeli food , no one beats Azuri Cafe on 51 St bet. 9th-10th Ave. The decor is non-existent but the food is fantastic

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                      1. re: rifbat

                        Agree re Azuri but it's a bit of a schlep from the UN. Olympic is just a step below and a bit more accessible by subway.