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Casual, non-touristy spot for dinner/drinks near Radio City?

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I tried to do a search for previous posts but couldn't find an up-to-date post with quite what I'm looking for... So, does anyone have any suggestions for a casual, non-touristy spot near Radio City Music Hall for a quick bite to eat and maybe some drinks?

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  1. I know it's smack in the middle of Rock ctr, but i quite like Morell's Wine bar. The crowd on weekdays tends to be more sophisticated (probably the local financial/publishing/legal folk). They had some nice plates, perfect to share.

    About 7 blocks away, at Bryant Park, there's the bryant park grill, with its huge outdoor patio - which has drinks and food (although i can't vouch for the food). This weather is perfect for it.

    Otherwise, I'd go to hell's kitchen 9th avenue area for the restaurant/bars around there - Vintage, eatery and vynyl come to mind.

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    1. re: kayonyc

      I haven't been to Bryant Park Grill, but my daughter and her b.f. went there for brunch, and they said the food was downright awful.

    2. you're kind of right in the heart of a very touristy area...

      maybe an Irish Pub? I like Maggies on 47th between 5th/madison

      1. For drinks, Park Blue on 58th between 6th and 7th. Great wine selection and some pretty delicious small plates (though it's been a year since I've been).

        1. Heartland Brewery on 51st just west of 6th Ave. isn't actually that much of a tourist hell hole. Most entrees are $15 or less. Big beer selection (obviously). You can't do better for location.

          1. bxl cafe.. (small cute beligian place)
            http://www.bxlcafe.com/