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

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brooklynbee May 8, 2007 01:04 PM

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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    kesues May 9, 2007 01:53 PM

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

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      cimui May 8, 2007 04:27 PM

      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.

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        jsgjewels May 8, 2007 04:11 PM

        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).

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          harrison May 8, 2007 04:05 PM

          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

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            kayonyc May 8, 2007 01:11 PM

            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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              RGR May 8, 2007 09:07 PM

              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.

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