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Murray Hill Best Bets?

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Boss77 Sep 14, 2007 04:34 PM

Any recommendations for good food of any cuisine in the Murray Hill area. I've been to Grand Sichuan.

Thanks.

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    Lucia RE: Boss77 Sep 14, 2007 04:41 PM

    Ali Baba, Ethos, Artisanal, Penelope, Waterfront Ale House

    1. ellenost RE: Boss77 Sep 14, 2007 06:26 PM

      Sarge's, Notaro, Benjamin's, La Petite Auberge, Artisanal. You will find many posts on this board that answer your question.

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        maxinem RE: Boss77 Sep 15, 2007 04:41 PM

        Da Ciro--relaxed Italian w/ great brick oven dishes.

        I live in Murray Hill and have long wanted to go to Penelope but have never been. The reason: the wait for brunch, in particular, is ridiculous and they don't take reservations

        1. Spiritchaser RE: Boss77 Sep 15, 2007 04:45 PM

          Along with others on this thread we are big fans of Artisanal.

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            jackieparis RE: Spiritchaser Sep 15, 2007 05:46 PM

            Lamouzou sandwiches are amazing

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            kesdjian RE: Boss77 Sep 15, 2007 07:26 PM

            Artisnal hands down and nose up. When you walk in this place you better like cheese. A wall of glorious cheeses attacks your nose and welcomes you once you open the door. They have an incredible cheese cellar and their menu is a typical french bistro fare. The wines are well chosen and the high ceilings and decor make for a great place to impress friends or out of town guests. We go here when we want to celebrate after work.

            Wolfgang's steakhouse is a good place as well nearby if cheese offends you.

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              Spiritchaser RE: kesdjian Sep 15, 2007 07:39 PM

              Funny story, we were there a few months back and we got the table in the cave. There was a large party be seated nearby and one of the group was commenting/complaining to someone else in the group that the whole restaraunt spelled like cheese!

            2. sing me a bar RE: Boss77 Sep 15, 2007 08:03 PM

              I love Benjamin's for lunch. It's not pretentious or precious, but the staff is great and the tomato soup is one of the best. The also have a great tuna sashimi appetizer.

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                merrymc RE: Boss77 Sep 16, 2007 03:14 PM

                I like Mesa d'Espana, which is on 28th St. between Park and Madison. Delicious Spanish food and incredible sangria (I've only had white though). The mussels with green sauce is one of my favorite dishes anywhere.

                The decor isn't much, but the waitstaff is friendly and the experience is very nice.

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