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Oct 1, 2007 12:09 PM

Late dinner near Madison Square Gardens

Will be in Manhattan for a short vacation. Going to see the Nicks on 11th October. No time for food before. Any recommendations for decent food after the game?

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  1. I've heard good things about Tir Na Nog, an Irish pub, very near the Garden, on 8th & 33rd. Open until 4 a.m.

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    1. re: RGR

      Tir Na Nog is my favorite for bar food... I talk about it a lot.
      But... they stop serving food at 10pm usually.

      1. re: doona

        As I said, I've never been, so thanks for that important info, doona. :-)

        1. re: RGR

          I thought you've been to every restaurant in New York RGR!! :-) You should go get yourself some of the best chicken wings there.

          1. re: doona

            Actually, doona, we've hardly scratched the proverbial surface. :-( lol As the expression goes: So many restaurants, so little time!

            P.S. I don't drink, so you won't usually find Irish pubs on my "go to" list. Molly's is in our nabe, so we do go there once in a while. But that's only for the great burger.

      2. re: RGR

        I don't know who's been spreading the rumors of good things at Tir Na Nog, but they're wildly exagerrated. Tir Na Nog is nothing to write home about: it's a run of the mill Irish pub catering to the older business crowd that commutes in-and-out of Penn Station. If that's what the OP wants, that's fine, but it's certainly not this great hangout people seem to think it is. There's also a new gastropub that opened in the area, but I can't recall the name right now.

      3. There's a Stage Delicatessan, that's not bad...

        If I were you, I'd hike it to Izakaya Ten, Tia Pol, or other places in Chelsea that will be open late...

        1. When I go to the garden I usually take the opportunity to eat in Koreatown (32nd street, just east of the Garden). Many Korean restaurants to choose from but I can't recommend one yet as I'm still experimenting myself.

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          1. re: fgf

            I was just about to throw in my two cents about Koreatown and 32nd Street. Kum Gang San is excellent, and it's open 24 hours. It's the first restaurant on 32nd east of 6th Ave on the north side of the street. Kun Jip is closer to 5th Ave on the same side of the street, but Kum Gang San has the glorious kitschy two story rock face with a waterfall and a baby grand.

            Stout is also very good for the area. Great bar food. Nothing fancy, but a very decent burger and a nice selection of craft beers.

          2. I go to one of 3 places when I am at MSG. If I want a heavy meal I go to Keen's Chop House (best leg of mutton in town) for good steaks and chops (36 between 6th & 5th). Otherwise I go to Koreatown and go to KangSuh (on 32d just east of Broadway on south side of street) or WanJo (same block of 32d - betw Bway and 5th on north side of street). Both Korean joints are open 24/7 and have bbq grills built into the tables.

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            1. re: Glutton_ny

              Just to note that Keens' signature mutton chop is actually lamb.

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