Sunday night in Manhattan
I'm coming to New York in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if anybody has any recommendations for a Sunday night? I'll be getting in late so I'm looking for somewhere that will still be serving at 9.30/10pm. I'm staying on West 31st Street with Broadway so something local would be handy. Oh, and I'm dining alone.
Any suggestions?? I notice that Brasserie Les Halles is nearby - I do like Anthony Bourdain but don't know much about the restaurant itself.
Many thanks in advance for any help.
I've always liked Les Halles for sentimental reasons, but it doesn't get the best reviews on this board. Quality has dropped and service is often lacking. Another french bistro in that neighborhood that is more reliable is Artisanal -- known for its fondue and cheese selections.
On the west side, you might try Tabla or the Bread Bar at Tabla for a more casual experience. Very good.
Tabla's on the east side by madison square park, but ditto on the recommendation.
If you're into korean food, you're staying mere steps away from Koreatown, where a few places stay open 24 hrs. There are good choices on 35th and Bway but the main Ktown drag is on 32nd & Bway (where I recommend Seoul Garden). If you like dumplings, try Mandoo Bar (32nd & 5th) you can watch them make the mandoo in the window and they might still be open when you get in.
I've enjoyed Les Halles for years and haven't felt the quality decline (although when they're busy they could be more attentive).
I think Aquavit might still be open at that time too, although a little further away, if you enjoy swedish.
The bar at Gramercy Tavern would be perfect for you! Great food and a wonderful solo dining experience. Enjoy!