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Nov 8, 2007 02:57 AM

Ideas for good food by Bryant Park

We are going to the Holiday shops at Bryant Park and were looking for a good dinner and lunch suggestions.


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  1. Metrazur in Grand Central station. Cafe Centro.

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    1. re: Spiritchaser

      I hope you get some additional responses to this, Im curious too. Ben's Deli is "on the way" if youre coming from Penn St of course... 39th & 8th /9th.

      1. re: nyebaby37

        Just so the OP knows, there are potentially dozens of good places but CH'ers would need more info to go on. How far away for Bryant Park, cost, cuisine, those types of things. I threw out Metrazur and Centro to try and get the ball rollin'

        1. re: Spiritchaser

          Well, it would be near two very good Szechuan Chinese restaurants. (SG is closer.)

          Wu Liang Ye
          36 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

          Szechuan Gourmet
          21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

          1. re: scooter

            Szechuan Gourmet is definitely the best chinese in the area. Simply Pasta on 41st is good if you want Italian - while it's certainly nothing special, the food has always been good and the prices are very reasonable. If you don't mind heading closer to Times Square, Viva Pancho is great for Mexican. If your looking for a more upscale meal, Koi is right across the street in the Bryant Park Hotel.

            For lunch I would head over to Cranberry Deli on 45th - it's not a full service restaurant, but they make great sandwiches (they have salads and other things as well) and you can sit down upstairs to eat. If you want a more upscale lunch, you can go to the Bryant Park Grill (although this is best for warm weather when you can sit outside). Or really any of the above mentioned places work for lunch as well.

    2. It will be just my husband and I whereas we are christmas shopping. We are open to any type of cusine, although I will say my husband is not crazy over indian or mexican.

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      1. re: eyk423

        I think you should check out db Bistro Moderne. Just there last night and it reinforced our love for the place.

      2. Great steaks at Keens around 37th Street, also nice "old NYC" ambiance.