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Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 08:22 AM

Chowhounders

I am coming to NYC tomorrow for a few days- will be in the Lexington and 24th St. area and looking for interesting restaurant recommendations (no restrictions except obviously restaurants that require bookings week in advance).

Any non-restaurant food recommendations in that area are also welcome.

Regards
Captain F

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  1. Spiritchaser RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 08:35 AM

    Not sure what you mean by interesting but if you just want a great meal at a great restaurant look into Eleven Madison Park (oft referred to as EMP on this board and elsewhere).

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      bdurrett RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 08:44 AM

      EMP is amazing if cost is no option. A Voce is excellent Italian in the neighborhood. Penelope is good for casual walk-in.

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        pronek RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 09:26 AM

        Lots of Indian restaurants in that area. I like Saravanaas (26 + Lex) but haven't been to a bad one around there yet. Also check out Kalustyans for spices, groceries, and the lunch counter upstairs.

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          windycity RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 09:26 AM

          Resto on 29th and Park, and travel up to Madras Mahal or Saravannas in Curry Hill (Lex and 28th.)

          1. ellenost RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 10:25 AM

            For French food, you should try La Petite Auberge on Lexington & E. 28 St. For sushi, you should try Sushi Sen-nin on E. 33 between Park & Madison Ave.

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              travpard RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 10:57 AM

              try Curry Leaf for good, reasonably priced Indian.

              great turkish food at Ali Baba at 34th & 3rd.

              since we gonna have a warm snap this week, definately check out Shake Shack at Madison Sq. Park (23rd & Mad).

              1. scarlet starlet RE: Captain Falkenberg Jan 7, 2008 11:37 AM

                For excellent South Indian, check out Pongal and Saravanaas on Lex b/w 26th and 29th.

                I am a huge fan of Penelope (Lex near 30th) - it's casual but so very good.

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