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Ellen Feb 5, 2008 03:13 PM

I'll be here for four days and am looking for good anything -- Asian, American, French, etc. I can walk to. Mid to upscale is fine. Thanks so much!

  1. geg5150 Feb 6, 2008 04:57 AM

    Take the short walk to La Bonne Soupe on 55th b/t 5th and 6th Ave. More than just great soup, and great choices on a prix fixe. www.labonnesoupe.com

    And Menchanko-Tei is directly across the street with wonderful ramen and other Japanese delights.

    1. LeahBaila Feb 6, 2008 04:39 AM

      Grand Sichuan Eastern serves up some great Chinese: 2nd Ave btw 55th and 56th

      www.thelunchbelle.com

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      1. re: LeahBaila
        JungMann Feb 6, 2008 05:24 AM

        Grand Sichuan isn't bad, but I think Our Place on 55th between 3rd and Lexington is a better overall experience. Lunch special can't be beat.

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        Jane A. Feb 5, 2008 07:46 PM

        French: La Mangeoire, 2nd Ave @ 53rd; Cafe Joul, 1st Ave. bet. 58 & 59. If you want a lighter meal of really great pizza & wonderful salads, try Angelo's on 2nd Ave. @ 55th.

        1. jakew8 Feb 5, 2008 05:40 PM

          Both on 58th St.: Felidia (Italian, upscale and expensive) and Chola (Indian, my favorite of the many Indian places on the street

          Edit: You may not be able to walk in to Felidia. But it's not packed every night, so call ahead.

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            RGR Feb 5, 2008 05:03 PM

            Smith & Wollensky's & Wollensky's Grill, corner of 3rd Av. & 49th St.

            http://www.smithandwollensky.com/new_york.htm

            Pampano, on 49th St., b/t 2nd & 3rd Avs. - Modern Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood

            http://www.modernmexican.com/pampano

            Montparnasse, on 51st, b/t 2nd & 3rd - French bistro

            http://www.montparnasseny.com

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            1. re: RGR
              MMRuth Feb 6, 2008 05:03 AM

              I also really like Pampano, and another option on that block of 49th Street is Chin Chin - upscale, but very good, Chinese. I recently had the crispy fried squid there and it was terrific - perfectly cooked, spicy, with scallions.

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              Chin Chin
              216 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

              Smith & Wollensky
              797 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

              Montparnasse
              230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022

              Pampano Taqueria
              805 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

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