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terwilliger Feb 6, 2008 01:38 PM

I'm heading to NY for business, and they're putting me up at the W Tuscany (39th between Lex and Park). I guess it's close to where I'll be working. Any good spots near there? Fine dining places are great, but I'm also really interested in anywhere nearby where I could a) run in for a quick dinner, b) eat alone, c) get take-out from, d) eat late, or e) get delivery to the hotel. I'm going to be working pretty crazy hours, so I probably won't have time for a lot of 2-hour meals. I just want places where you'd eat if you were staying there and wanted to get a quick weeknight dinner.

I like all kinds of food, and I don't really care about price.

Thanks!

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    RGR Feb 6, 2008 05:44 PM

    The first place that immediately comes to mind is Sarge's Deli, quite close to your hotel, on 3rd Av., b/t 36th & 37th Sts. Open 24/7 and they deliver. Thus, it fits categories a,b,c,d, and e. :-))

    http://www.sargesdeli.com

    Two moderately-priced Italian restaurants in that vicinity:

    Fagiolini, corner of Lex & 39th - http://www.fagiolini.com
    Cibo, on the corner of 2nd Av. & 41st St. - http://cibonyc.com

    Other cuisines:

    Wu Liang Ye, on Lex., b/t 39th & 40th - Menu and info on menupages.com

    Byblos, on 39th, just east of 3rd - See menupages.com

    Ali Baba, on 34th, b/t 2nd & 3rd - See menupages.com

    Carl's Cheesesteaks, on 3rd, b/t 34th & 35th - Mainly take-out - http://www.carlsteaks.com

    In case you have the opportunity for some fine dining, I highly recommend L'Impero, on Tudor City Pl., b/t 42nd & 43rd Sts. Superb contemporary Italian cuisine. Fine wine list. Excellent service, Lovely atmospherics.

    http://www.limpero.com

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      RCC Feb 6, 2008 05:50 PM

      The re-incarnated 2nd Avenue Deli on 33rd Street (between 3rd and Lexington). I was there last Saturday for lunch and their pastrami, the fatty one, was very good.

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        RGR Feb 7, 2008 06:54 AM

        RCC,

        Considering going to 2nd Ave. Deli for lunch on Saturday. What time were you there? How busy was it? Were you able to get seated immediately, or was there a wait?

      2. LeahBaila Feb 7, 2008 05:48 AM

        My fave take out close by there is: Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine & Wu Liang Ye for Chinese. Check out the menus: menupages.com

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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          fein Feb 7, 2008 08:12 AM

          the barking dog is on 33rd btwn 3rd & lex.

          1. t
            terwilliger Feb 7, 2008 06:16 PM

            Thanks everyone. I'll definitely check these places out and report back.

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              mrnyc Feb 8, 2008 06:29 AM

              dont forget the food court in basement of grand central if you want to take a walk and still grab something quick. or sit at the oyster bar for lunch if you can. get some chowder and oysters. it can be done quickly.

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