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leaudemiel Feb 22, 2008 06:46 AM

Hello!

My husband and I are coming in for a rock show Saturday night, and just are not familiar with this part of town. We tend to avoid the Times Square area, cause frankly, that many lights are just kind of freaky. :)

Nothing too fancy (ie we will be wearing jeans), but tasty, fusion-y, good, not run of the mill... Any suggestions would be great! We'd like to be able to walk to the show within 15 minutes.

Thanks!
Melissa

  1. ssf36 Feb 22, 2008 07:55 AM

    Bryant Park Grill, perhaps.

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    Bryant Park Grill
    25 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

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      rrems Feb 22, 2008 08:26 AM

      Mama Mexico is on 49th off Third Ave. Very good food and lively, casual atmosphere.

      mamamexico.com

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        cjd260 Feb 22, 2008 08:50 AM

        BXL bar isn't fusion-y in the slightest, but is very casual and has great beer with surprisingly good food - my favorite french onion soup in the city, for one. Plus, it's on your block.

        A little further away, and maybe more along the lines of what you're looking for, Hell's Kitchen, on 9th ave between 46th and 47th, for fantastic new Mexican in a fun atmosphere with great drinks.

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          RGR Feb 22, 2008 09:09 AM

          Bryant Park Grill does have a lovely setting, especially the terrace area during the warm weather months; however, unfortunately, the food is mediocre.

          I would suggest Wu Liang Ye, on 48th, b/t 5th & 6th, which serves very good Szechuan cuisine. Menu on menupages.com.

          Edited to add: For Turkish, there's Akdeniz, on 46th, b/t 5th & 6th. I've not been, but there have been positive posts from Hounds who have.

          http://www.akdenizturkishusa.com/

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            G3B Feb 23, 2008 02:22 PM

            Definitely Akdeniz, good food at very moderate prices and totally casual.

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