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Jul 4, 2008 07:06 PM

Restaurants near 38th and Madison Ave.

Does anyone know of any restaurants near 38th Street and Madison Ave.? A friend is going to be staying at a hotel near there, and I am looking for some restaurants that we can go to. Thanks!

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  1. Keens Steakhouse, on 36th, b/t 5th & 6th - http://www.keens.com

    dbBistro Moderne, on 44th, b/t 5th & 6th - http://www.danielnyc.com/dbbistro

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    1. re: RGR

      Those are two of my favorites in the area, to which I'll add Sushi Zen, a great high-end Japanese on 44th just west of 6th.

    2. How about Artisinal on Park between 32nd & 33rd? Cheese, glorious cheese!

      1. oh, and what about the 2nd Ave Deli? Now located on 3rd & 33rd?

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        1. re: seahag

          skip 2nd Ave Deli -- much, much overrated. Go to Sarges on 38/3rd. The best -- and is open 24hrs. Artisinal is a must, must. Dhjano is good too on 46th bet, 3rd and park.

          1. re: sugakc69

            Agree about Sarges and Artisanal. If you like sushi, you should try Sushi Sen-nin on East 33 between Park and Madison.

            1. re: sugakc69

              I wholeheartedly agree with the Sarge's recommendation. It's on 3rd, b/t 36th & 37th. The pastrami runs Katz's a *very* close second. Btw, though I'll miss the "grungy" atmospherics, they're in the midst of sprucing up the place. Happily, the wait staff remains very friendly and, in some instances, quite colorful.

          2. Sichuan Gourmet on 39th between 5th and 6th. If you like chinese food this is one of the few places outside one of our chinatowns that serves the real thing. Avoid ordering anything you've ever gotten at regular chinese restaurants. Ordering orange chicken or beef with broccoli there should be a crime (altho they are on the menu for less adventurous types)

            1. Barbes on 36th between Mad & 5th is a great french/ morroccan place with an excellent vibe. I also second (or third as it were) the recommendation for Sarges and Artisanal. I also read in todays NY Times that the Morgan Library on 36th & Madison has a formal dining room - aptly named The Morgan Dining Room which is supposed to be very good, but only open when the museum is open.

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              1. re: Spends Rent on Food

                I just saw that little piece as well and was coming to look for this thread. The Morgan Dining Room looks beautiful, but I've not eaten there either. The cafe has quite good food as well.

                1. re: Spends Rent on Food

                  Just to note that while The Morgan Dining Room serves lunch Tues.-Fri., and brunch on Sat. & Sun., dinner is served only on Friday.