Need fast replies - dinner tonight near Grand Central, thanks!
My husband is meeting a friend in town from London for dinner tonight. The guy is staying at 70 Park Ave Hotel (Park and 38th.) Of course my husband did no research and I don't want him going somewhere mediocre. The friend suggested Sparks, which I supposed would work, but any other suggestions for great food in the vicinity? I really don't know that area well in terms of dining. Any quick responses would be greatly appreciated.
Artisanal is around there, if I'm not mistaken--amazing, if you like cheese, and the wine list, though not as a classical or deep, is a little less expensive than Sparks (the list being the only reason I know to go to the latter.)
If they do want a steakhouse, I would suggest Keens, on 36th, b/t 5th & 6th. Because it's been in that location since 1885, in addition to delicious food and excellent service, there is the umatchable old New York ambiance -- something I think a visitor from London would appreciate.
Wolfgang's is closer, on the corner of Park & 33rd. The food's very good, and it does have a landmarked interior which includes the gorgeous Gustavino ceiling.