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Jan 25, 2009 01:44 PM

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.

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  1. 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.)

    1. Keen's is also nearby.
      Sakagura or Soba totto for non-sushi japanese, sushi yasuda

      1. What about Szechuan Gourmet on 39th b/t 5th and 6th?

        1. 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.