Place for dinner near the Hudson Hotel? (58th between 8th & 9th)
hi all - staying at the Hudson Hotel this weekend (near Central Park)- was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for the area, esp for dinner. Can't get too pricey, was looking to keep the dinner under $100.00 for 2 of us. (is this possible???) since you guys are the foodies, i will bow to you. We like pretty much anything except the bf doesn't dig on seafood, but i do. We welcome farm fresh/local stuff/organic but really, good yummy food is all we're asking for. thanks for any and all input!! :)
The only places I've eaten at right around there are a couple of burger joints. The closer, Burger Joint, in Le Parker Meridien, is very close by and serves a decent burger and a good shake. The farther, Island Burgers and Shakes, I like better because they serve a broader range of fun burger options, e.g. the Tijuana burger with guacamole, bacon, and cheese, and a chocolate malted shake, which is where it's at, as far as I'm concerned. Now, the funny thing is that they don't sell fries. Burger Joint does, but they aren't the best (they can suffer from limpness, which I just hate).
118 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Island Burgers & Shakes
766 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Yeah, it sure is possible. How far are you willing to go? There are a bunch of places on 9th in the lower 50s and 40s. For example, I like Ariana Afghan Kebab House, between 52nd and 53rd Sts. Not local/organic, but definitely tasty. If you do go there, should salad come as a side with anything you order, ask them to hold the dressing, and put the green hot sauce on it.
Kyotofu is at 48th on 9th Ave; healthy, good food, mainly vegetarian, as long as that doesn't scare you off!
For lunch or dinner, I like Whym on 9th Ave. between 57th and 58th. They have excellent good "comfort food." Their meatloaf is as good as I've ever found in NYC. Both the food and atmosphere (rather chic) are excellent for the price.