Good lunch spot near 7th and 37th?
I've got a meeting near 7th and 37th on Wednesday and am taking a client out for lunch. Neither of us are from Manhattan -- I'm from Canada and he's from England. Any recommendations? I'm looking for a place with good food and a nice vibe (but not stratospheric prices).
Thanks in advance -- I was in NYC on the weekend and nine out of nine Chowhound recommendations were fantastic!
If you like Korean Food, Cho Dang Gol on 35th is excellent. Also in the neighborhood is Keen's Chop House, 36th just off 6th Ave.
It's an awful area so I feel your pain. For Italian try Arno at 141 west 38th between Bway and 7th Ave. Also good in the area is Nick and Stefs Steakhouse at 9 Penn Plaza (33rd and 7th).
I heartily second the rec for Keens, our favorite NYC steakhouse. It's been in its location on 36th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., since 1885. Thus, in addition to excellent food and good service, there is the unmatchable Old New York ambiance, which I think you and your client would really enjoy.
For Italian, my pick would be Osteria Gelsi, on the corner of 9th Av. & 38th St.. The menu focuses on the cuisine of the Puglia region, and the food's delicious. Very pleasant atmospherics as well.
Thanks everybody -- will definitely keep everything in mind. Am leaning toward Osteria Gelsi as I don't think my guest is big into lunch.
the Windfall restaurant has a pub look but a professionals and executives eat there and love it. a wide variety of food and the specials are great! 212-869-4606
Just for the record, the other places I was going to mention were Madangsui, 35th between 5th and 6th, for great Korean barbecue (but perhaps too much food for lunch) and Szechuan Gourmet, 39th between 5th and 6th, for excellent Sichuan-style food.
Enjoy your meal!