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nyebaby37 Mar 16, 2009 07:39 AM

I'm looking for a decent place w/i 10-15 blocks of MSG (NOT Artisan please).
Have these places in mind, any thoughts / recs:

Ben's Deli
El Rio Grande
Docks
Stella Del Mare

Italian (not pizza place) in 30's?

TIA!!

  1. n
    nhs81 Mar 16, 2009 02:42 PM

    Ive consistently had good meals at "Seven" which is about two blocks from MSG. Have fun!
    www.sevenbarandgrill.com

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      RGR Mar 16, 2009 10:28 AM

      Stella del Mare has closed.

      For Italian, there's Biricchino, on 29th St., just east of 8th Av.

      http://www.biricchino.com

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        stephaniec25 Mar 16, 2009 09:29 AM

        Arno on 38th and Broadway is Italian, I always enjoy their pastas.

        El Rio Grande is very mediocre - somewhere to go if you just want a lot of margaritas and don't care about food quality. Ben's Deli is also very average and, I think, the food is extremely greasy compared to other Jewish Delis.

        I would also recommend the Australian on 38th between 5th and 6th, absolutely Keen's (the bar room if you don't want a huge, long dinner)

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          hungrycomposer Mar 16, 2009 09:28 AM

          I've read good things about the seafood/raw bar at Tracks in Penn Station. Has anyone eaten there? I've walked by, and it's a narrow bar with generic decor. But if the food is good, it could be quite an asset.

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          1. re: hungrycomposer
            michele cindy Mar 16, 2009 10:06 AM

            I've been to Tracks. It's just ok, convenient, but there's better options out there. Another option, if you like Greek food, there's an Uncle Nicks at 8th Ave, at 30th St.

          2. LeahBaila Mar 16, 2009 08:07 AM

            Lugo Caffe located RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from MSG

            www.thelunchbelle.com

            1. michele cindy Mar 16, 2009 07:46 AM

              Not on the list, but Keen's is my favorite place when dining near MSG.

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