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Times Sq-View & Good Food

cstuart78 Mar 16, 2009 08:17 AM

Looking for a good restaurant with a view of Times Square for out of town relatives. I read a decent review of the Renaissance Hotel's Chop Suey by Bruni from April 2008 - I'm not sure if it is still there, or if it was replaced by a 'Two Times Square Restaurant'.

Has anyone ever eaten at Two Times Square Restaurant? Is Chop Suey still there?

Any other suggestions of decent restaurants with a Times Sq. view would be appreciated.

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    balki268 Mar 16, 2009 11:23 AM

    The View, a restaurant in the Marriot, is a little expensive, but right in times square. AND the physical restaurant revolves so you have amazing views.

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      small h Mar 16, 2009 11:37 AM

      Do you like the food there? I had appetizers there years ago and thought they were uniformly dreadful - and insanely expensive. Have things improved?

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        balki268 Mar 16, 2009 11:52 AM

        well, to be really honest, i was there a while ago. I had a steak, which i remember being really good. BUT, that being said, the prices are a little outrageous. It's more for the novelty of the view than the quality of the food. although the food is not terrible - it's good not great.

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          small h Mar 16, 2009 12:01 PM

          My memory of the food may be clouded by the sticker shock. Agree that the view is lovely, though, and who doesn't enjoy a revolving restaurant?

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            Pan Mar 16, 2009 02:40 PM

            "who doesn't enjoy a revolving restaurant?"

            People who get dizzy from the spinning. :-)

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              small h Mar 16, 2009 04:24 PM

              Think of it as a way to save money on drinks. Whooo! That martini must really be kickin' in!

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                Pan Mar 16, 2009 05:03 PM

                I wasn't making a joke, actually, but I'm glad you've amused yourself. :-)

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                  cstuart78 Mar 18, 2009 08:50 AM

                  Thanks all. I may give the Renaissance restaurant a chance - cross fingers. Will let you know how it turns out if we go.

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      stephaniec25 Mar 16, 2009 09:37 AM

      The food isn't fantastic or anything, but the restaurant Above at the Hilton in Times Square has a very nice view of Times Square. You can even go and just have drinks there then leave to find food elsewhere.

      1. LeahBaila Mar 16, 2009 08:19 AM

        Chop Suey was horrendous and has been replaced by Two Times Sq. I have not been.
        Would you settle for a view of Times Square from a location that's not in Times Square? Also, what type of cuisine(s) are of interest? Thanks.


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          cstuart78 Mar 16, 2009 08:26 AM

          As long as there is a fun view it doesn't need to be in Times Sq. per se. No real preference for type of cuisine.

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            LeahBaila Mar 16, 2009 09:02 AM

            I would look in to one of the restaurants at the Time Warner building. The view from Asiate is one of my favorites in town.
            Honestly though, the view from Chop Suey was incredible, but I don't know a thing about its new occupant.


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