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Noshing on arrival??

Guinness6 May 27, 2009 11:23 AM

My husband and I will arrive at our midtown East (42nd bet. Second & Thirds aves.) hotel about 8 pm. We will be famished but in need of a walk and drink. We also don't want fancy. We're looking for good bar food in a very casual setting. I like the menu at Stout and also Waterfront Ale House. We're doing more upscale dining later in the week. Any advice for a snacky food & drinks kinda place?

  1. Rmis32 May 27, 2009 07:19 PM

    For a good solid Irish bar try Patrick Conway's

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      RGR May 27, 2009 01:10 PM

      If you like Turkish food, you might want to consider going to Ali Baba, on 34th St., b/t 2nd & 3rd Avs., and sharing a variety of their tasty mezzes. The "lahmacun" (a Turkish-style pizza) is excellent.


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        Guinness6 May 27, 2009 02:24 PM

        thanks for both responses! Been wanting to try Turkish since Bourdain had a giant feast (in Germany, I think)

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        plumtart May 27, 2009 12:00 PM

        I'm not so up on bars in that area but....

        It's different and very good, try Saka Gura 211 E 43rd St.
        Downstairs in an office building it has an awesome array of japanese food and drink.

        Another option if you want to grab something and walk: Two Boots Pizza in Grand Central Terminal. Its just downstairs and is an awesome option for a new york slice with a twist. There are various quick an easy eats in the terminal, including ice cream and cocktails.

        You can also try Crisp for easy middle eastern snacks. 43rd and 3rd

        --- edit
        my dad's fave deal is the clam chowder at the Oyster Bar in GCT downed with a beer. the atmosphere can't be beat and its the cheapest most filling thing on the menu if I'm not mistaken.

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