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Mushka Aug 6, 2009 08:11 AM

I'm visiting New York with my 85 year old dad. We want to visit the Morgan Library and are looking for dinner places very close by as he can't walk long distances. Nothing too expensive would be helpful and nothing too exotic. Thanks!

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    klw07 RE: Mushka Aug 6, 2009 08:20 AM

    Artisanal, Park between 32nd and 33rd--about 4 blocks away from the Museum

    1. LeahBaila RE: Mushka Aug 6, 2009 08:24 AM

      Artisanal would work

      www.thelunchbelle.com

      1. financialdistrictresident RE: Mushka Aug 6, 2009 11:28 AM

        Serge's is a neighborhood French. Morgan Library is 225 Madison at 36th Street and Serge's is 165 Madison between 32nd and 33rd Street. Three to four short blocks, no avenues. Serge has a prix fixe. We have been several times.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/485078

        1. princeofpork RE: Mushka Aug 6, 2009 11:37 AM

          Grab a burger at Rare only 2 blocks away

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            financialdistrictresident RE: princeofpork Aug 6, 2009 11:41 AM

            Can't get a much shorter walk than that :)

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              LeahBaila RE: princeofpork Aug 6, 2009 12:05 PM

              Oooooooo...Good one!!!

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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              hungrynewyorker RE: Mushka Aug 6, 2009 11:47 AM

              Madison Bistro, Madison between 37th and 38th, is very nice. Traditional French bistro. Very good, reasonably priced, not too crowded, especially for dinner.

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                financialdistrictresident RE: hungrynewyorker Aug 6, 2009 11:55 AM

                I guess you can :)

              2. MMRuth RE: Mushka Aug 6, 2009 12:46 PM

                There is also a restaurant in the Morgan Library, though I don't think it's open every night and I don't know what the prices are like.

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                  simetrias RE: MMRuth Aug 6, 2009 05:24 PM

                  It's open on Friday only, and very good and reasonable. Artisinal is way too LOUD. Madison Bistro is a good choice, IMO.

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                    uwsgrazer RE: simetrias Aug 6, 2009 06:38 PM

                    Oh, interesting. I thought it seemed kind of upscale and pricey, but I didn't look closely. I also thought it seemed rather small and even claustrophobic, not that I'm overly sensitive to that. I take it you didn't find that to be the case? (Sorry, didn't mean for this to come across as such a lead question ...)

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                  MahatmaKanejeeves RE: Mushka Aug 7, 2009 08:09 AM

                  Ginger Man on 36 St. Half block from Library. Has great beer selection and selection of sandwiches and platters.

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                    princeofpork RE: MahatmaKanejeeves Aug 7, 2009 08:45 AM

                    I disagree with Gingerman. Too loud and crowded for an 85 year old man. The food is awful as well.

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