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One day trip - Slice of pizza and dinner advice for solo chowhounder

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I will be traveling from Newark Marriott by train to Penn station on Monday. I will cab or sub to shopping in Midtown and then anywhere for dinner. I am looking for a slice of pizza to hold me off until dinner.
Where should I go for the pizza near Penn station?
Recommendations for dinner? Price - no issue. Would like to dine at a bar. Love great bread (warm) service. I would like to have dinner between midtown and Penn Station; however I can venture out a bit, since I can grab a cab.

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  1. NY Pizza Suprema is very near Penn Station:
    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2008/0...

    For dinner, any preferences on cuisine type?

    Best bar/solo dining in Manhattan:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/566733
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/613673
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/604648
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553433

    Not sure about Midtown + great bread service where the bread is ALWAYS warm. IIRC, the Bar Room at the Modern's bread basket is good (but not amazing) but has often arrived freshly baked.

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    1. re: kathryn

      I am not picky about cuisine type. Love great food.

      1. re: six dower

        L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon perhaps? It's expensive (ha), there is counter seating, it's kind of in Midtown (57th and Madison), and the bread service earns raves.

    2. Unfortunately Lazzara's Pizza on 38th doesn't do individual slices, so depending on how hungry you are, you could maybe do a half pizza? It's about $8 for half a square pie: http://lazzaraspizza.com/html/famous_...

      1. Dining at the bar at Otto is great.
        DelPosto for a good bread basket
        Bouley has a bread cart.
        I love the bread basket (the pretzels sticks) at angelo and maxies.
        I also LOVE the foccacia at BiCe.

        1. If you love seafood, you can't go wrong dining at the bar at Esca (43rd and 9th). The bartenders are very friendly, and the food is consistently superb.