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

six dower Aug 12, 2009 10:32 AM

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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    kathryn RE: six dower Aug 12, 2009 10:53 AM

    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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      six dower RE: kathryn Aug 12, 2009 11:00 AM

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

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        kathryn RE: six dower Aug 12, 2009 11:15 AM

        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.

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      windycity RE: six dower Aug 13, 2009 09:03 AM

      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_...

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        notsochubbychubette RE: six dower Aug 13, 2009 01:11 PM

        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.

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          tomtomclub RE: six dower Aug 13, 2009 02:08 PM

          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.

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