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Need a GREAT restaurant within walking distance of Sloan Kettering...

I am taking my sister and brother-in-law out for a much needed night of great food. I will be meeting them at Sloan Kettering at 1275 York Avenue between 67th and 68th streets. Can you recommend a restaurant within walking distance - open to food type and not too concerned about budget.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. two Italian restaurants that might work:
    - Sette Mezzo (be forewarned, though, that it's cash or check only)
    - Lumi

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    Sette Mezzo
    969 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021

    Lumi
    963 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        I was told that Sette Mezzo was being renovated, so it might be worth checking. Also, I've been told that its sister restaurant, Vico, is now accepting credit cards, so Sette Mezzo might as well.

      2. Was in the same area Tuesday and ended up at Swifty's on Lex. A bit of a hike but good food, relaxed atmosphere and for my hospital frazzled friend a perfect meal.

        1. Best in the area bar none is Sushi Seki on 1st ave and 62nd. Get the omakase.

          Maya is an upscale Mexican and is mostly awesome but sometimes it's just ok and on those off nights doesn't justify the prices. 1st ave and 64th.

          Down the block from Maya you'll find Tori Shin which might be the best yakitori in the city.

          Dashkin II on 1st and 63rd is a cheap and unpretentious but very good Indian.

          I've never been but nino's on 1st and 73rd is supposed to be a good Italian place with an old vibe (ie, piano player).

          1. Felice! 1st on the corner of 64
            Simple italian, small, cozy, friendly staff.

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            1. re: notsochubbychubette

              I agree. Really amazing service and awesome wine. I love it.

            2. Sasabune (sushi) on 73rd and 1st.