Quiet spot easy for driver heading to Midtown tunnel
Am meeting some old friends next Friday night. One of our group is driving from work on LI to home in NJ and takes the midtown tunnel. To make the driver's life easy, we need a place not too far off his route. I'm coming in from MA, so I have no clue as to what neighborhood makes sense. Most of the others are on the west side, UWS HK, or coming in by train from CT or NJ.
Need a place that's good for conversation. Not $$$$. At least one of the eaters is not overly-ambitions, sigh. We met once for Korean, and I think it was too challenging for her. One of us eats no meat or poultry. Next night my wife and I are at Marseille, so no French or bistro..
Food is important, but so is the ability to be comfortable talking, What do you hounds think? Thanks.
these aren't destination restaurants but for the area of the midtown tunnel benjamins, hudson place, zengo (this is new) and mia dona are all good options.
The tunnel leaves you close to Murray Hill. Lots of posts for decent restaurants in Murray Hill. After 7 PM it is pretty easy to find street parking on side streets and on Lex below 37th St without paying a meter.
El Parador, East 34th 1st/2nd - ive been loving that place for a long time, and it got a nice review in the NYT a few weeks ago
El Parador Cafe
325 E 34th St Frnt 1, New York, NY 10016