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Jul 11, 2010 04:27 AM

The Best Touristy

People are always looking for non touristy when they visit New York...I want to know, what are the best touristy places to eat?

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  1. The Oak Room at the Plaza is the only spot that comes to mind now. I've no idea the quality of the food there.

    [Great question, petunia; I look forward to seeing what the c'hounds drop at your feet.]

    EDIT: I notice the auto-google-map inserts the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel. That's really a cabaret, like Feinstein's; not actually a foodie place and not the one I meant at first. Still, the restaurant in the back of the Algonquin lobby, where the Roundtable met, is pretty good for food, and it's a very nice room. The only reason you may not want to go there is that it feels as though the lobby lounge and that dining room in back are actually filled with New Yorkers, and not with tourists, apart from the hotel guests.

    Oak Room
    59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

      1. 2nd Katz's Deli.

        Shake Shack?

        Balthazar, perhaps.

        Shake Shack
        Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

        1. In mid-town near Times Sq- Junior's (cheesecake), Sardi's, 21 Club , Keen's,.
          None of the first 3 are standouts for food. Keen's, on the other hand, is one of the best steakhouses in ther city. Katz does get lots of tourists, but plenty of locals- excellent pastrami. Babbo in the West Village is another restaurant very popular with tourists (and the hardest reservation to get). Gray's Papaya is another NY institution, go for the hot dogs.

          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

          21 Club
          21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

          Gray's Papaya
          539 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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          1. re: Ann900

            the correct name of the deli is KATZ'S...not Katz

            it's the 2nd Avenue located off 3rd Avenue

          2. Grand Central Oyster Bar always seems to be popular, but as a vegetarian, can't personally vouch for it.



            Grand Central Oyster Bar
            89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017