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Boston Hound: Proper Pimms Cup? Help narrowing a Friday dinner plan?

StevieC Aug 1, 2010 12:49 PM

My wife and I have a wedding next Saturday in NYC, and will be staying at the Omni on 52nd/Madison, arriving on Friday. It will be our first weekend away from our 7 month old, so for Friday night we would like to have a quiet, relaxing, Chow-memorable dinner. We usually hit one of Batali’s places, and last year did Jean-Georges, but this time would like to try something different and in the vicinity of the hotel. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to research, but below are some places that stand out from the "theater district" searches I’ve done. Any thoughts, or other options, would be much appreciated.

Vice Versa
Eleven Madison Park (not really near the hotel, and probably can’t get a reservation, but it seems like it should be on the short list)

And pre-dinner, my wife is looking for a proper Pimms Cup. Diced cucumbers, fruit, mint, etc. Ubiquitous in the UK, but if such a thing exists in Boston we have not come across it.


Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

36 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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    fm1963 Aug 1, 2010 01:49 PM

    Other chow-memorable possibilities near 52nd/Madison:

    Le Bernardin
    The Modern Dining Room (or Bar Room)
    La Grenouille

    For Pimm's Cup, it's on the cocktail menu at Employees Only, indeed with cucumbers, mint, etc..


    Le Bernardin
    155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

    La Grenouille
    3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

    Employees Only
    510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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      grouchomarx Aug 2, 2010 11:13 AM

      I have had a Pimm's cup at Bar Americain but it was during brunch. However I'm sure they would make it for you any time of the day. It's pretty close to your hotel too.
      My only comment about your restaurant choices - I would say Anthos is not really worth a visit. Been there a few times and it's nothing worth writing home about.

      Bar Americain
      152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

      36 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

      1. kelea Aug 2, 2010 11:30 AM

        Here are some Pimm's cup locations


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          kathryn Aug 2, 2010 11:42 AM

          Spotted Pig makes a decent one with cucumbers and ginger, no fruit/mint. It was a little too ginger-y for me -- I missed the lemon notes.

          The Breslin does a take off on the Pimm's cup with grapes and prosecco, which I loved.

          Spotted Pig
          314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

          The Breslin
          20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

          1. StevieC Aug 4, 2010 07:00 AM

            Thanks everyone!

            For dinner, I totally forgot about Le Bernardin, so thanks to fm1963 for reminding me. We have become big Eric Ripert fans in the last year based on various TV appearances, so that is where we are going. I am starting a separate post for any thoughts/suggestions on our meal strategy.

            Le Bernardin
            155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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            1. re: StevieC
              kathryn Aug 4, 2010 08:18 AM

              Oh! If you go to menupages.com, there's a find a food search function at the top of the page, I typed in Pimm's and found a handful of restaurants who have a Pimm's cup on the menu.

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