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Anything of interest around 28th or 29th St between 7th and 8th?

Blumie Sep 28, 2010 01:15 PM

I have to grab my car from my parking lot on 28th or 29th between 7th and 8th (I can access it from either street) and want to grab lunch with a friend beforehand. Is there anything interesting nearby? The only things coming to mind are the few just-ok places along 7th (Sevens, Mustang Sally's/Harry's). What am I forgetting? I don't want to venture too far.

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    ESNY RE: Blumie Sep 28, 2010 01:19 PM

    Co. is on 24th and 9th, is that too far?

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      fm1963 RE: Blumie Sep 28, 2010 01:23 PM

      The Breslin is on 29th and Boadway, inside the Ace Hotel.

      Keens is a few blocks north on 36th and Sixth.

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

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        travpard RE: Blumie Sep 28, 2010 01:35 PM

        Food Parc just opened at 29th & 6th. lots of options in there(italian, asian, burgers, etc.)

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          uwsgrazer RE: Blumie Sep 28, 2010 04:54 PM

          I have had positive dinner experiences at Tre Dici on West 26th, between 6th/7th. The website shows that they are open for lunch.


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          1. re: uwsgrazer
            Yaxpac RE: uwsgrazer Sep 28, 2010 05:00 PM

            I also like Tre Dici in that area. They serve a nice lunch.

            If you want something more casual, there is Brgr on the corner of 26 and 7th and also Soul Fixins on 28 b/w 8 and 9th.

            You also have Grand Sichuan if you want to walk over to 9th and 24th

            287 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

            Soul Fixins'
            225 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

          2. bobjbkln RE: Blumie Sep 28, 2010 06:49 PM

            26th St. OK? What about Persian? Pars on 26th between 7th and 8th.

            249 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

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              buttertart RE: bobjbkln Sep 29, 2010 06:35 AM

              We love Pars. Very good food, very nice people, decent wine prices. Nice at lunch on a weekend.

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                rose water RE: buttertart Sep 29, 2010 07:04 AM

                Please tell me more! I gave up on Pars years ago after too many experiences with bad service. I loved the appetizers there, and would love to get good Iranian food. So I'd love to hear more about what you (and others) like. And I'll have to head back!

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                  buttertart RE: rose water Sep 29, 2010 07:11 AM

                  My husband loves the joojeh kebab (Cornish hen) and I'm fond of the others. He had 5 lamb chops on a shish last time and they were very good and a great value. We are not Iranian however...a friend is, and said their fasenjan was "not like Mom used to make". The service has always been very nice when we've been there - the last time especially, by a charming young woman.

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                    rose water RE: buttertart Sep 29, 2010 08:52 AM

                    i stick to appetizers and kebabs at iranian restaurants. i've never had an iranian stew in a restaurant that comes close to my mom's, so no such expectations here...

                    thanks so much for the info. i look forward to trying them again.

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                      buttertart RE: rose water Sep 29, 2010 08:55 AM

                      Good policy.

            2. rteplow RE: Blumie Sep 29, 2010 09:09 AM

              I find the Greek Corner (NW corner of 28th & 7th) to be a well-above-average diner. I like the avgolemono soup and the souvlaki.

              Greek Corner
              322 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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                CatoUWS RE: Blumie Sep 29, 2010 11:37 AM

                Songkran Thai (8th Ave between 26 and 27) is also pretty good. Not offered as the best Thai in New York, of course, but it's close to the small zone you've set.

                I've had good lunch experiences at Pars. Food is good, rarely crowded, and I've never had a problem with service.

                Full disclosure: I have neither Thai nor Iranian heritage in my background, so would not argue with the postings above by those who do.

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