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mcraig13 Nov 29, 2010 01:05 PM

I will be in NYC this weekend with my sisters-in-law. We are staying near 48th and 8th. Any restaurant suggestions for dinner and/or brunch?

Michele

  1. ellenost Nov 29, 2010 01:15 PM

    Try Marseille (44th & 9th Ave). Excellent French food in a brasserie setting.

    1. boredough Nov 29, 2010 01:20 PM

      Print in the INK48 hotel (11th Ave @48th) - be sure to check out the terrace lounge on the top floor (fabulous view). Chez Napoleon on 50th @ 9th Ave. Toloache on 50th @ 8th Ave.

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      Toloache
      251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

      Chez Napoleon
      365 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

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        mboxermd Nov 29, 2010 01:43 PM

        We recently ate at vice versa and it was great!

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          AubWah Nov 29, 2010 01:47 PM

          try esca for upscale southern italian seafood

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            mcraig13 Nov 29, 2010 07:18 PM

            Thanks for the help...bumping to see if I get any other recs...but these look great!

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              edwardspk Nov 30, 2010 05:41 AM

              2nd Esca and Marseilles. You should also consider Toloache for Mexican and La Masseria (if interested in Italian without the seafood focus of Esca).

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              Toloache
              251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

              Esca
              402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

              La Masseria
              235 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

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                citykid426 Nov 30, 2010 11:35 AM

                If you're into Japanese, there is a GREAT place called Hagi that has fabulous yakitori, sushi, noodles, and sake. You might have seen it on Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" in NYC when he goes out with a bunch of chefs. Hagi is on 49th Street and 7th Ave (I think), but be careful you don't miss it because it is underground so you have to walk down a flight of stairs. The hidden part is what makes it cool in my opinion. It is super authentic. All of the people who work there are Japanese and a lot Japanese people actually go there to eat, which tells you something. Although it's in a touristy area that I never like to visit, this place is hard to find which is what makes it fabulous. Locals definitely know about it. Note: go earlier when they open versus later, or you'll have to wait to sit.

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                  citykid426 Nov 30, 2010 11:38 AM

                  By the way, there is also a great fondue place called "Swizz" in that area. All kinds of cheese fondues (blue, cheddar, chocolate, etc) and great European beers. I went there during the winter (about three times) and it was really nice. They bring you all kinds of sides. Delicious!

                  1. Spiritchaser Nov 30, 2010 11:53 AM

                    Bar Room at The Modern (in the MOMA) or for more upscale The Dining Room at The Modern. Aquavit has a killer Sunday brunch smorgashbord.

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                      grownup55 Nov 30, 2010 12:08 PM

                      Consider this another vote for Marseille, in addition if you don't mind going to 10th Avenue
                      44 X (44th street and tenth) has two great places that I think are owned by the same people. These are more creative. Marseille is more homey

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