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Desertdoc Mar 31, 2011 03:39 PM

Already have yasuda omakase planned for monday night, going to Lincoln with family on Tuesday...needed something interesting for Sunday. Was thinking maybe Ma Peche?

Thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks for your help, chowhound has yet to send me astray...

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Ma Peche
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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    RGR Apr 1, 2011 09:54 AM

    If you like Indian cuisine, Tulsi is on 46t, just off 3rd -- closer to the UN than any of the others mentioned. Chef/owner Hemant Mathur's "haute" Indian is astonishingly delicious. Two signatures, his tandoor-grilled lamb chops and Manchurian cauliflowers, are not-to-be-missed! The naan is outstanding! Even desserts, which are usually not very good at Indian restaurants, are wonderful. There's a very good wine list, service is friendly and attentive, and the ambiance is lovely.

    Tulsi photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157625768378231/

    Ai Fiori, though further south and east (on 5th, b/t 36th & 37th), is an excellent option. We were just there for the second time, and the meal was sensational! As fellow Hound steakrules commented, "Not a weak dish in the bunch!"

    Ai Fiori photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157626404002836/

    and previous dinner: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157625968016066/

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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    Tulsi
    211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

    Ai Fiori
    400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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      martyl9 Apr 1, 2011 08:13 AM

      Palm Too is open on Sunday and is closer than any other's mentioned. a single would be fine at a booth for two. the small sirlon is a good piece of meat as well as any of the grilled fish.

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      Palm Too
      840 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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      1. re: martyl9
        ellenost Apr 1, 2011 08:16 AM

        I just had dinner at Palm (One) and was very underwhelmed by the rib eye steak.

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        Palm
        837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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        RCC Mar 31, 2011 04:25 PM

        If Riverpark is not too far away for you, then you should definitely consider it for a very good solo dining.

        http://www.riverparknyc.com/

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        Riverpark
        450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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        1. re: RCC
          ellenost Mar 31, 2011 05:09 PM

          Riverpark is a great recommendation. Food is delicious and service is friendly. Ask for a table by the window.

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          Riverpark
          450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

        2. ellenost Mar 31, 2011 04:04 PM

          I adore Ma Peche, but it is not near the UN.

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          Ma Peche
          15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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            Desertdoc Mar 31, 2011 05:09 PM

            The other place I was thinking was Minetta Tavern...thought Ma Peche would be closer.

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            Ma Peche
            15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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              ellenost Mar 31, 2011 05:35 PM

              Ma Peche is definitely closer. I frequently dine solo at Ma Peche. I find the food very creative and delicious and the service is very friendly and attentive. Ma Peche is now offering 2 desserts at the table (in addition to a nice selection of cheeses): a lovely apple tart and the wonderful Crack Pie from Milk Bar.

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                Desertdoc Mar 31, 2011 05:45 PM

                Sounds great...thanks for the advice...will report back after the trip. If you are ever in the phoenix area and need some chow help, feel free to drop me a line.

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                fm1963 Mar 31, 2011 05:44 PM

                According to Mapquest, Ma Peche is about 2 miles from the UN, and Minetta Tavern is about 3 miles away.

                Ma Peche is great. Another option around that area would be The Modern Bar Room.

                Also look into The Breslin and Ai Fiori, which are a bit closer.

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                Minetta Tavern
                113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                The Modern
                9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

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

                Ma Peche
                15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

                Ai Fiori
                400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

                1. re: fm1963
                  ellenost Mar 31, 2011 06:10 PM

                  Ai Fiori is another great suggestion (and the closest to the UN). I had dinner there last week for the first time, and loved it. Dinner is more expensive than either Ma Peche or Riverpark. It's definitely more "fine dining" than either Ma Peche or Riverpark.

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                  Ma Peche
                  15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

                  Riverpark
                  450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

                  Ai Fiori
                  400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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