Need lunch recommendations in Murray Hill
Just moved jobs from Jackson Heights to Park Ave - Murray Hill area. So far I love the area and am a bit overwhelmed for choice. I already developed an addiction to the cuban roast pork sandwiches at Tina's Restaurant over on Madison and after balking at the prices at Curry in a Hurry i got some delicious Haleem in Lahori Kabab across the street. So here are my questions.
Which are the best Thai, Mexican, Desi, Chinese and Italian (pizza) places - there seem to be a lot to choose from.
I also miss my South American stuff from Queens and have not seen any here - is there anything close by for rice and beans - other than the aforementioned Tina's - and lastly - as if that was not enough - is there any Afghan place nearby?
179 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Curry in a Hurry
119 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
124 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
Szechuan Gourmet on 39th between 5th and 6th. Best bar far Chinese in the area. Stay away from Evergreen on 37th (or 38th) between 5 and Madison.
21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
10 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016
For Afghani, there is Bamiyam, on the corner of 3rd & 26th. We haven't been in quite a while, but we've eaten there several times over the years. I think the food is o.k.., i.e., nothing to rave about.
Eataly is not far from Murray Hill. The pizza there is good though, imo, not worth a wait of more than 10-15 minutes.
Pizza at Eataly photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...
Teqa, on 3rd & 30th, is a new Mexican spot. We haven't tried it yet, but I've heard good things about it from someone who opinion I trust.
I finally made it to Eataly one evening -- had a fantastic focaccia with mozzarella and ham -- had to limit myself as we were heading out for dinner elsewhere. Yes, busy, yes, touristy, but fabulous. Thought the meat and fish was well-priced, as well.
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Where exactly is your office?
I'm at 26th and Park, so a bit south from you. My coworkers like Defonte's, Lamazou, Baoguette, Roomali, and Vezzo. Talent Thai Kitchen is pretty good, especially their khao soi.
The pizza and Mexican situation isn't that great and neither is the Chinese but there's a Grand Sichuan near. Happy to be proven wrong!
370 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
178 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
97 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
Grand Sichuan NY
227 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
61 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
Defonte's Sandwich Shop
261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010
210 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016