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May 9, 2011 08:06 AM

Best Bar Food Option

Hi all,
My boss is a "sit at the bar and watch the game" type, I'm more of a "eat the best food I can when I'm in NYC type." Can someone recommend a good option to satisfy us both? Preferable location is around the Waldorf. I'm thinking upscale restaurant that has a bar with TVs. Thanks!

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  1. keens is probably the best bet. not sure which high end restaurants keep television on at the bar area.

    72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

    1. Most upscale restaurants in NYC don't have TVs in the bar as many patrons here find it a turn off.

      I'm thinking a steakhouse, burger or BBQ place would work best for you unless you specifically go to a sports bar. Also, will your boss watch any ol' game on TV or is there a specific team he wants to watch?

      Try Royale, Blue Smoke, Bill's Bar & Burger, or one of the steakhouses listed here:

      I'd definitely call around and ask what games they may plan to be showing, if the sound will be on/off, etc. if that matters to you guys.

      157 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

      Blue Smoke
      116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

      Bill's Bar & Burger
      22 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: kathryn

        We'll definitely want to watch the Boston Celtics game (not much hope of watching the Red Sox even though they're on ESPN tonight). Thanks for the tips!

        1. re: kathryn

          So far based on location and everything Primehouse is the #1 candidate!

          Primehouse New York
          381 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

        2. If you're down with Korean food, Baden Baden New York (aka BBNY) is a cool "hidden" (2nd floor) beer hall in K-Town. Good food - the Baden Baden Chicken is great, as are some of the more interesting items (pig's foot terrine, sea snails, etc) that might appeal to you. There are a number of TVs over the bar, the staff mostly speak English so you could ask what games they're playing.

          Baden Baden New York
          28 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001