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jumbolaw May 9, 2011 08:06 AM

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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    sam1 RE: jumbolaw May 9, 2011 08:09 AM

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

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

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      kathryn RE: jumbolaw May 9, 2011 08:21 AM

      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:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/660905
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/741304

      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.

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      Royale
      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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        jumbolaw RE: kathryn May 9, 2011 08:54 AM

        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!

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          jumbolaw RE: kathryn May 9, 2011 09:15 AM

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

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

        2. sgordon RE: jumbolaw May 9, 2011 02:08 PM

          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.

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

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