Recommendations around 50th and Lexington?
I will be staying at the Benjamin, around 50th St. and Lexington Avenue, for about two weeks in mid-late June, and I am hoping you guys might be able to help with some recommendations. As I will be working heavily throughout my time there, my dining opportunities will be quite restricted. I'm thinking that I will have the opportunity to venture for leisurely meals only rarely, and I can search the boards for suggestions regarding these select situations. Generally, I will be dining alone.
Here's specifically what I'm looking for:
1. A bar-type joint with a good beer (and preferably whisky) selection that isn't always super-crowded, loud or clubby, that I could stop in, usually late, to unwind after a long day at work. If they have good food, that's all the better.
2. Anywhere nearby, preferably in walking distance, I could grab some good pizza, a good sandwich, a good burger, or ethnic food - anything tasty, really. I love all kinds of food. I probably won't get a chance to eat dinner until late-ish, like 10 pm or later on most days, though.
3. Anywhere nearby, again, in walking distance, I could grab a tasty breakfast (maybe between 5-7am) before heading to work in the morning.
Any recommendations you guys can provide is greatly appreciated.
p.j. clarke's is a great spot for both a burger and a drink.
915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
I realize this suggestion might not fit any of your requirements, but you might actually be in the mood for something more substantial one evening : le Relais de Venise, on Lexington @ 52nd (open until 10:30p). We went there as skeptics, but left completely satisfied. For all of $24.95, you get a nice salad, very tasty, perfectly prepared entrecôte (steak) and delicious fries. No other choices & they don't take reservations.
Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote
590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
1) There is a strip of bars on 2nd Avenue that might meet your needs later in the evening, but earlier in the week.
2) Japanese - Ariyoshi, Gyu-Kaku, Menchanko Tei
Indian - Kiran, Darbar Grill
Burger - Houston's, Social Eatz
Turkish - Sip Sak, Güllüoglu, Give Guys
Middle Eastern - Al Bustan, Naya Express
3) Ess-a-bagel. A lot of carts and delis also make breakfast sandwiches for breakfast on the go.
831 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
319 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
226 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
805 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
131 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017
928 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
153 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
157 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
982 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
688 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
232 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
159 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
Le Bateau Ivre is open until 4 a.m. It's a French "wine bar" with quite nice food. It's on 51st between 3rd & 2nd.
I know menupages says they're open only until 10 pm, but I'm sure I've seen a sign outside that says 4 a.m., and their website says "kitchen and bar open from 8 a.m. until 4 a.m. every day."
Le Bateau Ivre
230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022
*Melt Shop for your sandwich cravings - grilled cheese, to be more specific, for a quick lunch/dinner. Great homemade lemonade and salted-caramel ice cream sandwiches, too!
*Dishes @ 54th and Park: great breakfast and lunch buffets
399 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022
601 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022