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Restaurants near USS Intrepid

TravellingFoodie May 17, 2011 03:12 PM

I will be visiting the USS Intrepid for the day on Saturday, May 28th. Are there any good restaurants nearby or within a few miles that are worth checking out? I would like to be at lunch around noontime. I don't mind walking, taking a cab or bus, as I do all three! TIA.

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    sam1 May 17, 2011 04:11 PM

    44 & x is a relatively solid spot for american food.

    5 napkin burger is okay as well.

    a little south of the intrepid and you have west chelsea spots like cookshop and tpsy parson which serve brunch.

    44 & X
    622 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Five Napkin Burger
    630 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Tipsy Parson
    156 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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      TravellingFoodie May 17, 2011 08:19 PM

      Thanks so very much. I will check them all out!

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      RGR May 17, 2011 10:33 PM

      Since you don't mind going a little distance away, I highly recommend the Bar Room at The Modern, on 53rd, b/t 5th & 6th. If it's a nice day, you can walk or else, it's a short cab ride. Totally worth it as the Alsacian-influenced French cuisine is stellar. They accept reservations.

      Bar Room photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157626424601064/


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

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        TravellingFoodie May 18, 2011 09:12 AM

        Thanks very much. I'll check it out.

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        johnblacksox May 22, 2011 06:23 PM

        I like Masseria when I'm in that area for weekend lunch...Nice Italian place, not too far away.

        La Masseria
        235 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

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          TravellingFoodie May 22, 2011 06:38 PM

          Thanks for the tip. What do you order?

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            johnblacksox May 22, 2011 06:45 PM

            For lunch, they always have a mozzeralla special appetizer. I usually get the burratta (sp?), which is more than enough for two for an app...

            For entree, I usually get some sort of pasta. I got the steak once, but I'm not a huge eater at lunch.

            And I get a bottle of Barbi Brunello.

            The venue and service are great, nice place to unwind. Check out the website:


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          johnblacksox May 22, 2011 06:46 PM

          I should add that La Silhouette opened recently, which is very close to The Intrepid. I haven't eaten there yet, but from what I've seen, it looks good.

          La Silhouette
          362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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            Lesliepbg May 22, 2011 06:58 PM

            I've heard great things about this bbq place: http://www.daisymaysbbq.com/news.html. We also love Hill Country Bbq (around 26th St bet. 5th-6th Avenue). Enjoy.

            Hill Country
            30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

            Daisy May's BBQ
            623 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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              TravellingFoodie May 22, 2011 07:16 PM

              Thanks. What do you order there?

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                RGR May 22, 2011 09:34 PM

                We were last at Daisy May's in '09. The Missouri ribs were very disappointing -- overly salty and too dry. The Kansas City ribs were much better. Pulled pork was delicious. Sweet potatoes were terrific, and the mac & cheese was nice and cheesy.

                Daisy May photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622377346084/with/3922514977/

                and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622312887489/

                It's been even longer since the last time we went to Hill Country, about three years. It's Texas-style bbq. The best things there, imo, are the brisket (fatty not lean), the Kruez sausage, and the beer can game hen. Of the sides, my favorite is the sweet potato bourbon mash.



                1. re: TravellingFoodie
                  Lesliepbg May 23, 2011 05:49 AM

                  The four of us went to HC a few days ago. I love the moist brisket, the pork ribs and the chili (Texas style without many (if any) beans. For sides we all like the collard greens, mac & cheese and corn pudding. It's a real-deal place--you wait on a line then go up & order your meats which they weigh in front of you and put on paper. Then line to the sides area and get your utensils. You have to keep your meal ticket so you don't get charged extra at the end (pay at front). The music and the place can get loud but our family has never had a bad meal there. Real smoked meats--delicious.

                  Hill Country
                  30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

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                    TravellingFoodie May 23, 2011 07:18 AM

                    Thanks very much for the recs. It all sounds very good.

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                      BillyBob May 23, 2011 09:35 AM

                      esca - italian 43rd and 9th (10 minute walk). Best fish

                      402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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                        TravellingFoodie May 25, 2011 03:10 PM

                        Thanks for the rec. A friend ate there for mid week lunch recently and enjoyed it very much!

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                jaba May 25, 2011 06:16 PM

                It's much more casual than a lot of these other places, and you have to deal with the owner who is a bit of a pain (unless you're an attractive female) but Azuri Cafe has some of the best falafel in Manhattan and is at 51st and 10th.

                Azuri Cafe
                465 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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                  TravellingFoodie May 25, 2011 07:46 PM

                  Thanks very much for the rec. I'll check into it. Thanks to all for your input on this. I will keep all of these.

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