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Jun 1, 2011 08:31 AM

Sunday evening dinner near 59th and Lexington

Out of town Chowhound will be meeting friends for dinner on Sunday near 59th and Lexington. Any recommendation for a nearby American or Italian dining spot with good food and ambience? Thanks in advance.

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  1. You might want to try Park Avenue Spring. It's located at Park Ave. and E. 63 St. I've always had very good American food (both lunch and dinner).

    Park Avenue Cafe
    100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021

    1. Fishtail by David Burke is on 62nd, b/t Park & Lex. Excellent fish/seafood-centric American cuisine. Located in a townhouse. Dining rooms are on the second floor. I prefer the rear dining room with its elegant decor to the very splashy front space.

      Fishtail photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      Felidia is on 58th, b/t 2nd & 3rd. We've never been, but it is Lidia Bastianich's flagship and gets positive comments from Hounds who have dined there.



      243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

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      1. re: RGR

        I used to go to Felidia, and while I found the food to be good, the service was not. Tried it a few times, and finally gave up on them.

      2. I've always had good fare at Brio -a nice, creative Italian menu & fresh. The main door is on 61st just west of Lex, but through it you can reach a back room that's appreciably quieter and mellower.

        137 E 61st St, New York, NY 10021

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        1. re: Phil Ogelos

          We had lunch at Brio once quite a few years ago. I distinctly recall entering on Lex into a very pleasant dining room, and that there was a more casual area where pizza was served on the 61st St. side. Has that changed? In any case, we ordered pastas, and they were very tasty.


          1. re: RGR

            It's still the same, RGR; like the Cupping Room on Broome (is that place still around?), Brio is built around another business on the corner, so the two 'wings' of the dining room meet at a right angle. Brio is one of my go-to places when I'm in that neighbourhood -I find the food there consistently good.

            1. re: Phil Ogelos

              Brio for sure. Great place, especially with the outside seating on these beautiful evenings.

        2. David Burke townhouse is right there. They used to and might still have a great Sunday night prix fixe dinner. About $25, I think. Nice room, good food. That would be a good option. Also, the Post House if you want steak. The Cajun ribeye there is excellent. Summer, mentioned above, is also a food option.

          Post House
          28 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021

          1. Fig and olive is on Lex and 62nd ish. So good

            Fig & Olive
            808 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021