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Sunday evening dinner near 59th and Lexington

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remudaman Jun 1, 2011 08:31 AM

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. ellenost RE: remudaman Jun 1, 2011 11:12 AM

    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).

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

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      RGR RE: remudaman Jun 1, 2011 01:42 PM

      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.

      http://www.felidianyc.com/#

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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      Felidia
      243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

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        ellenost RE: RGR Jun 1, 2011 02:16 PM

        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. Phil Ogelos RE: remudaman Jun 1, 2011 04:25 PM

        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.

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        Brio
        137 E 61st St, New York, NY 10021

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          RGR RE: Phil Ogelos Jun 1, 2011 04:42 PM

          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.

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            Phil Ogelos RE: RGR Jun 2, 2011 03:46 AM

            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.

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              Stuartmc910 RE: Phil Ogelos Jun 2, 2011 11:59 AM

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

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          comiendosiempre RE: remudaman Jun 1, 2011 06:47 PM

          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.

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

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            marciamarciamarcia RE: remudaman Jun 1, 2011 08:10 PM

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

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

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              Jane A. RE: remudaman Jun 2, 2011 05:56 AM

              It's rarely mentioned here, but Teodora on 57th just off Lexington toward 3rd, is a very confortable Italian. http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

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              Teodora
              141 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

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                jinglejangle RE: remudaman Jun 2, 2011 07:43 PM

                Walk over to First Ave and go to Tiella. They take reservations. Incredibly friendly staff and amazing menu, w/homemade pastas and tiellas.
                http://www.tiellanyc.com/

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