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PENN station vicinity help needed!

I am meeting friends who need to find somewhere to eat in the vast wasteland near PENN. They wish to keep prices down but would enjoy a cocktail with dinner. Any help, greatly appreciated!!

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  1. You could potentially get cocktails at Bar Basque or The Breslin or the lobby of the Ace Hotel, and then go have some cheaper eats elsewhere.

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    The Breslin
    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    Bar Basque
    839 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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    1. re: kathryn

      look in penn staiton their is TRACKS it is on the LIRR level food and drinks...

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      Tracks
      1 Penn Plz, New York, NY 10119

      1. re: howster

        TRACKS is our fallback in the immediate area - their food and drinks are very good and reasonably-priced. Too late for it this year but they have a super softshell crab po'boy in season.

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        Tracks
        1 Penn Plz, New York, NY 10119

    2. There are a lot of Korean places a short walk from Penn, many with table top bbq, serve drinks and you can eat there for moderate prices... The area in the low to mid 30s near Broadway has a zillion places. If you google around, most folks agree that the Korean restaurants are pretty much the best you can do around Penn. I can't recall the two I liked that were close... but I met an out of town friend here and had a very good meal a couple of years ago. http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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      Wonjo
      23 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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      1. re: mcf

        I second the Korean joints - I spend a lot of time catching dinner around Penn, and they are the best bang for your buck - family plates and soju! Some of my consistent favorites are the upstairs of Kyo Chon for Korean fried chicken (never patient enough to wait at Bon Chon, plus they screwed a lot of people with the Living Social deal), Shilla or Don Bogam.

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        Shilla
        37 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

        Don's Bogam
        17 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

        KyoChon
        319 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: eightdevil

          I third this. These places are fun, inexpensive and good

          1. re: plf515

            I love Mad for Chicken!

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            Turntable Mad for Chicken
            314 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

      2. how big is your radius? it is far from a vast wasteland if you walk like a NYer. I'd start with Koreatown, as others have said, but there are many options. This is a case where Yelp would serve you well, search in a radius around Penn Station

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        1. re: thew

          Anyone have any recommendations for something to take out that we can bring on Amtrak? We are having a lunch during the day and our train is just after 5, so a little early for dinner out. Any suggestions welcome and appreciated.

          1. re: markabauman

            I like hitting Paris Baguette or Macaron Cafe for cute sandwiches and snacks, or if you're willing to walk a bit further, Kati Roll Co. on 39th street is another fave of mine.

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            Macaron Cafe
            485 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018

            Kati Roll Co.
            49 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

            Paris Baguette
            6 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

            1. re: eightdevil

              If you like Asian bakeries, Paris Baguette would be a good choice. They have a nice variety of pastries, breads, sandwiches, etc. It's my favorite Korean bakery - everything is fresh, most everything is tasty (there are a few exceptions, i.e. sweet garlic bread. WTH?) Nearby, there's Woorijip, which also has a variety of Korean small plates and snacks ready for take-out.

              As for a dinner w/ cocktails near Penn Station - there is Artisanal Bistro not too far away (32nd between Park & Mad) and aforementioned Breslin (29th between Bway & 5th,) both not exactly cheap but not terribly expensive either and most importantly, they serve good food.

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              Artisanal
              2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

              Woorijip
              12 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

              The Breslin
              20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

              Paris Baguette
              6 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

            2. re: markabauman

              This may help:
              http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...

              I bet Salumeria Biellese would hold up OK.

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              Salumeria Biellese
              376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

              1. re: kathryn

                Great recommendations; the Serious Eats page is an excellent resource. Thanks very much.