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Sep 12, 2011 01:16 PM

midtown dinner for 1

My husband is at 45th & 2nd overnight. Dining alone. Any recs within walking distance for a nice dinner? Thx.

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  1. First, the general principle, often stated on this board and elsewhere:

    New York City is almost uniquely solicitous of solo diners. A solo diner will probably feel comfortable eating ANYWHERE. So really, what you need are general recommendations.

    So then we need the usual details about budget and food preferences.

    1. Two Japanese places spring immediately to mind:

      1. If he likes pork and is on a medium budget, Katsuhama on 47th between 5th and Madison.

      2. If he's rich or has an unlimited expense account, Kurumazushi on the same block.

      11 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

      7 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

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      1. re: Sneakeater

        Menchanko-Tei for ramen if that's what he enjoys. Their Hakata Ramen is fantastic. Very satisfying meal, great value.

        Pampano is another possibility, though higher priced. Great Mexican, ask to seat upstairs.

        131 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

        209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

      2. Cibo might work (moderate prices). Cibo is located at Second Ave. & 41 St.

        767 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

        1. Tulsi, for haute Indian

          Sakagura or Sushi Yasuda for Japanese

          Grand Central Oyster Bar

          DB Bistro Moderne

          ...depends what "walking distance" is to him, really. To a lot of us NYCers, we'll easily walk 20, 25 blocks or more.

          Grand Central Oyster Bar
          89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

          Sushi Yasuda
          204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

          DB Bistro Moderne
          55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

          211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

          211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

          1. Thx to all who replied. He had a nice rooftop meal at Pampano. He'll keep the others in mind for his other nights. Thx again. Great suggestions.

            209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017