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  • akp Sep 12, 2011 01:16 PM
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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.

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      Katsu-Hama
      11 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

      Kurumazushi
      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.

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        Menchanko-Tei
        131 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

        Pampano
        209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

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

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        Cibo
        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.

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          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

          Sakagura
          211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

          Tulsi
          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.

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            Pampano
            209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

            1. Hop in a cab or jump on the 6 train and go to Eataly!

              Also:

              Aquavit
              BLT Steak
              + 1 for Yasuda
              +1 The counter at Sakagura

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              Aquavit
              65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

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

              Sakagura
              211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

              BLT Steak
              106 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022

              Eataly
              200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010