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Nov 30, 2011 10:56 AM

Hearty bowl of soup near Carnegie Hall?

Can anyone recommend a place to get a hearty bowl of soup before a concert at Carnegie Hall? My first instinct was to go to Menkui Tei -- the chronically long lines at Totto Ramen put it out of contention -- but am looking for other ideas. I'm not stuck on Japanese and am open to all cuisines.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Hale and Hearty
    56th & 6th
    55th and 8th

    Whole Foods at Columbus Circle

    Whole Foods
    10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

    Hale & Hearty
    55 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. Maybe French Onion at La Bonne Soupe or Benoit? I tend to prefer Menchanko Tei on 55th to Menkui Tei for hearty Japanese soups.

      La Bonne Soupe
      48 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

      60 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

      1. Menchanko-Tei is great too.

        43 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019