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ajb123 Jan 31, 2012 01:02 PM

well, thats it really. please no maxies or other trap places

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    Riverman500 RE: ajb123 Jan 31, 2012 01:32 PM

    Within 10 blocks:

    Modern Bar Room
    Kyotofu
    Momofuku Milk Bar
    La Bergamote (west 52nd and 10th)

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    Kyotofu
    705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    The Modern
    9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

    La Bergamote
    515 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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      sarahe1 RE: ajb123 Jan 31, 2012 01:40 PM

      I am a huge fan of Little Pie Company. It's on 43 and 9, and has some of the best pie on the planet. Order the sour cream apple walnut warmed up and topped with Bassett's ice cream for a real treat!

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      Little Pie Company
      424 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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        natdapp RE: ajb123 Jan 31, 2012 03:14 PM

        The Cafe Zaiya upstairs in the Kinokuniya bookstore has a mid-sized but tempting selection of desserts (cake slices, mousses, pastries) and a nice view of Bryant Park. More on the casual side but a pleasant place to hang out.

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        Cafe Zaiya
        1073 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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          adido RE: ajb123 Jan 31, 2012 03:35 PM

          Rock center is only one avenue away from Times Square. I work in the area so I know the ropes a little.

          Financier - 47th btw 7th and 6th
          Bouchon Bakery - 49th btw 6th and 5th
          Jacques Torres - underground in rock center
          Maison Du Chocolate - 48th btw 6th and 5th
          Minamoto Kitchoan - 48th btw 6th and 5th
          along with a cupcake tourist trap that actually has decent desserts that aren't cupcakes - don’t shoot me - it rhymes with Bagnolia. 6th ave and 48th?

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          La Maison du Chocolat
          30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

          Minamoto Kitchoan
          608 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020

          Magnolia Bakery
          1240 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

          Financier Patisserie
          1211 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

          Jacques Torres
          30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

          Bouchon Bakery
          1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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            Pan RE: adido Feb 1, 2012 12:31 AM

            La Maison du Chocolat is great, probably the best truffles I've had in Manhattan (just a very slight edge over Kee's). But chocolate truffles are expensive!

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              kathryn RE: adido Feb 1, 2012 07:56 AM

              Second all of these and would add on Amy's Bread.

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              Amy's Bread
              672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

            2. Motosport RE: ajb123 Feb 1, 2012 07:53 AM

              Junior's!!!!!!!!! They have been around (Brooklyn) forever and make fabulous sundaes, cakes and are known for their excellent cheesecake. My favorite is the strawberry cheese pie!!

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              Junior's
              1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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                kathryn RE: ajb123 Feb 1, 2012 07:57 AM

                Note to the OP: it would be helpful to know if you seek composed plates at a restaurant or takeout at a bakery or a slice of pie/cake/etc at a diner/cafe. And also what time you want dessert--some of the great options mentioned close around 5-6pm.

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