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rockinrobyn826 Feb 26, 2012 10:50 PM

Hi all, I'm coming to NY soon with my bf and my parents. We are staying @ the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square. Looking for good breakfast/dinner places close by. Also we will be doing the statue of libery & Ellis Island tour followed by the 9/11 memorial. Any great places to eat close by the 9/11 memorial? We plan on hitting Scarpetta one night, but right now that is all the dinner reservations I have planned. Oh, and I definitely want to hit The View Lounge...perhaps not to fully dine, but probably cheese/dessert special while taking in the views of the city.

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    kathryn Feb 27, 2012 06:17 AM

    The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square is on 8th and 48th, which is good, since you're actually closer to Hell's Kitchen, a neighborhood with some great restaurants.

    Good eats near Times Square:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820480#6978989

    Breakfast near Times Square: I assume you're looking for weekday breakfast and not weekend brunch. (If you're looking for weekend brunch, you'll have more options in Hell's Kitchen.

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    For breakfast, if you're OK with a bakery: go to Rockefeller Center (a short walk to 6th Ave from where you are staying) you have a few options. 'wichcraft does good breakfast sandwiches and has a great sticky bun alongside some other pastries. Bouchon Bakery just opened as well as Jacques Torres.

    http://www.rockefellercenter.com/shop-and-eat/bouchon-bakery/
    http://www.rockefellercenter.com/shop-and-eat/wichcraft/
    http://www.rockefellercenter.com/shop-and-eat/jacques-torres/

    If you want to combine something more "touristy" with your coffee and pastry, I would go to the location of Joe the Art of Coffee inside of Grand Central, and pick up coffee & some Doughnut Plant doughnuts and/or some Ceci-Cela croissants. Takeout only.

    A little bit further away is Amy's Bread (9th Ave and 47th), one of the better bakeries in town. Mostly takeout, but has some seating, not a lot. Le Pain Quotidien on 6th Avenue and 50th St is a chain but a good one, although a bit pricey.

    If you want something more sit-down, try DB Bistro Moderne on 44th St., b/t 5th & 6th, by Daniel Boulud of Daniel restaurant fame.

    Where to eat near the 9-11 Memorial:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813033

    There's also a Shake Shack nearby and North End Grill just opened.

    You may be exhausted after doing the Statue of Liberty AND Ellis Island AND the 9-11 Memorial, though. That is a very long day's itinerary, and I'm not sure what mood I'd be in after seeing the memorial -- if I'd want something loud or quiet or what.

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

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

    Joe the Art of Coffee
    89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

    'wichcraft
    1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

    Jacques Torres
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

    North End Grill
    104 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

    Bouchon Bakery
    1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

    Shake Shack
    215 Murray St, New York, NY 10282

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