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pktaske Jul 31, 2012 06:16 AM

Looking for a good place in Manhattan for an after game meal. We won't be dressed for business but still want as top-shelf a meal as possible. Thinking of a churriscaria but open to most other options. We will be driving but one guy will be taking the train back to CT so quick access afterwards is a plus.

I'll leave a report afterwards. thanks again.....Nick

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    kathryn Jul 31, 2012 06:29 AM

    How many people in your party?

    When is this meal? Early or late? Are you planning way in advance or for in a few days?

    What's your budget?

    For a casual ish, meat heavy guys night out, it sounds like you'd do well at Minetta Tavern. Maybe Takashi. I highly recommend making a reservation for either.

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      pktaske Jul 31, 2012 07:44 AM

      4. Its an afternoon game so anytime after 5pm. Tomorrow. Unlimited.

      Both restaurants look appetizing but oh so far south. Anything closer between Midtown and the Bronx?

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        RGR Jul 31, 2012 08:22 AM

        Keens

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          pktaske Jul 31, 2012 09:01 AM

          Keens is cool with Yankee jerseys and shorts?

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            RGR Jul 31, 2012 09:46 AM

            I don't imagine that would be a problem, but you can call the restaurant to check.

            Hill Country BBQ is a bit south of Midtown. Definitely no problem with jerseys and shorts there. For your friend returning to CT, two stops on the nearby 6 train to Grand Central.

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              pktaske Aug 2, 2012 07:01 AM

              Back from Keens. Not good. Wrote them an email and will follow up with group on details and their response.

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                RGR Aug 2, 2012 08:41 AM

                "Everything was good except the main meal. Steak (NYS) was tough and flavouless [sic]."

                That's your comment on the Wolfgang vs. Keens thread.

                Did you tell your waiter and request a replacement? I can understand writing an emal if a restaurant refuses to address a problem Did you give them the chance to do so?

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                  sugartoof Aug 3, 2012 09:42 AM

                  Keens is the last place I'd bother speaking to a manager. What for? So they can tell you their reputation, and claim nobody has sent a steak back before? Best to just send the food back and leave.

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        pktaske Aug 2, 2012 12:32 PM

        UPDATE -

        The bad news: Did not have a great meal at Keens last night. More specifically, did not have a great steak. Pretty much everything else about the night was spot on excepting the fact that all of our NY strips (3 to be exact) , while ample and cooked perfectly, were tough. Of course, this was more than disappointing.

        The good news: While I do not make a habit of it (in fact, never in my dining life), I wrote a short email this morning to the Keens staff. I received a call from them about 8 minutes later professionally apologizing and making amends. What a pleasant experience. Many other establishments of thier ilk should learn from them.

      3. Motosport Aug 2, 2012 07:25 AM

        How about Mickey Mantle's on Central Park South to stay in a Bronx Bomber mood?

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          RGR Aug 2, 2012 07:59 AM

          Mickey Mantle's has closed. In any case, you're a day late. He went to Keens.

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            Motosport Aug 2, 2012 08:01 AM

            OOPS! I've never been there but always wanted to go. Such is life! A dollar short and a day late.
            Go Yankees!

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          Pan Aug 3, 2012 09:45 PM

          I read through the whole thread, but for future reference, I often go straight to Chinatown after Yankees games, though those are usually night games. The D zips pretty quickly to Grand St., which is close to NY Noodletown. Not a place for steak, but their roast duck is excellent.

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