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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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    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.

    1. 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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        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.

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