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Within Walking Distance of The Kitano

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towojo Oct 22, 2012 06:40 PM

Looking for casual dining for lunch and dinner within walking distance of The Kitano - 66 Park Avenue.

Thanks

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    bifpocaroba Oct 25, 2012 10:03 AM

    Park Avenue Tavern is across the street.

    http://www.parkavenuetavernnyc.com/in...

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      towojo Oct 24, 2012 04:23 PM

      Thanks for all the great ideas everyone!

      1. Motosport Oct 23, 2012 01:18 PM

        Rossini's just down E38th for good old style red sauce Italian
        On Lexington is:
        Rare @ E 37
        Mapo Tofu and Hunan Manor @ 40 ST
        Below E 34 St on Lexington
        Da Ciro Excellent Italian
        Marcony Excellent Italian
        Penelope for breakfast
        Vezzo for good thin crust pizza
        Don't forget the Grand Central Oyster Bar for oysters and chowder. The rest of the menu is not memorable.
        If you like Jazz the club @ the Kitano is excellent but there are better dinner choices
        L'Express down Park Ave is open 24/7 and has decent food fr a late night snack.

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          Pan Oct 23, 2012 05:17 PM

          I don't mean to dis your list, but I have a reaction to your remark on L'Expresse. Now, granted this is over 4 years ago, but I found L'Expresse mediocre and aggressively overpriced. So yeah, "decent," but I wouldn't rush back (and haven't).

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            Motosport Oct 23, 2012 07:03 PM

            When it's 3 AM and you would like a nice lamburger, onion soup, bowl of mussels or espresso and dessert it is an oasis in a sea of mediocre 24/7 diners.
            The same goes for French Roast their sister on the UWS.

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              Pan Oct 23, 2012 07:41 PM

              OK, I get your point. I would call both places mediocre, but relative to a crappy diner, they're better than that.

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                Motosport Oct 24, 2012 07:39 AM

                It's 3 AM? Where else do you go to get real food? We like L'express because it's close by.
                We split a salad, lamburger, fries and dessert. K.I.S.S.!!
                Otherwise, we hit Great NY Noodletown.

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          Elizabeth E. Oct 23, 2012 11:20 AM

          Madison Bistro (Madison and 27th)
          Rare Burger (Lexington and 37th)
          Smorgas Chef (Park between 37 and 38)

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            foodwhisperer Oct 23, 2012 06:15 AM

            Hakubai is right in the Kitano. It is where Sono-san the chef from the Michelin Starred Kyo Ya worked for many years. I would certainly go there.

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              comiendosiempre Oct 22, 2012 07:22 PM

              Cafe China is about a block away. Great lunch option.

              Very good bagels at Daniel's, at 37th and Third.
              Have fun.

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              1. re: comiendosiempre
                LeahBaila Oct 24, 2012 12:13 PM

                Second Cafe China and Artisanal

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                thegforceny Oct 22, 2012 06:57 PM

                (That's Park and 38th, btw)

                Ai Fiori
                Artisanal
                Wolfgangs

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