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Apr 1, 2013 03:35 PM

Non Sports Bar to watch the Final Four in NYC

My husband and I are meeting friends for dinner in NYC. He really wants to watch the basketball game, so I told him if he can find me an upscale restaurant that isn't a loud sports bar with big crowds and mediocre food, I would try to sell it to the rest of the crowd. Just looking for TVs visible to tables, sound not really necessary. Any ideas?

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  1. Fireside in the Omni on 51st and Madison has a wall of TVs in the bar area which is open to the restaurant - food is as desired, acceptable, edible but unimaginative and while overly priced not outrageously priced, should be fairly quiet on Saturday night

    1. If you are up for a steakhouse, you can make a reservation at Benjamin's on 41st street. But you have to request the table upstairs near the TV -- specifically say you want to dine and watch the games. I have done this before and it has worked out other time we tried they forgot to note we wanted the table next to the TV and it ended up....well, not so well.