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Hi - I'm staying in midtown west for the evening and I'm looking for a can't miss, knock-your-socks-off meal. I'd like to stay away from Italian (I have my favorites here in Toronto) but other than that, I'm open to anything. Budget doesn't matter. No white tableclothes or 'hot spots' please - I'd prefer a more informal dining experience.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Where exactly are you staying (cross streets/intersection)?

    This is for tonight, a solo meal?

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    1. re: kathryn

      I'll be at 56th between 6th and 7th and yes, it'll be a solo meal. I've never had an amazing experience in the area (other than steakhouses for business meals - no interest in my free time) but I suspect it's more that I don't know where to go.

      1. re: smsiegel

        You're within a short walk of:
        Yakitori Totto
        Totto Ramen
        Ippudo Westside
        Szechuan Gourmet (West 56th branch)
        Pure Thai

        Also second Danji and Bar Room at the Modern.

        Bar Room at the Modern is a bit more upscale than the others I've mentioned but not white tablecloth.

        Marea (especially because it's Italian) and Le Bernardin's bar areas, while good, may not be what you're looking for.

        1. re: kathryn

          Great list, thanks all. Any recommendations at danji?

          1. re: smsiegel

            The bulgogi beef sliders, tofu, Korean fried chicken...

    2. Ma Peche
      Danji
      The Modern Bar Room

      1. The bar at Marea
        The Bar Room at Modern
        Bar Masa
        The Lounge at Le Bernardin