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Midtown - Best Eats?

smsiegel Oct 28, 2013 10:51 AM

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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    kathryn Oct 28, 2013 10:57 AM

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

    This is for tonight, a solo meal?

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    1. re: kathryn
      smsiegel Oct 28, 2013 12:59 PM

      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
        kathryn Oct 28, 2013 01:08 PM

        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
          smsiegel Oct 28, 2013 02:25 PM

          Great list, thanks all. Any recommendations at danji?

          1. re: smsiegel
            kathryn Oct 28, 2013 03:00 PM

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

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      MrGrumpy Oct 28, 2013 10:59 AM

      Ma Peche
      The Modern Bar Room

      1. ipsedixit Oct 28, 2013 11:10 AM

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

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