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solo dining pre concert Sunday night

rcburli Jan 8, 2014 11:16 AM

I'll be in town in a few weeks on a Sunday night for an 8:30 concert at Carnegie Hall.
I would love a great dinner before, and I'm by myself. So, eating at the bar is probably in order.
Walking distance would be great but I'll hop in a cab too.
Would love to try Perla, Spotted Pig, Ma Peche...to name a few.

Not really concerned about price.

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    peter j RE: rcburli Jan 8, 2014 11:21 AM

    Le Bernardin
    The Modern
    Ma Peche

    Perla and Spotted Pig are probably too far downtown for a pre-concert dinner.

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      MarieLuncheonette RE: peter j Jan 8, 2014 01:09 PM

      le bernardin, betony, and the modern dining room are closed on sunday. but the bar room will be open.

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        rcburli RE: peter j Jan 30, 2014 02:35 PM

        I think I'm going with Ma Peche.
        Anything not to miss on the menu?
        I know it gets updated frequently, but what do they always have that is awesome?

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          Ttrockwood RE: rcburli Jan 30, 2014 08:48 PM

          The brussel sprouts. Seriously.

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            ellenost RE: Ttrockwood Jan 30, 2014 09:01 PM

            +1 for the Brussels sprouts. If you like a cold foie gras prep, Ma Peche has a delicious version. (Really everything is excellent). My favorite desserts are the chocolate Thai basil, and the peanut butter. Love the fried chicken too, but the whole chicken is too much for one person. My sister loved the cod--need to return to try it.

      2. Spiritchaser RE: rcburli Jan 8, 2014 11:41 AM

        In order to stay in the area around CH I like some of peter j's reccos with Betony and Le B being the top of the list. Quality Italian is nearby also. If you want something I little more downscale you could check out Kingside, it's gotten some negative reports because "critics" have said it's for tourists but I couldn't care less what they say, I liked the place when I ate at the bar.

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          Sneakeater RE: rcburli Jan 8, 2014 01:12 PM

          Bar at Betony
          Bar at Benoit
          Bar at Seasonal

          You'll be great.

          ETA -- Except Betony isn't open Sundays. So Seasonal or Benoit.

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            debinqueens RE: Sneakeater Jan 8, 2014 03:21 PM

            Benoit is ideal for solo dining in a nice setting. a bonus is that their "bar" also includes a smattering of two tops that they're happy to cede to solo diners at off hours.

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            premshree RE: rcburli Jan 8, 2014 04:43 PM

            Le Bernardin and Betony are great for solo dining at the bar, and very much in the area.

            1. ipsedixit RE: rcburli Jan 9, 2014 09:29 PM

              The bar at Rotisserie Georgette.

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