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Jun 4, 2014 05:05 PM

Recos for late dinner @ local joint near Marriott Marquis

Looking for recommendations for dinner at a locally owned joint near the Marriott Marquis. Most restaurants near there are yucky chains. Friend and I will be arriving around 8:00pm on a Friday in late July and want to walk to some place yummy. Ideas?

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  1. while the area is, undoubtebly, saturated with generic chain crap youre rather close (by manhattan walking standards) to many non-chain options just an avenue or two west. search "hells kitchen" in the upper right hand corner of your browser and look at some existing threads, or perhaps reply back with more of what you are looking for (beside non chain) so folks can give you more guidance.

    here are a number of options at a variety of price points

    - havent been to that location of xiian famous foods so i cant comment on seating there but Pure Thai for noodles/soups, Don Antonio for neopolitan pizza, and Danji for semi-modern korean are all worth checking out.

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    1. re: tex.s.toast

      Thanks tex.s.toast! I forgot about Hells Kitchen being nearby, which might offer some good options. I appreciate the link as well. Enjoy the day!

    2. Friday 8pm is not late in NYC. It's prime time.

      You could do anywhere in Midtown, basically, if you're willing to walk and potentially wait for a table.

      What's your budget, per person, before tax, tip, alcohol?

      Cuisines you prefer?

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      1. re: kathryn

        Hi Kathryn -- We're coming in from the West Coast and will be hungry, so we're trying not to walk more than 6 blocks or so. We're not budget conscious, but we will be dressed pretty casually, so some of the finer joints are probably not on our list for Friday. I'm hoping for a place that takes reservations so that we don't have to wait for a table. Any/all cuisines are in play, we a couple of foodies :)

        1. re: nakiska

          Make a reservation at Szechuan Gourmet on 39th.

      2. Sake Bar Hagi nr. 49th+7th, is my go to for TSQ non-chain food, the wait can be bad, especially on a Friday night at 8pm

        Oceana for something nicer and pricier

        the Serious Eats map is great, just be aware that some spots are not open at night such as some of the food trucks/carts.

        1. Marseille or shake shack or Junior's right across the street if you really want something close to your hotel.