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nakiska Jun 4, 2014 05:05 PM

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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    tex.s.toast RE: nakiska Jun 4, 2014 07:10 PM

    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

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

    - 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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      nakiska RE: tex.s.toast Jun 5, 2014 06:39 AM

      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!

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      kathryn RE: nakiska Jun 4, 2014 07:17 PM

      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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        nakiska RE: kathryn Jun 5, 2014 06:42 AM

        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 :)

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          kathryn RE: nakiska Jun 6, 2014 05:32 AM

          Make a reservation at Szechuan Gourmet on 39th.

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        avial RE: nakiska Jun 6, 2014 05:23 AM

        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. Monica RE: nakiska Jun 6, 2014 06:33 AM

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

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