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Saturday, January 26, 2019

50 PLACES TO EAT NEAR TIMES SQUARE.....FROM CHEAP TO CHIC


50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes





Times Square - The Crossroads Of The World.

If there's one area in New York City that I know like the back of my hand, 
it's Times Square. 
For 30+ years, I worked in that neighborhood,
and even now, I'm frequently in the vicinity to meet friends for a meal, 
or to see a Broadway show.

A LOT of food has been consumed in Times Square by Yours Truly over the years.
 I've eaten at all kinds of places........
everything from street food to fancy-shmancy establishments. 
My palate doesn't discriminate.......
give me a soft pretzel with mustard from a street cart,
or a chef's tasting menu from one of the city's top restaurants.
I'll gobble up both with equal satisfaction.

 Although I'm sharing 50 places to eat in the area 
(which sounds like a lot, I know), 
there are HUNDREDS more!
In fact, you can barely take a step in and around Times Square
without stumbling upon a place to grab a bite. 
There's even a street dubbed "Restaurant Row" 
(W. 46th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues).

This isn't meant to be a "50 Best" list.....
rather, a sampling of the many different types of places  
one can find in the area,
based almost entirely on my own personal experiences.

So please........don't take offense if I left out some of your favorites.......
Heck, I left out some of my own!  
Kinda leaves the door open for a part 2, right? 

There's a lot of info in this post, and it's long.
I don't expect you to read every word,
but I hope you'll pin it and save it for future reference.
 
Please read "Things to Know," below........
it explains how I selected my list of 50,
and contains some info you may find helpful
 
* New York City Restaurant Week dates for 2019 are January 21- February 8.*
During this time, you can enjoy 2 and 3-course prix fixe meals
(Lunches - $26; Dinners - $42)
at some of the city's finest restaurants.
That's a deal, my friends! 
A number of places on my list are taking part. 
Click here for more information.



50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Times Square, Crossroads Of The World, New York City



  THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT 50 PLACES TO EAT:  


 1. I am listing places I've personally been to........well, with four exceptions (and I've been to a couple of those outside of Manhattan). I've noted them with asterisks. ***

2. My breakdown of cost is somewhat subjective, so please check out menu prices for yourself by clicking the For More Info link. I've grouped restaurants based on what I think is considered inexpensive, moderate, etc. according to NYC standards.  I've color-coded them for your convenience.

3. Many restaurants in the Times Square area offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, which are an excellent value. Don't assume an expensive restaurant is off-limits until you check out their specially-priced menus. Great deals can be had during "Restaurant Week," held twice a year (late January - mid February, and late July - mid August).

4. Don't assume restaurants in Times Square are tourist traps. Some of the finest restaurants in New York City, if not the country, are in this area, and are frequented by locals. However, I'd encourage you to avoid the chain restaurants that you can eat in at home. After all, you're in one of the greatest 'foodie" cities in the world!

5. For locations of the 50 restaurants on my list, please refer to the map I've included at the end of this post. While Times Square proper runs from W. 42nd to W. 47th Streets and from Broadway to 7th Avenue, the restaurants I've noted can be found between 
W. 40th to W. 50th Steets, and from 5th Avenue to 9th Avenue. Note: Avenue Of The Americas is also known as 6th Ave.

6. Reservations are recommended, if not required at many restaurants in the Moderate, Expensive and Very Expensive categories. As the theater district is adjacent to Times Square, most restaurants are extremely busy just before curtain time, so plan accordingly.

7. If you are dining pre-theater, it's always good to mention it to your server (some will even ask you). Most restaurants in the area are quite adept at moving pre-theater patrons in and out quickly. Conversely, if you don't have theater tickets, let them know so they don't rush your service.

8. Regarding attire, casual will suffice for Grab & Go, Inexpensive and Moderate eateries.  Business casual or dressy casual is suitable for Expensive restaurants. For Very Expensive restaurants, business, dressy casual, or festive attire is appropriate. Some may require men to wear jackets, so check with individual establishments if you are unsure.  

9. Please check the restaurant's website before heading to it to confirm hours of operation, etc. Although most places on my list have been around for years, things change in New York City, and restaurants may close, move, or change menus, chefs, and prices. 

LET'S EAT! 



GRAB & GO:


Street Food- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


  1.  STREET FOOD CARTS  
 
What:            Coffee, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Fruit, Ethnic Foods
Best For:      Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks  
Where:          Street corners everywhere
Good To Know:    
                      For hot dogs, Sabrett is tops.
                      In my humble opinion, street cart coffee is the best!
                      Seek out carts where office workers are lined up at lunchtime. 
                      They know which are the good ones.


       2.  PRET A MANGER  

      What:            Fresh,  high-quality pre-packaged soups, sandwiches, salads, 
                            baked goods and more, ready to grab off the shelf.
      Best For:      Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks 
      Where:         1071 6th Avenue. between 40th and 41st Streets
                           (Plus other locations throughout the city) 
      Good To Know:  
                           All unsold food is donated daily to local food rescue organizations. 
      For More Info, Click Here.


         3.  BRYANT PARK KIOSKS  

        What:           Beverages, sweet and savory pastries inside the park.
        Best For:     Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
        Where:         W. 40th - W. 42nd Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues
        Good To Know:   
                            There are plenty of tables and chairs scattered around the park 
                            (even in winter) to enjoy your food. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


         4.  WHOLE FOODS  

        What:           Upscale market with wide variety of natural and organic foods.
        Best For:     Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks     
        Where:         1095 Avenue of the Americas (aka 6th Ave.) between W. 41st and 
                             W. 42nd Streets
                             (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                             Weather-permitting, take your purchase across the street and eat 
                             in lovely Bryant Park.
        For More Info, Click Here


          5.  HALE & HEARTY SOUPS  

        What:           Soup made from scratch using fresh local ingredients. (Salads and 
                             sandwiches, too).
        Best For:     Lunch   
        Where:         49 W. 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city).
        Good To Know: 
                            Look for symbols on menus which designate Dairy Free, Gluten Free, 
                            Vegetarian, Low-Fat and Vegan.
        For More Info, Click Here.



        Joe & The Juice- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Joe & The Juice


         6.  JOE & THE JUICE  

        What:          Smoothies and shakes, sandwiches, coffee and more.
        Best For:    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
        Where:       1114 Avenue Of The Americas (aka 6th Ave.) between W.42nd 
                            and W. 43rd Streets
                           (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                           Juices come in three categories: Veggie, Energize and Berries.
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Patzeria Pizza- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Patzeria Pizza

          7.  PATZERIA PIZZA  

        What:          Pizza - among the best in NYC.
        Best For:    Lunch, Dinner, Snacks  
        Where:        231 W. 46th St. between 7th and 8th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                            There is one tiny counter inside, so you will mostly likely have to stand 
                            outside to eat your slice. Or, order a pie and take it back to your hotel room.

        For More Info, Click Here.


         8.  MAGNOLIA BAKERY   

        What:           Beautifully decorated cupcakes and cakes made famous by Sex & The City.
        Best For:     Dessert  
        Where:        1240 Avenue Of The Americas (aka 6th Ave.) at 49th Street 
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            Take a class in the store, and learn how to decorate like a boss. 
                            Nationwide shipping is available.
        For More Info, Click Here.
         


        INEXPENSIVE:



         9.  LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN  

        What:           Simple quality food, plus bread and pastries, with a Belgian twist.
        Best For:     Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
        Where:        70 W. 40th Street near 6th Avenue
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know: 
                            Table service with a larger menu is available in the rear of the restaurant.  
                            Communal tables enable patrons to share in tradition of breaking bread 
                            together. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


         10.  MAISON KAYSER   

        What:          An authentic artisanal French bakery and cafe
        Best For:    Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
        Where:        8 W. 40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know: 
                            The best bread you can get, this side of France.       
                            There is seating in the rear of the bakery.
        For More Info, Click Here.


          11.  SCHNIPPERS  

        What:           Old-fashioned American fast food (Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, 
                             Hot dogs, Shakes) plus plenty of healthy menu options.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner
        Where:         620 8th Avenue at 41st Street
                             (Plus other locations throughout the city) 
        Good To Know:  
                             A fast-food restaurant with high-quality food in a non-fussy environment.  
                             Lines move quickly. 
        For More Info, Click Here.



        Bluestone Lane- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Bluestone Lane


         12.  BLUESTONE LANE  

        What:          Coffee shop and quick bites; also serves beer and wine.
        Best For:    Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks 
        Where      1114 Avenue of The Americans (aka 6th Avenue) at W. 43rd St. in Grace Plaza
                           (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                           Try a "Wellness Latte" or cold-pressed juice.
        For More Info, Click Here.


         13.  RED FLAME DINER  

        What:         Typical diner fare serving everything from cold cereal to sirloin steaks.
        Best For:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
        Where:       67 W. 44th Street and 6th Avenue

        Good To Know:  
                           Be prepared to wait for a table during peak times. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


         14.  CITY KITCHEN   

        What:         Upscale food court with an interesting array of restauranteurs.
        Best For:    Lunch, Dinner 
        Where:       700 8th Avenue at 44th Street
        Good To Know:  
                           Have someone in your group scout for a table while others order.
        For More Info, Click Here.



        MODERATE:


         15.  CROTON RESERVOIR TAVERN  

        What:           Modern American cuisine in a comfortable and casual setting.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Dining, Drinks
        Where:        108 W. 40th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway           
        Good To Know:  
                             The restaurant was named for the historic Fortress Reservoir which 
                             stood on the site of the current NYC Library.
                             Check out the "Lunch At The Bar" specials.
        For More Info, Click Here.


          16.  DAFNI GREEK TAVERNA   

        What:           Authentic Greek cuisine at reasonable prices.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner
        Where       325 W. 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues  
        Good To Know: 
                            Save room for dessert, prepared fresh daily. Try the Galaktoboureko.
        For More Info, Click Here.

         
         17.  DALLAS BBQ  

        What:          Ribs, wings, and lots more.
        Best For:    Lunch, Dinner
        Where:        241 W. 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            Go for the early bird special on Mondays-Thursdays (see 
                            website for restrictions).
        For More Info, Click Here.


         18.  HARU   

        What:           A creative spin on sushi and other Japanese cuisine, 
                             in addition to all the usual favorites.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner  
        Where:        229 W. 43rd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue 
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            Check out the seasonal specials and cocktails. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Brooklyn Diner- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Brooklyn Diner


         19.  BROOKLYN DINER  

        What:          All-American comfort food with an emphasis on quintessential 
                            NYC-style favorites.
        Best For:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
        Where:       155 W. 43rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
                           (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know: 
                           The chicken soup, Chinese chicken salad, and cheeseburger deluxe 
                           were all voted the BEST OF NEW YORK by New York Magazine.
        For More Info, Click Here.


        HB Burger- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        HB Burger


         20.  HB BURGER    

        What:           Burgers and Brew, with an extensive craft beer menu.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner    
        Where:        127 W. 43rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                             For a lighter option, try the Southwest salad. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


        BXL Cafe- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        BXL Cafe


         21.  BXL CAFE   

        What:           A beer pub with a Belgian bistro menu and an impressive beer list.
        Best For:     Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks 
        Where:        125 W. 43rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:   
                            The $22 Prix Fixe lunch menu (at time of this publication) is a great deal.  
                            Also, check the menu for daily specials.
        For More Info, Click Here.


         22.  JOHN'S OF TIMES SQUARE  

        What:           NY's most famous coal-fired brick-oven pizza, and a whole lot more.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner  
        Where       260 W. 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
        Good To Know:
                            Be prepared to wait (especially pre-theater).
        For More Info, Click Here.


         23.  CARMINE'S  

        What:           Family-style Italian with generous portions meant for sharing at 
                             reasonable prices.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner  
        Where:        200 W. 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues   
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            It's best to go with a larger group, in order to sample a variety 
                            of the oversized portions. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Virgil's BBQ- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


         24.  VIRGIL'S REAL BARBECUE  

        What:            Southern-style comfort food in one of America's Top 10 BBQ restaurants.
        Best For:      Lunch, Dinner
        Where:         152 W. 44th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues 
                             (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know: 
                            Can't decide? Order the Pig Out Platter -- it's got everything!  
        For More Info, Click Here.


         25.  FIVE NAPKIN BURGER  

        What:           Burgers (and more) taken to a higher standard in an attractive setting.
        Best For:     Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
        Where:        630 9th Avenue at W. 45th Street 
                            Plus other locations throughout the city
        Good To Know:  
                             It's not just beef. There are veggie burgers, turkey burgers, 
                             chicken burgers, tuna burgers, salads, and even sushi.
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Junior's- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Junior's


         26.  JUNIOR'S  

        What:            An iconic NYC landmark with an extensive menu, featuring 
                              popular Brooklyn specialties.
        Best For:      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
        Where        1515 Broadway at W. 45th Street 
                             (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                             The original Junior's in Brooklyn was founded in 1950.
                             As the saying goes, "You haven't really lived until you've had 
                             cheesecake at Junior's."
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Akdeniz- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Akdeniz



         27.  AKDENIZ   

        What:           Authenitic Turkish cuisine in a cozy setting with reasonable prices.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner
        Where:        19 W. 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                            The entire menu (except for the BBQ Meatballs) is gluten free.
                            The prix fixe menu is an excellent value.
        For More Info, Click Here.


         28.  DOS CAMINOS  

        What:           Mexican cuisine and over 100 kinds of tequila in the heart of Times Square.
        Best For:     Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
        Where:        1567 Broadway at 47th Street
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            Sit upstairs for casual dining and window looking out on Times Square; 
                            Sit downstairs for more comfortable dining.
        For More Info, Click Here.


         29.  PATZERIA FAMILY AND FRIENDS  

        What:           Traditional Italian dishes at a great value in the heart of the theater district.
        Best For:      Lunch, Dinner 
        Where:         311 W. 48th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                             This no-frills restaurant is currently #96 out of 10,541 on Tripadvisor's 
                             NYC restaurants list. Not too shabby.
        For More Info, Click Here.



         30.  TOLOACHE  

        What:            Contemporary Mexican menu prepared by classically trained 
                              and renowned chef, Julian Medina.
        Best For:      Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
        Where:         251 W. 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues
                              (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know: 
                              It's pronounced toe-lo-AH-chay.
                              Three types of guacamole are served. Can't decide? Order the Trio de 
                              Guacamoles.
        For More Info, Click Here.
         


        EXPENSIVE:



        Bryant Park Grill- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Bryant Park Grill



         31.  BRYANT PARK GRILL  

        What:             Parisian-style cuisine in a sophisticated dining room overlooking Bryant Park.
        Best For:       Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
        Where:          25 W. 40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues          
        Good To Know: 
                              When weather permits, patio and rooftop dining/bar is available.  
        For More Info, Click Here.


         32.  TONY'S  DI NAPOLI   ***


        What:           Southern Neopolitan Italian fare served family style.
        Best For:     Lunch and Dinner
        Where:        147 W. 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway 
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            Large portions are meant to serve 2-3 people.
                            The restaurant has been a fixture in Times Square since 1959.
        For More Info, Click Here.
         

        Osteria al Doge- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Osteria al Doge


         33.  OSTERIA AL DOGE  

        What:          Venetian-inspired Italian cuisine in a charming setting.
        Best For:    Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
        Where:       142 W. 44th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                           The brunch prix-fixe menu is a terrific deal at $21.95 (price 
                           at time of this publication). 
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Cafe Un Deux Trois- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Cafe Un Deux Trois



         34.  CAFE UN DEUX TROIX  

        What:           French cuisine in an elegant space reminiscent of a cafe 
                             one might find in France. 
        Best For:     Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner  
        Where:        123 W. 44th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                            A staple in Times Square since 1977, the restaurant is a favorite of 
                            actors, politicians, and Broadway cast and crew members.  
        For More Info, Click Here.


        Saju Bistro- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Saju Bistro

         35.  SAJU BISTRO  

        What:         Authentic French Provencal cuisine in a casual bistro setting.
        Best For:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
        Where:      120 W. 44th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues        
        Good To Know:  
                           During summer months, celebrate Saju's Rosé Festival, 
                           and try some of the world's greatest rosé wines.
        For More Info, Click Here.



        Kellari Taverna- One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Kellari Taverna


         36.  KELLARI TAVERNA  

        What:          Greek Mediterranean-style seafood cuisine, where warmth 
                            and hospitality are central to the dining experience.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner
        Where:        19 W. 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                            Two and three-course Pre- and Post- Theater Prix Fixe menus 
                            are available daily. Check website for times and prices.
                            For a truly memorable experience, try the Chef's Menu Degustation, 
                            a six-course tasting menu with wine pairings  ($225pp at time of this 
                            publication). Must be booked 48 hours in advance.  
        For More Info, Click Here.


         37.  BECCO  

        What:            One of Lidia Bastianich's Italian popular eateries, located 
                              on famed Restaurant Row.
        Best For:      Lunch and Dinner 
        Where:         355 W. 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
        Good To Know: 
                             The Sinfonia de Paste, a trio of all-you-can pastas that change daily, 
                             may be the best deal in town: $20.95 for lunch; $25.95 for dinner
                             (at time of this publication). 
                             Also, an extensive wine list, with all priced at $33 per bottle.
        For More Info, Click Here.


         38.  LE RIVAGE   

        What:         Traditional French cuisine in a cozy, romantic French country 
                            atmosphere on Restaurant Row. 
        Best For:    Brunch, Lunch, Dinner 
        Where:        340 W. 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
        Good To Know:  
                            Reasonably priced three-course prix fixe menus are available, 
                            making this an ideal stop before the theater.
        For More Info, Click Here.
         

        Bond 45 - One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Bond 45


         39.  BOND 45  

        What:           Italian kitchen and bar with an extensive menu in a sprawling space. 
        Best For:     Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner 
        Where:        223 W. 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues
        Good To Know:
                            Best known for its impressive vegetable antipasto bar. 
                            In addition to a wide-ranging lunch and dinner menu, breakfast is 
                            available all day. 
                            Bond 45 regularly attracts Broadway performers whoo pop in for a bite or drink
                            after their performances.  
        For More Info, Click Here.


         40.  TRATTORIA TRE COLORI   

        What:          Classic Italian like mama used to make in a cozy setting.
        Best For:    Lunch and Dinner
        Where:        254 W. 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
        Good To Know: 
                            Specialties of the house include lasagna, ravioli, chicken scarpariello, 
                            veal martini, and homemade tiramisu. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


         41.  BLUE FIN   

        What:           Upscale seafood and sushi restaurant with sleek interior design.
        Best For:     Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
        Where       1567 Broadway at W. 47th Street
        Good To Know: 
                            Check the Events section of the website for special happenings. 
                            For example, attend the "I 💙 NY WINE DINNER" , a chef-inspired 
                            five-course dinner and wine pairing, on Feb. 11, 2019.   
        For More Info, Click Here.


         42.  LA MASSERIA   

        What:          Southern Italian in an old-world setting; a "farmhouse in the middle 
                            of Manhattan."
        Best For:    Lunch, Dinner 
        Where:        235 W. 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue  
        Good To Know:  
                            La Masseria has received numerous accolades, including the  
                            Concierge Choice Award as "Best Restaurant in Times Square"; 
                            The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for having one of the most 
                            outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world, and the Michelin Guide 
                            calls it one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. 
        For More Info, Click Here.


         43.  THALIA    ***

        What:           New American fare that is locally sourced, and globally inspired.
        Best For:     Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
        Where:         828 8th Avenue at 50th Street 
        Good To Know:  
                             Check out the Thalia Kitchen take-out menu for prepared-from-
                             scratch soups, salads, sushi, entrees and more. 
        For More Info, Click Here.
         

        VERY EXPENSIVE / FINE DINING:


         44.  AUREOLE  

        What:           Progressive New American cuisine in a contemporary urban elegant setting.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner
        Where:        135 W. 42nd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
        Good To Know:  
                            Dinner options include a six-course tasting menu or a 3-course menu: $145 
                            and $104, respectively (at time of this publication).
                            The Liberty Room offers a more casual a la carte dining option. 
                            In warmer weather, the outdoor Patio serves bar bites and drinks under 
                            a breezeway roof. 
        For more info, click here.


         45.  ESCA  

        What:           Southern Italian trattoria specializing in exceptional simply-prepared seafood. 
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner  
        Where:        402 W. 43rd Street at 9th Avenue 
        Good To Know:  
                            An outdoor patio is available when weather permits.
        For more info, click here.


         46.  STK  

        What:           A modern steakhouse and a chic lounge, all in one. As they say,  
                             "This is not your daddy's steakhouse."
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
        Where:        1114 Avenue Of The Americas (aka 6th Ave.) at W. 43rd Street
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city) 
        Good To Know: 
                            STK "Social Hour" with a DJ is held every day from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. 
                             In warmer months, grab a drink or eat on the outdoor patio in Grace Plaza.  
        For more info, click here.



        DB Bistro Moderne - One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        db Bistro Moderne



         47.  db BISTRO MODERNE  

        What:          Chef Daniel Boulud's chic Modern French bistro.
        Best For:    Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner 
        Where:       55 W. 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues 
        Good To Know:  
                           Famous for the db Burger, stuffed with red wine-braised short ribs, 
                           foie gras and black truffle. 
        For more info, click here.


        Bobby Van's - One of  50 Places To Eat Near Tiimes Square - From Cheap To Chic! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
        Bobby Van's

         48.  BOBBY VAN'S   ***

        What:          Upscale classic steakhouse. It's not just beef.
        Best For:    Lunch, Dinner
        Where      120 W. 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues    
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)   
        Good To Know: 
                             Check out BV's Burger, a takeout location (120 W. 45th Street)  
                             with the same high-quality food as their restaurants, offering burgers, 
                            salads, soups, pizzas, and more -- even breakfast. 
        For more info, click here


         49. DEL FRISCO'S  

        What:           Exceptional, high-end classic American steakhouse.
        Best For:     Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
        Where:        1221 Avenue of the Americas (aka 6th Ave.) at W. 49th Street 
        Good To Know: 
                            Floor-to-ceiling windows offer diners spectacular views of 6th Avenue, 
                            with Radio City Music Hall right across the street. 
        For more info, click here.


         50.  THE PALM WEST SIDE   ***

        What:           Iconic NY steakhouse serving aged USDA Prime beef, but equally known 
                             for large, broiled lobster tails, fresh-caught daily from Nova Scotia.
        Best For:     Lunch and Dinner 
        Where       250 W. 50th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
                            (Plus other locations throughout the city)
        Good To Know:  
                            The first Palm restaurant was opened in 1926, and has been a 
                            NYC institution ever since.
        For more info, click here.








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        11 comments:

        1. You really did your homework with this one Amy! I can’t begin to imagine the amount of work that went into this. Very useful post, and I’m going to scroll back up and click on some of the links to explore a bit more.

          Many I’ve been to, but just as many I haven’t, and some I’ve never even heard of. Even though this was a LOT of work, I’m going to suggest you take it one step further and perhaps talk about other places in the area like ‘best places to find a bargain on a designer handbag (no knockoffs!), fun things to do on a Saturday night, best comedy, best hotels, best Airbnb’s, etc. In other words, not just Times Square and not just food necessarily. Endless post ideas, right!

          Well done Amy, and I hope you’re keeping warm :).

          xxx

          P.S. any chance you can eliminate your captcha? It asks me about five times and it takes forever to comment.

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        2. This is awesome Amy. New York is on my bucket list. Terry would love to go to the 911 memorial someday.
          Some of these places sound so wonderful. This is really great information. Thanks for sharing.
          Hugs,
          Kris

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        3. This is fabulous!! Such great information, even for native New Yorkers like my husband who hasn't lived there in over 30 years ;-/ Pinning this for our next trip.

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        4. Wow, Amy! This must've taken a long time to put such a comprehensively detailed list together - thank you! Definitely pinned!

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        5. Hi Amy, wow what a fantastic post. I have been to a lot of these restaurants and some new ones there i’d love to try also. :)

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        6. Wow! Like the others here, I'm amazed at the time you must have spent putting this together. Anyone who is going to NYC would benefit from your knowledge and personal experience on this subject. I got hungry just from reading it! I must look for this post on my FB page and share it. Amazing job, Amy!

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        7. This post deserves to be bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

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        8. Sorry about being behind. Reeses eyes pushed everything a week out of wack.

          Super post and a lot of work. Doreen made me laugh with her suggestion. She's putting you to work 😏. I agree with these idea though.

          When we went to the City we ate at Fresco by Scotto the most. The creamy polenta kept calling us. Great food.

          Miss going to eat in NY. Bathrooms either too tight or upstairs. Maybe some day with new medication.

          You always amaze me with your knowledge of the City. I know you worked there for years but I bet you know more than some New Yorkers

          Cindy

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        9. I'm hungry just reading this! NYC sure does have some great food places!

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        10. This should be an e-book or guide book! What a lot of work went into this one!! Much appreciated and this will be a keeper of a reference for me!

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        11. What an incredible list, Amy! Everyone should Pin this post! Thanks for linking up to Take Me Away this month. Always great to see where you've been!
          Shelley

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