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Visiting New York City on Saturday


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Hey Guys,

I'm going to NYC on Saturday for fun - am definately going to Museum of Modern Art and wanted to know if there are any great places that stick out in your mind around that area in terms of food. I don't have any particular plans, other than the museum, so any and all suggestions are welcome. So...recommendations?

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I had a pretty spectacular solo lunch at the bar at the Bar Room last Saturday. MoMA was WAY too crowded (oh Brice Marden), so a cooldown was much needed. Complimentary dessert wine pairing with the sweets. Ain't so bad at all.

Oh, right, so, yes, Bar Room is highly recommended. :)

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BAR ROOM!!!! I'll add my voice to the chorus.

If you're looking for something super-casual, a 'wichcraft has just opened at 48th and 5th - wouldn't be a bad place for a quick sandwich.

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Really, it's a no-brainer.

Yeah, I know. I was hoping, however, for recommendations beyond the obvious. I'm going to be there the whole day so I wanted to check out the neighborhood stuff, too. Thoughts? Especially for cheap but good breakfast/brunch/lunch/snack places? Any cool ethnic restaurants?

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Ramen at Men Kui Tei on 56th and 6th ave. Cash only, cheap as chips and really good ramen (well, I'm no expert but it's always got a line out the door during lunch service). The #1 ramen (house) is super and their onigiri are really yummy.

Men Kui Tei, 60 W. 56th St. (btw. 5 & 6th), 212-757-1642

http://midtownlunch.com/blog/2006/07/26/men-kui-tei/

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Ooh, I'm loving the responses, and it's really helpful to include either the address or the phone number so that I can plan out my route. Thank you and keep 'em coming !

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What about street food? There's "The Cart" at 53rd and 6th Avenue for halal food after sundown. Make sure you get the night crew.

http://www.53rdand6th.com/

And the Burger Joint at Parker Meridien Hotel, located 119 W. 56 St between 6th & 7th Ave. Walk inside the lobby, turn to your left, go behind the curtain.

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I haven't been to the Midtown location of Menkui Tei, but I do frequent the East Village location, which has great gyoza, and I have heard from Japanese friends that the Midtown location also has great gyoza.

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