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Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

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Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

Hi everyone,

I have not posted in the NYC forum in a long time. I have always received wonderful advice from everyone.

I recently moved from Massachusetts to Connecticut. My husband and I are planning on spending a day in NYC within the next few weeks. We will be taking the train and arriving at Grand Central Station.

We are then going to go and take a walk along the High Line. Not sure if we will take a cab or another train over to that area.

I am looking for some early dinner suggestions. Something nice but not too stuffy. Maybe Italian or American.

We have to get back to Grand Central Station to take the train back home. I have seen the restaurants that are suggested in the Chelsea area. We have already eaten at Pastis. I was thinking of Union Square Café (another cab ride) but I see that it does not get very many positive reviews here on the forum. We can cab it anywhere in the city for a great meal. Looking to spend up to $35.00 per entrée.

I have not been to NYC in a couple of years so I am really out of the loop as far as restaurants go.

Are there any decent restaurants in the Grand Central Station area?

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

I recently took my parents to Red Cat (after we walked the high line) it was very good. lovely atmosphere. entrees range from $25 to $40 - not stuffy.

http://www.theredcat.com/redcat.php

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2. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

I wouldn't bother to cab to Chelsea just to eat. If you are going from the High Line or art galleries ON to dinner, that's another thing. Some places to consider near Grand Central:

DB Bistro Moderne

Lambs Club (I haven't been there)

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Benjamin Steak House

Patroon

In Chelsea, both Del Posto and Collichio and Sons are memorable, but at the top end of your range. Buddakan and Spice Market are equally memorable Asian Fusion in the area. You vaguely suggested you need a place that opens at 5? Not all fine restaurants do.

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3. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

Go to Scarpetta. Close to the high line. Make resvs asap if you decide to go

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4. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

Colicchio & Sons is also very good near the High Line. If you'd rather be closer to GCT, Ai Fiori in the Langham hotel or the Shop in the Andaz Fifth ave. are good as is Bryant Park Grill.

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5. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

Thanks for your great suggestions everyone! I was also thinking of Tia Pol but not sure if it is located near the High Line. I need to find a map of NYC.

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6. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

If you exit the High Line at 23rd Street you'll be very near to Tia Pol!

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7. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

Tia Pol is located on 10th Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd. So it looks like it is very close to the High Line. What does everyone think of that restaurant? Thank you!

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8. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

It's one of my favorite tapas restaurants. :)

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9. Re: Looking for suggestions for an early dinner in New York City

great place, but tiny and it gets crowded. There are others in the neighborhood if you cant get into Tia Pol.

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