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Brunch and Dinner suggestions: no lines! Times Square

RamonaCleary | Jan 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Hi all,

My SO and I are coming to NYC from Montreal in 3 weeks, staying at the Hotel Intercontinental Times Square. It will be my first time! It's also our anniversary (and Valentine's day, not a big deal for us, but guessing places will be packed?). Arriving Thursday night Feb 14th, leaving Sunday the 17th. We plan to go to a Broadway show, hit the MOMA, try to see a comedy show, and shop a bit. And eat! We'll be on foot, or using the subway, willing to travel.

I've been scouring the board and found lots of good suggestions. But the mentions of long lines at places like Shopsin's are scaring me away.

Any suggestions for places that won't have a 40 minute wait, and aren't too expensive? Anything cool and hip? Especially for a good breakfast or brunch? To give you an idea of our tastes….Boyfriend loves French bistro, fondue, burgers, and Asian. I’m more adventurous, really looking forward to good sushi and Asian food (Chinese, Japanese, Thai). Recs for ramen or a good wonton soup in the area would be much appreciated. We want to try Shake Shake. Will Probably hit up a deli too? Into trying food carts, since Montreal doesn’t allow them. Love a good cocktail and beer. And of course, trying to avoid the Olive Garden and such.

Can’t wait to hear what the Chowhound gods have to offer…. ;)
Thanks in advance! Merci!

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