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Weekday Solo Dining in the Times Square district - Help me choose.

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Weekday Solo Dining in the Times Square district - Help me choose.

Apple | Mar 15, 2011 07:40 PM

I am headed to NYC next week for a conference. I will be staying in the Times Square area and unfortunately the days are long so I won't have much time to explore such a large city. So all I have are my dinners & breakfasts to get a taste of NY. I have no pretensions of looking for something non-touristy as I recognize I am in a very touristy part of the city.

I live in Toronto - we have all kinds of ethnic foods...(of varying quality)... so I don't necessarily need an "ethnic" experience unless it is quite sublime. I only have 4 dinners so I don't want to waste them - help me choose. Budget isn't really a consideration.

So far here is what I have in mind....

Ma Peche - and probably a stop at momofuko milk bar before I head home
Le Benardin - do they have a bar area?
Szechuan Gourmet
Jean Georges - not available
Hagi - on 49th street

For breakfast - probably le pain quotidien... I am not opposed to wandering around and stumbling upon a breakfast place. Although great coffee would be nice.

Are there any other things I should consider? I am open to other ideas - eg. casual street food. Toronto's street food culture is non-existent so I would be open to this as well.

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Hagi
152 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

Szechuan Gourmet
21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

Ma Peche
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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