For those seeking out Gan Eden, at 74 West 47th St off of 6th Ave, for a diamond district lunch, as I did today having read about it here, I regret to report that it no longer exists. But a little farther down, on the fourth floor of 46 West 47th St, is an Uzbek-Bukharian place called Taam-Tov. Now, I don't know much about this cuisine, but I had a tasty bakhsh, a greenish Bukharian chicken-pilaf ($5.99), a little heavy on the oil but quite satisying, and a samsa ($1.99), a meat-and-onions pie bisected on top by two crisped axes of dough. Topologically speaking, kind of like a central asian hot cross bun.
So for those languishing in the deserts of midtown financial services, I would recommend it, partly for the food, which I have a feeling promises even greater deliciousness for someone ordering more savvily than I (I'm curious about the borscht and the manty), but also for the democratic charm of the place (I had a very nice conversation with the jewelry manufacturer at whose table the proprietress deposited me).
Also, anyone else who has been there, can you recommend favorite dishes? Thanks!
Taam-Tov (Good taste?)
46 West 47th Street, 4th Floor