It's Grand Central Terminal. Do take a few moments to admire the Great Hall (excellent for people watching) with the clock in the middle and the constellations on the ceiling. And also the Whispering Corridor just outside of the Oyster Bar. You and your date can stand in opposite corners of the corridor, facing your respective walls and whisper to each other and hear EVERYTHING! So cool.
Good call on the Oyster Bar, BB.
charlieb, when you say "medium price", how much are you looking to spend, per person? Are you looking for a fast casual type of place (i.e. Shake Shack) or something a little more high end? Junior's
in the dining concourse is good too. Classic cheesecake, corned beef, pastrami, deli-style food. Been there many times and love it. Not a "date place" per se but I guess that depends if it's a first date, 21st date, etc...
Or you could share a pizza pie at Lombardi's
on Spring Street. You can catch the 6 train at Grand Central and take it right to Spring Street and then it's just a 2 block walk from the subway station. The one down side is that they don't take reservations and there can be a line out the door, but if the weather is still rough then you might have an easy time getting in.
Or head down to the corner of Houston Street & Ludlow Street for some proper brisket sandwiches, pastrami reubens, pickles and Dr. Brown's Black Cherry soda at Katz's Delicatessen
. Just take the 6 train to Bleecker Street and transfer to the F train. Take the F train to the 2nd Avenue stop and you're about a 4 block walk from steamed meat bliss!
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