Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14

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Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14

Ok, NY City, here I come! Where is the best place to take your date to eat? Opps! 10 -14 inches of Snow expected! Oh Well! I will be in the city on the 22nd of January. Metro North to Grand Central Terminal, or is it Grand Central Station. Might eat at the lower level of Grand Central Terminal, to avoid the deep snow...lol. I will take anyone's advice! Dinner time. Medium price. Thanks, Charlie.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/21 21:33:46 (permalink)
    It's certainly not cheap, but I love the food and the atmosphere of the Oyster Bar.  One bit of warning is that it can be loud, so it may be difficult to hear each other.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 04:35:41 (permalink)
    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!
      
     
    post edited by billyboy - 2014/01/22 04:50:32
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 06:30:25 (permalink)
    Katz Deli for the best Pastrami in the known world.  Also, if you have watched "When Harry Met Sally", you can sit at that table, and, perhaps, it might encourage your date for a command performance.   A Perfect Date Night!
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 07:25:30 (permalink)
    Thanks Guys!
       It is 7:25 am here, and I will be in the city around 1ish. I will check here again around noon time to see more post. Will do my homework before meeting her either 4:00 or 5:00 pm. Restaurant, is more of my style! But, I may let her decide, and I can be in a another World!........lol....... }}:^)
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 07:45:18 (permalink)
    Another vote for the Grand Central Oyster Bar. The City is going to be in a paralyzed mode, why go farther?
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 08:22:49 (permalink)
    Sorry guys, I just found out that the Oyster Bar is Closed until March! {{:^(    I'll keep looking, or what advice u gave!
     
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 09:03:11 (permalink)
    Honestly, the city isn't paralyzed.  We got about 12 inches of snow here in Manhattan but life/work goes on.  I walked in to work last night and the snow had already stopped.  The big thing today is that the temps are REALLY cold and it's supposed to be below zero with the wind chill.  If you're going to walk outside at all, bundle up!
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 09:27:56 (permalink)
    I never, ever go to NYC without making a stop at Zabar's.  Get the ingredients for a picnic lunch.  You'll have all of Central Park to yourselves today.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 09:57:55 (permalink)
    I love Zabar's also...but he may be in need of more of a sit down kinda place...
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 10:00:07 (permalink)

    post edited by pnwchef - 2014/01/22 10:01:24
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 10:00:09 (permalink)
    I think a Deli is a great place to have a first date. If she could eat a whole Pastrami sandwich at Katz's, there shouldn't be a second date. This kind of appetite could cost you millions over the years. If you think she may eat a lot, stop at Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery  keep a knish in your pocket. My last date has lasted 36 years, they start off saying "I don't eat much", the next date they eat the whole pizza...........Juniors, also a good idea for cheesecake.......Good luck, let us know how things went.........
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 10:13:53 (permalink)
    Date night?
     
    The Pointy Haired Guy was here, looked great!
     
    http://www.dinersdriveins...h-street-new-york.html
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 11:03:26 (permalink)
    You'll be hearing about this cold for a good long time...sooner or later...if you attempt to venture far.

    The Campbell Apartment is a charming warm cozy place (right upstairs) for a cocktail before or after dinner...

    http://hospitalityholding...hp?id=cambellapartment
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 11:36:48 (permalink)
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    I never, ever go to NYC without making a stop at Zabar's.  Get the ingredients for a picnic lunch.  You'll have all of Central Park to yourselves today.

    Central Park is delightful when the weather is right. I cannot imagine that today is that day.
     
    Assuming you've never done it, a great "date" place, while not at all Roadfood, is at the top of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. It is called "The View" lounge, and it provides, as you might expect, a spectacular rotating view of the Island. It is a nice place to grab a drink - not too pricey by New York City standards and then to dine elsewhere. Times Square, itself, is not the hub of Roadfood activity unless you want to go to the long-touted on this site Bubba Gump's. But, you are a short subway ride from any of the other delights of the city with easy access to the subway lines in Times Square.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 12:09:10 (permalink)
    Bad weather = no competition for the best park benches.
     
    As for me, on Sunday I'll be in Miami for a chili cook off.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 12:39:04 (permalink)
    I guess nothing says "great date" like frostbite.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 13:16:06 (permalink)
    The eskimos seem to do all right...just saying!
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 13:39:20 (permalink)
    It's been several years, but I had a nice dinner with a business colleague at the Pershing Square Cafe, across from Grand Central, and I think it would be pleasant for a date dinner.  It's not a roadfood destination, by any means, but it's convenient.
    http://www.pershingsquare.com/
     
    And I know it is closed at this point, but for the record, I have to say that my most recent meal at the Oyster Bar (2011, maybe?) was nothing to write home about, much to my dismay.  But I defer to others who have more up-to-date experience.
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 16:06:18 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete
    As for me, on Sunday I'll be in Miami for a chili cook off.

    Is this a hint that you will be driving up and/or down I-95 past my humble little burg again?
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    Re:Ok, NY City, here I come! Best Place to take a Date To!......1-21-14 2014/01/22 16:59:55 (permalink)
    On Saturday, I'll be driving down from Auburn University, and won't have time for any detours.  On Monday, though, the drive back to Nashville will be leisurely, and I would love to stop by your little burger.
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