DECENT EATS NEAR TIMES SQUARE

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Ok, you've found your way to the overcrowded hell that is Times Square. My condolences. Let me help you find something to eat that isn't an over priced tourist trap or chain restaurant. These restaurants are unicorns, but they do exist. 


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blue fin

Upscale pre-theater seafood & sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.

1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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danji

Upscale creative Korean small plates

346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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totto ramen

Minimalist Hell's Kitchen counter offering ramen soups in a basic setting.

366 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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gotan

Modern coffee shop featuring espresso drinks & daytime fare 

20 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

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photo: cbs new york

hakkasan

Cavernous outpost of a London-based chain showcasing modern Cantonese cuisine in a slick setting.

311 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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ippudo WESTSIDE

Japanese small plates & ramen 

321 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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coffeemania

Offshoot of a Russian-based chain for coffee drinks & upscale American & international fare.

5 Bryant Park, 1065 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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photo: toloache

toloache

Modern Mexican dishes in a festive atmosphere.

251 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

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sushi of gari

Creative sushi with an acclaimed chef's choice omakase menu 

347 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

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esca

Co-owner Mario Batali's upscale seafood spot serves local catches in an elegant setting.

402 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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shake shack

Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.

691 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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gabriel kreuther 

Sophisticated French cooking presented in chic, airy environs with salvaged-wood beams.

41 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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photo: pintrest

DOS CAMINOS

Vibrant cantina serving modern Mexican cuisine, made-to-order guacamole & tequila cocktails.

1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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photo: gotham mag

the lamb’s club

An expense-account crowd samples cocktails & steaks at this clubby, art deco-styled eatery.

132 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

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Del Frisco's

Opulently designed steakhouse 

1221 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036