Midtown West

Z Deli

Z Deli

You ain’t gonna see any linen napkins at this joint. Know why? There ain’t any tables. At this strictly take-out deli/bodega, you’ll find your typical…

Wu Liang Ye

Wu Liang Ye

What can we say about Midtown Chinese restaurants that hasn’t already been said? They’re fancy. They’re packed with dudes in suits. They’re overpriced. This isn’t…

Whiskey Trader

Whiskey Trader

The outside of this joint always makes me a little sad. It kind of looks like the outside of a sad camper. Like one of…

Wendy’s (Midtown West)

Wendy’s (Midtown West)

A double-decker Wendy’s! Just what this town needs is two levels of artery-clogging junk food. Although we have to give Wendy’s a nod over some…

Topaz

Topaz

Cheap Thai. You gotta love that combination. Subterranean cheap Thai. Less good, but still okay if you’re desperate for pad see yew. As far as…

Subway (Midtown West)

Subway (Midtown West)

Well, we’ll certainly give this place the efficiency award. They have the production line thing down to a science. One guy gets your bread, passes…

St. Andrews

St. Andrews

[CLOSED] If the phrase “if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap” is to be taken seriously, then by the transitive property of geometric theory, this place…

Seeda Thai

Seeda Thai

[CLOSED] For some reason I have a feeling this place doesn’t do a ton of business. Granted, there was absolutely nobody in the place the…

Schlotzsky’s

Schlotzsky’s

[CLOSED] There’s something perverse about a “deli” being a public company (Nasdaq: BUNZ), let alone being sold on Nasdaq, but this is the world we…

Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Chris

To be honest, we’re still a little confused about the name of this joint. I mean, if Mr. Hipster’s mom started a steakhouse would she…

Roy Rogers (Midtown West)

Roy Rogers (Midtown West)

[CLOSED] Horrendous doesn’t even begin to describe the food they serve up at this so-called restaurant. Flaccid fries, tasteless frozen chicken and green, watery roast…

Roseland Ballroom

Roseland Ballroom

[CLOSED] We’ve been here for tons of concerts over the years. This is one of the biggest–if not the biggest–venues in New York City. It’s…

Redeye Grill

Redeye Grill

Redeye Grill has the great honor of being the so-called “Home of the Dancing Shrimp.” They pay homage to these creatures with a couple giant…

Red Garlic

Red Garlic

[CLOSED] You won’t be surprised to know that most of the dishes at this Thai seafood joint have garlic in them. And what a fruit…

Ranch 1 (Midtown West)

Ranch 1 (Midtown West)

[CLOSED] The crown jewel of the Ranch 1 franchise, this location–right next to Letterman’s Late Show–is front and center to the throngs of curious tourists…

Printon 56

Printon 56

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve stood before a glass case at one of these lunch places looking at the same damned…

Pazza Notte

Pazza Notte

Rumor has it that there is food and hit served in this joint. I have my doubts. The only reason to come here, as far…