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Chipotle – Bryant Park

Trying to get into this place for lunch is like moseying on over to the bread line in Manhattan in early 1932. I'm not sure when the line actually starts formin...
Cafe Metro (Midtown West)

Café Metro (Midtown West)

It's like a Café Metro on steroids. It has a large outdoor space that is like right there below Sixth Avenue in a giant sunken 70s living room-type thing. Despi...
Digby's Cafe

Digby’s Cafe

For some reason this joint reminds me of that weird, bi-polar mind-child cartoon, Ziggy. That or the weird, violent man-child hooligan from Trainspotting, B...
Osteria Stella

Osteria Stella

Tainted. A very apropos adjective to start off a review that stems from a work event. There's no way to remain impartial or cognizant of one's surroundings ...
Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill

Despite the fact all humans are Homo sapiens, I often find myself surprised that I share even an iota of chromosomal similarity to those around me. That guy in ...
Topaz Thai

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 underground Asian...
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Nation

There seems to be a lot of these Midtown bars that are kind of faceless in the way a five story walk up tenement on the Upper East Side is faceless. Sure, t...
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Red Garlic

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 it is. Wait, what the hell is garlic...
Subway Midtown West

Subway (Midtown West 2)

I've never taken a tally, but I'd be willing to bet there is one Subway for every eight people in New York City. That means that on any given day-if at least on...
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New World Grill

This place hardly qualifies as a restaurant. It's not that the food is bad or anything, but the actual "restaurant" consists of like three tables and about ...
The Irish Pub

The Irish Pub

Well, it is Irish. We know this because we heard at least two U2 songs as we drank a couple pints while the sun was still shining and the Times Square crowd fil...
Blockheads

Blockheads (Midtown West)

In the low-rent world of Mexican food, I suppose this could qualify as upscale. Now, that's comparing it to Chinese/Mexican joints like Taco & Tortilla King...
Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant

Apparently being old school allows you to jack up your prices. If Tony Bennett, that whore, has dined at your establishment more than twice, not only are you ob...
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Momo Sushi

Isn't Momo the name of a mime or a chimp or something? Maybe I'm thinking of Coco, but either way the name doesn't exactly inspire me to want to eat here. T...
KFC Midtown West

KFC (Midtown West)

To think that a large section of America thinks of this shit as food is an insult to food. To think that Kentucky Fried Chicken could fool every stupid American...
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 tuna-behi...
Olympic Diner

Olympic Diner

Do you like your lunch with a side of angry? Well, you'll certainly get your fill when the grumpy-ass Greek waiters argue over whose station you're going to...
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Ranch 1 (Midtown West)

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 and mar...