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Pershing Square Central Cafe: Grand Central: Diner
This was a great experience for me. The location opposite Grand Central Terminal is great, and would expect to drag in the crowds, but we timed it for a late lunch and got seats without reservations. Its placement, wedged under the Park Avenue Viaduct is quite something and really makes it stand out. The decor lends the place a 30s diner feel, and transports you back to a time when the Grand Central Terminal would have been in its heyday. The food though is modern, tasty and well presented, and with prices that are surprisingly reasonable for the quality and location. Best of all was the service, which was polite, informed, and made us feel like regulars instead of just tourists.
Pershing Square Café: Good food, great location – service less so!
Tucked under the “bridge” formed by Park Avenue’s climb above Grand Central Station, this busy, buzzy restaurant makes the most of this unusual location. The décor incorporates some architectural ironwork, and the long thin space is highlighted with a long thin bar along one side.
We had a tasty lunch here, though a little spoilt by some erratic service. As it was a Sunday we chose from the diner-style brunch menu. My Cobb Salad was really good, with generous helpings of turkey, avocado, freshly roasted corn, blue cheese, tomatoes and fresh leaves. Chris had a turkey burger, which was OK, but at first arrived without the advertised cheese and other trimmings and had to be sent back. His freshly squeezed grapefruit juice however was highly praised!
There are some outside tables, by the way, but a little close to traffic fumes for my liking, and in any case, on a day when the temperature hit record highs for mid September in some parts of the city, it felt good to get indoors and benefit from a blast of cooling A/C.
Pershing Square: Great place for breakfast
As far as I was told by my wonderful tourist guide, Pershing Square is a pretty popular spot for breakfast... not that it's open only at that time of the day, but it looks like new yorkers like to go there for their first meal before going to work. The place is a bit pricey but the food is very nice and the service is pretty good as well. Plus, it's very centrally located next to Grand Central Station, a few steps away from the subway station.
Favorite Dish: Eggs Benedict on an English muffin! They were really GREAT!
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Pershing Square: A Restaurant Near Grand Central Station
This restaurant is elegantly decorated with rich colors. It is very spacious (to be built under a bridge) and has an open bar with big windows, allowing the light to enter.
The menu has many interesting choices: lamb, veal chop, salmon, tuna and pasta. All the items are very very good. I've been here a number of times and each time has been excellent!
Service is good, but try to go in the evening rather than lunch. It gets hectic with business lunches and you won't get a table unless you have a reservation.
One of my favorite things to do is have a cool drink at the BUZZ BAR and chat with my friends, co-workers and the bartender-who is oh so friendly! (Buzz Bar is named for the owner - Buzzy O'Keefe)
Favorite Dish: My favorite dishes are the : chicken pot pie-allow it to cool, as it will burn your tongue and the yellow and red beet salad with radicchio and warm goat cheese! To die for!
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