Pomona is across the street from the Plaza Hotel and underneath the Paris Theater, and while you will find a $19 shrimp cocktail and a royal caviar eclair on the menu, this place doesn’t feel stuffy. There’s a casual bar space, a dining room with big orange leather booths, and music like Christine and the Queens on the speakers. The food is on the heavy side - they serve goose fat tater tots and a duck confit burger with duck skin mayo and duck jus. Come here when you want an upscale dinner and are OK with $40 entrees, but don’t want to feel out of place wearing jeans.
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Jerk Pan is a great Jamaican food truck that’s parked right next to the J.P. Morgan building on 48th and Park Avenue in Midtown East.
Aria Wine Bar
Aria Wine Bar in Hell’s Kitchen is a casual Italian wine bar that’s good for a date or some dinner before you see a show.
Blue Willow is an upscale Chinese restaurant in Midtown that specializes in Szechuan and Hunan food.
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Luke’s Lobster Garment District
Like their other locations around the city, Luke’s Lobster in the Garment District is a great place for lunch or a quick lobster roll.
Do you need a big place where you can eat a pricey steak with some people who never stray too far from Grand Central? Try Benjamin Steakhouse.
Sea Wolf is a seafood place right off the L train in Bushwick that has a solid Happy Hour and raw bar.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
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