• Top 10 Dining Choices Near the UN, Plus a Rendezvous for Espresso

    by  • March 11, 2015 • UN EATS • 1 Comment


    Paname, on Second Avenue near 56th Street. The mood is thoroughly Parisian. IRWIN ARIEFF

    Looking for a place to eat while you’re in New York for the the Commission on the Status of Women? PassBlue’s UN Eats relieves the trial and error of finding a good place to eat around the United Nations. Below is the top 10 list of UN Eats reviews, chosen by PassBlue’s critic Irwin Arieff, of restaurants and cafes near the UN.

    Must have coffee? (Pennylane); lunch and dinner in Midtown East in New York City? French to Italian to Chinese to Spanish to lobster:

    Paname — A Warm Slice of Paris, Worth the Walk
    1068 Second Avenue between 56th and 57th Sts, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. M-Sat, 12:00 to 10:00 p.m Sunday

    Cafe China — Dropping in on Shanghai’s Golden Age
    13 E. 37th St. between Madison and Fifth Ave,11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday

    Soba Totto — Slurping Up Flavors With a Side of Noodles
    211 E 43rd St, 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. M-F, 6 pm to 11 p.m. Sat and 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Sunday

    Luke’s Lobster – Seafood Alfresco 207 E 43rd St, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday

    Crab roll with a side of spicy crab soup

    Luke’s Lobster on E. 43rd Street: Crab roll with a side of spicy crab soup.

    Socarrat – Where the Reigning Star Is Paella
    953 Second Avenue between 50th and 51st Sts, Call for times (212) 759-0101

    Alidoro – – Eat Like an Italian
    18 E 39th St, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F

    Blue Olive Market — Rack of Lamb to Go
    210 E 41st St, 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-F, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat, 8 a.m. -8 p.m. Sunday

    Sachi Asian Bistro — Asian Fusion That Shines With Star Power 717 2nd Ave, between 38 and 39 Streets, 12 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday

    Pennylane – Where the Blue-Badged Go to Get Caffeinated 305 E 45th St, 7 a.m. -6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

    Dag’s Patio Cafe — A New Spot, Worthy of Dag’s Plaza
    324 E 47th St, 7 a.m. -10 p.m. Saturday through Sunday

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    Irwin Arieff


    Irwin Arieff is a veteran writer and editor with extensive experience writing about international diplomacy and food, cooking and restaurants. Before leaving daily journalism in 2007, he was a Reuters correspondent for 23 years, serving in senior posts in Washington, Paris and New York as well as at the United Nations. He also wrote restaurant reviews for The Washington Post and Washington City Paper in the 1980s and 1990s with his wife, Deborah Baldwin.

    One Response to Top 10 Dining Choices Near the UN, Plus a Rendezvous for Espresso

    1. Kathryn De Lawter
      April 28, 2018 at 4:21 am

      Great to see these options of delectable tastes! Thanks Irwin!

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