Friday, March 26, 2010

Flatiron District, 16th Street Between Union Square West and Fifth Avenue

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Three more restaurants on this block.


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This is the restaurant that started the whole Union Square resurgence:  Union Square Cafe, which opened in 1985.  It was Danny Meyers' first restaurant, and was considered revolutionary because the staff was so nice.  New Yorkers discovered that while they prided themselves on being tough, they actually enjoyed being welcomed and smiled upon.

Since then, Meyers has built an empire of high end restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, 11 Madison Park, Tabla and Blue Smoke, and all of them are notable for how nice everyone is.  Also the food is great.



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And here is a restaurant of a different sort:  Chat 'n Chew.  It serves things like macaroni and cheese and fried chicken and coca-cola cake.  I did not know until now that Chat 'n Chew, Steak Frites, coming up in next photo, and Sushi Samba are all owned by Andrew Silverman.



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Yes, here is Steak Frites, at the bottom, but I wanted to show you this building because of how ornate it is.  Enlarge it and check out the details.

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