Monday, June 18, 2007

Pershing Square Restaurant

Here is the Pershing Square Restaurant that is under the bridge in yesterday's photo and located across 42nd Street from Grand Central Station. The front of the restaurant (in this photo) may look like a greasy diner from the outside but there is a beautiful dining space inside. But if you prefer to hang out and get something to drink, it has great outdoor seatings at the corner too.

I used to work on Park Avenue and this was a favorite place to meet up with friends after work. A lot of New York commuters who work in city and live in the suburbs of Long Island or upstate New York come here to relax before taking the trian home at the Grand Central Station. Here is another photo of the restaurant under the bridge.

Do you have a place to meet for drinks with coworkers before heading home?

24 comments:

Belinda said...

OH WOW......I didn't expect that! So colourful and bright. Love it!

I don't have a "usual" meeting place as such, but catching up with friends is normally at bars or cafes central to us all. Everything is driving distance in Perth...too sprawling to walk and our public transport system is shocking, especially at the weekends.

Karola&Pamp said...

I think that our problem is we are not able to adapt a great space under the brides. In the very centre of Wroclaw we have some pubs, or shops but mainly this space is completely not in use. Unfortunately.

Oya said...

No, I feel so tired after work, I rush home soonest :(

Keropok Man said...

We usually don't meet up with colleagues after work.

It's only with friends that we meet up.

I wonder if you are going to show the food they serve there! :-)

Is it noisy that vehicles pass over the restaurant?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. That really is under the bridge. I wonder how they got a building permit to build there. It looks like it would be a big problem should the bridge need major repairs or has to be replaced.

I like your photos of this too.

Peter said...

Checked the other photo, where you can see it under the bridge: really nice!

A drink after the job is nice! Sometimes I had more to do and had to go back after the drink, leaving the friends there for a second one! Now, I'm retired, have all the time for a drink or whatever, but miss the colleagues. (I still see a few of them, but occasionally.)

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Oh under the bridge. That's unusual and funny but I like it.

Unfortunately we usually don't meet up with colleagues after work. I know this is very popular in UK but not in Italy unfortunately (as said).

Oh for the love of food! said...

Ming, you are right, looking at the exterior of the restaurant, I wouldn't think there's a beautiful dining area inside. Is it dusty outside because it's under a bridge? Would a facelift be difficult because of where the restaurant is situated?

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Looks a beautiful place! I would love to be there! Really you live in a wonderful city!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great photo! I love the reflection in the window!

Lori said...

I love your shot here. I've always thought that was such a colorful restuaurant but I've never been inside. I'll have to give it a try! (I don't really have a regular place for drinks after work, though sometimes we do have margaritas at Rosa Mexicano here on the uws.)

Olivier said...

Voila encore un restaurant noter sur un mon petit carnet à spirale. J'aime beaucoup ton post sur les alligators et le metro de NYC ;o)


Still veiled a restaurant to note on one my small notebook with spiral. I like much your post on the alligators and the subway of NYC ;o)

Zsolt said...

when it comes to Pershing I always remember the Pershing missiles:)

Per Stromsjo said...

An increasing fraction of coworkers have families to take care of so there tends to be limited interest in having a drink before going home but the concept is certainly nice... :)

isabella said...

Oh, Ming...that's so "Sex and the city" of you ;-)

Lavenderlady said...

Well, I have to give it to them...that's using every available space. As for drinks after work...definately "The Buzz", and make mine a non fat latte with a shot of hazelnut.

GMG said...

Amazing. Must have passed by so many times and however needed your picture to pay attention to it...

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Isabella - Yes, I do live a very 'Sex & the City' life. NOT! :-)

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

That place looks so cool! I wanna go there when I'm in the city in a month or so.

We have a very popular Irish Pub here in Monroe, La. called ENOCH's. Every Tuesday night is 2 for 1 burger night! Oh..they're so good!

Laterz,
B.

thwany said...

i've come to really like ktown now. the bars and restaurants are completely gentrified so when going i see a great mixture of people. i would recommend Baden Baden on 32nd street, their fried chicken was rated best in NYC by New York Magazine.

It's interesting but 2 years ago if you went to Baden, the only time you saw non-koreans where when their korean friends brought them there. nowadays, when i go there 1/2 the people are non-koreans and 99% of the time i never see a korean person with them at their table, i love it!

tigerfish said...

It looks like a place where you can find hamburgers ;)

Per Stromsjo said...

Did anyone say hamburger? When do we go there? ;)

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Looks like a colorful little place!

Little Blue PD said...

It's a great restaurant, but what's with blocking off the entrance to Park Avenue going south from 42nd street about 6 months out of the year?

It causes a MASSIVE traffic jam in Midtown, check it out!