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Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, or a full sit-down meal. This guide covers the picks from our original guide, plus our new favorite spots we've encountered since July 2011. More

In The Midnight Hour: Sake Bar Hagi

Located next to venerable ramen shop Sapporo and steps from the 49th street N-R-W entrance, Hagi's only street presence is a nondescript doorway. Those looking for neon signs and bright awnings will most likely walk right past it—but should you find yourself descending the narrow staircase, know that you're in for one of Times Square's best low-key drinking spots. More

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