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Howard Johnson's

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1551 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 40.758728 -73.985352
between 46th and 47th Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-354-1445 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Classic NY, Restaurant & Bar

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The greasy food is pricey and served by a surly waitstaff. So walk swiftly through the '50s-style dining room, past the saltwater taffy counter and comfy-looking orange booths, and make a beeline for the rear bar. You've entered Sweet Smell of Success New York, complete with a well-dressed bartender and a veritable Rainbow Coalition of drinkers. The place is always empty, in stark contrast to the Total Request Live groupie and tourist throngs milling outside the plate-glass windows. Don't look. Close your eyes, take a big gulp of your daiquiri, listen to the piped-in easy listening music and surrender yourself to your Great White Way fantasy.