Mon, 11am-11pm; Tue-Wed, 11am-midnight; Thu-Fri, 11am-1am; Sat, 9:30am-1am; Sun, 9:30am-11pm
C, E at 50th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
41st St. to 61st St., Sixth Ave. to Eleventh Ave.
Like the old LPs that inspired its name, Vynl seems to be endlessly spinning. This Asian-flavored bistro is also a pop-music shrine, with black banquettes, psychedelic mosaic tabletops, a ceramic Elvis bust and menus glued to album covers. The food, fortunately, is right on key. If you want to Thai one on, choose between the well-proportioned wok sautéed calamari and the tofu and eggplant stir-fry. And if alternative dishes like the thai spiced tuna sliders don't hook you, try old-school selections like fried chicken and waffles or a side of sweet potato fries with the skins left on. Breakfast rocks the best, perhaps, because it's the most progressive meal, from the create-your-own frittata to homemade waffles. Milk shakes and watermelon lemonades provide a neat complete to this edible nostalgia trip.Recommended Dishes
Watermelon lemonade, $4