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12 W. 45th St. (Fifth & Sixth Aves.) Send to Phone
Diverse selection of home-style favorites and seemingly unlikely, but tasty, combinations.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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5.0 rating over 11 reviews

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nation Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: Don't be put off by the bar scene roar that emanates from the entrance to Nation. The restaurant is upstairs---and worth the slog. Executive chef Jose Hernandez's food definitely merits going out of the way to a somewhat goofy setting (the d├ęcor is unique). When he chooses a theme, he goes all the way, as in his sugarcane-blackened shrimp with papaya slaw, chili-dusted plantain chips and chipotle-orange cocktail sauce. Spicy tuna and salmon tartare (that's scooped up with coriander-scented won-ton chips) are house favorites. His impulses can be as homey as bacon-baked meatloaf with sweet molasses barbecue sauce, or as mix-and-match as cilantro-seared filet mignon with South American lobster hash and warm corn relish. The double chocolate-macadamia nut tart with amaretto ice cream and gingered caramel sauce is a sweet tooth's dream. Nation service is as friendly as it is informal.

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Average rating    5
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Tasty Scorpion Bowls
by valerieyoung1307 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:16 pm
My girlfriends and I meet there every thurs to share a few scorpion bowls. Don't drink too many they are super strong.
Point Break is a great fun place
by victorlewis0808 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:06 pm
Finally a fun place in the neighborhood. Loud music and fun bartenders unlike the usual midtown irish bars. Even saw a girl dancing on the bar last week.
Classic Bar in New York
by mattk3437 on Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:57 am
Now that summer is over we are heading back to our spot Point Break on 45th St. Very laid back and the staff is very friendly. Prices and specials are good which is a rarity for midtown, which lends itself to rip-off tourist spots. We work a block away, but the place has shown us that just because we have graduated from college doesn't mean we have to always act like it! I like the shot wheel too!
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