Kicking diner standards up a notch in a slick white-on-white setting, H.K. has quickly attracted a suitably chic art-director crowd from the neighborhood’s mesclun-starved media companies. Southern fried chicken is served with waffles and maple syrup; omelettes are huge; hefty burgers are topped with wild mushrooms and your choice of four cheeses. The service may not be consistently good, but for solid, affordable food, H.K. gets the job done.
523 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||at 39th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, MC, V|