ruby foo's/beacon theatre
- stephen kaye
hit the allman brothers show tonigt at the beacon. show was great, but dinner b/4 at ruby foos for 6 was just average to fair. we're going to see the allmans two more nights this month. need some touts plz on restaurants with short walking distance to the beacon thr. on bway and 75th. we've eaten already many times at citrus,josies, big nicks,rain. any other thought? thx in advance. I might have 4 extra seats for allman brothers fri 3/26/99, 8th row, anyone interested? thx in advance
I swear that Big Nick's is my favorite restaurant in
the immediate area, but since you are looking for
alternatives, here are a few unexciting but decent
Mingala West (75-76) for Burmese. Try the ginger
salad, the Ruby chicken, the 1000 Layer Pancakes, and
the Rangoon Night Noodles.
Akaihana is a perfectly decent, middle-of-the road
Japanese restaurant, with better than average sushi
I avoid almost everything at Zen Palate, but I love
the curry noodle soup -- it's especially delectable on
a cold night.
And if you are willing to venture north of 79 St.,
things improve rapidly, with Cafe Con Leche and
Luzia's on 81 St.
Have you tried Avenue?
It's on Columbus and 85th Street. It's a very casual americanized bistro - really good simple food, very comfortable ambiance, reasonable prices. The chef is Scott Campbell who used to cook at Vince & Eddie's. If you do give it a try, let me know how you like it.
That is interesting because i attended some of the same Allman Bros. shows and i ate at Ruby Foo's with 6 people, then 4 people, then 6 again. Each experience was incredible. the service was grand, The food was great. no complaints. At all.. so go back there and reivaluate.