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last-minute theater tickets require last-minute restaurant. help?

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  • growler Mar 30, 2001 03:55 PM
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Just got some tickets for a play tomorrow night. Now, where to eat in the Theater District? Too late for anywhere that would require a reservation, I'm thinking.

Was considering Hourglass Tavern, but haven't been there in years, and don't know what it's like these days.

Someplace in the same general price range, where we'd be able to just walk in and get a table, would be great.

Any suggestions?

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  1. I just had a great dinner at Hell's Kitchen last week. It's a Mexican/Southwest restaurant at 47th Street and 9th Avenue, not too far from the theater district. Our table had two outstanding fish dishes, one salmon, the other seared tuna with a delicious crispy crust and a smokey sauce. A corn fritter-type of appetizer also was good. It's a small place and it really hops, so if you go there get there early or be prepared to wait.

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    1. re: Ira Kaplan

      Is that place new? (I used to live on 48th between Ninth and Tenth, and don't recall it being there. Then again, I don't know much of Hell's Kitchen restaurants these days.)

      Some friends have recommended: Rachel's, West Bank Cafe or Revolution. I've been to Rachel's sister restaurant, Pietrasanta, which was just: okay. The other two places I know nothing about, but I get get a general feeling that they'd be just: okay, too.

    2. Try Lotfi's Morrocan on 46th Street (restaurant row). I ate there before a show a little while ago and had no problem getting a table, but that was on a Thursday, I think. It's pretty small, but well worth the effort. Try the olive salad if you get in.
      Cheers.

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      1. re: Eric Eto

        My companion and I were running _really_ late.

        Jumped into the Hourglass Tavern. Had an edible meal. Nothing to write home about. But they did get us in and out quickly.