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Times Square (specifically, 44th and Broadway), late at night, alone - where to eat?

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Hi NYC 'hounds,

I'm an LA 'hound who's here for the weekend - but I'm hungry right now! I was wondering if there was anything good to eat in the neighborhood that's within walking distance of my hotel, which is on 44th near Broadway. (I'm a single woman so I'd prefer something safe.) Thanks!

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  1. Pigalle, on 8th Av., near 48th Sts., is a French brasserie that's open 24/7. I haven't eaten there, but I've heard the food is decent.

    http://www.pigallenyc.com

    Note: One of Pigalle's sister restaurants is Marseille, also a brasserie, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St. It's one of my favs in that area. Excellent French/Mediterranean cuisine and very attractive surroundings. Unfortunately, for your
    current needs, they close at midnight.

    http://www.marseillenyc.com

    Westbank Cafe, on 42nd St., b/t 9th & 10th Avs. (actually, just west of 9th), has very good food and nice atmospherics. They're supposed to stay open until 1 a.m., but I'd suggest calling there just to be sure.

    http://www.westbankcafe.com

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    1. re: RGR

      I ate at Pigalle recently, and while I wanted to like the place, I was underwelmed...not bad...just very mediocre and some of the tiniest mussels I've ever had. Service was...well let's just say that when I dropped my fork and asked the waitess for a new one- she rolled her eyes as walking away...
      Could have just been my luck that night, so only count it as one opinion...

    2. Thanks! I'll check those out. Westbank Cafe sounds great.

      1. There'a a famous chicken and rice cart on the SW corner of 53rd St and 6th Ave. There's usually a big line (>30min) and they're there 7:30 till pretty late (3am?).

        They've got a fansite: http://www.53rdand6th.com/

        1. Free hotdogs at Rudy's! Just make sure to boil yourself when you leave. (I'm just kidding. Rudy's is funny and in the nabe, but do not-- I repeat, DO NOT ingest anything there that you couldn't also use to sterilize a wound.)

          1. Tony Luke's NYC is my favorite cheesesteak in your radius. 9th Ave x 41st and 42nd.

            www.tonylukesnyc.com

            Sunday 12pm –12am
            Monday and Tuesday 11am –1am
            Wednesday 11am– 2am
            Thursday and Friday 11am– 3am
            Saturday 12pm– 3am