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

Chestnut Nov 2, 2006 03:25 AM

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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    RGR RE: Chestnut Nov 2, 2006 04:08 AM

    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.


    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.


    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.


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      ohny RE: RGR Nov 2, 2006 04:27 PM

      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...

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      Chestnut RE: Chestnut Nov 2, 2006 04:20 AM

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

      1. Joe MacBu RE: Chestnut Nov 2, 2006 04:23 AM

        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/

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          diropstim RE: Chestnut Nov 2, 2006 05:02 AM

          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. D...DF RE: Chestnut Nov 2, 2006 06:20 PM

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


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