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jd in baltimore Nov 12, 2006 02:21 AM

I'm going up to see an off-Broadway musical and want to find somewhere to eat beforehand that

1) is good;
2) isn't typical burger-and-fries or chain restaurant eating (Italian? Brazilian? Russo-Ethiopian? whatever fascinating places exist); and
3) won't bankrupt me (I'm paying an unbelievable $30 for my ticket, and am hoping to keep my meal as close to that as possible, if not lower).

Thanks

  1. The Engineer Nov 16, 2006 10:50 AM

    Roberto Passon... flavorful, creative Italian, modern look, charming service, moderate prices. 9th Ave if I remember correctly. Bring cash... maybe they take AmEx only, or no CCs, I forget.

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    1. re: The Engineer
      Striver Nov 16, 2006 01:45 PM

      They definitely take AMEX (not sure about other plastic), and they're on 9th and 50th. They're very reasonable, especially if you stick to the pastas, but I wouldn't call them "cheap".

      1. re: Striver
        The Engineer Nov 16, 2006 08:08 PM

        I wouldn't call it cheap either, but that's subjective. Either way, one could easily have dinner there for 30 dollars- the amount suggested by the OP.

    2. designerboy01 Nov 16, 2006 06:33 AM

      Yoshinoya

      24 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036
      between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
      212-768-0558

      This is the Japanese McDonalds but the food is much better in quality and more satisfying. You won't get burgers but you can get a choice of chicken, beef, and or veggies with rice. All for around $6.

      1. p
        Pan Nov 16, 2006 03:47 AM

        If I were you, I'd probably go to Grand Sichuan on 9th Av. just north of 50th St. But then, I'm not you!

        1. a
          annabananas Nov 15, 2006 06:56 PM

          Ninth Avenue is a good bet. I love Amarone between 46th & 47th. Have a great time.

          1. j
            jd in baltimore Nov 14, 2006 06:24 AM

            The show starts at 7:30 so I will definitely be seated before 6:30. I will look into the Basilica and other restaurants along Ninth Ave. Thanks!

            1. b
              Brian W Nov 13, 2006 03:21 PM

              Most of the restaurants along Ninth Ave have pre-theater specials that run from $20 to $25 (seated before 6:30pm). We particularly like Basilica (Italian) btwn 46-47 Streets although I stay away from the chicken pizzaola on the pre-theater list.

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