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foodie5 Nov 14, 2006 09:29 PM

We want the experience of old school New York restaurant with great food (any kind) before or after a play. What's your absolute favorite?

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    lisette RE: foodie5 Nov 14, 2006 09:42 PM

    I usually go to Remi because the food and service are reliably very good. They will also get you to the curtain on time.

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      chow_gal RE: lisette Nov 14, 2006 10:08 PM

      That is not even close to old school New York. Actually, it's not even theater district - more midtown west. Maybe Joe's or Sardi's? Not great food though. Or if you wanted to go a bit out of the direct theater district, 21? Better food.

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      RGR RE: foodie5 Nov 14, 2006 10:30 PM

      Barbetta has been in its Theater District townhouse for 100 years. I've never been, but my brother and his wife celebrated an anniversary there and told me the food was very good.

      http://www.barbettarestaurant.com

      Rene Pujol, also in a townhouse, has been there for a little more than half that time (1950). We've dined there occasionally over the years, and the food has always been delicious.

      http://www.renepujol.com

      Keens, which is on the outskirts of the Theater District, has been in its 36th St. location since 1885. Excellent food, good service, and incomparable old NY ambiance.

      http://www.keens.com

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