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Dec 5, 2006 11:36 PM

Going to be in the City on the 23rd

Dec. 23rd I'm going to be in the city with my family. What are some good restaurants around Radio City Music Hall? Nothing too exotic, preferably french bistro, something fun. Nothing overly expensive either, ie a 300 dollar meal. Preferably in the general area but we can take the subway if need be. Sorry for the vagueness but I'm not a Manhattan Culinery Expert, especially French Bistro :) I'm also looking at Indian cuisine, but like I said, I know next to nill about Indian restaurants either. Can anyone make any suggestions?

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    1. How many people are you going to be? That area is pretty expensive for restaurants, so if you're say 5 and you want to keep it under $300 it could be difficult.

      1. Cafe Un Deux Trois
        123 W 44th St (btw 6th and Bwy)

        La Bonne Soupe
        48 W 55th St (btw 5th & 6th aves)
        (better for lunch than dinner, I think.)

        DB Bistro Moderne
        55 W 44th St (Btw 5th and 6th)
        is there, too, but probably out of your price range.

        or you could travel south to
        Les Halles
        411 Park Ave. S (between 28th & 29th)

        if you want Indian, it is also a short trip to "Curry Hill," the midtown Indian-resto district

        1. I <3 Bourdain and Les Halles could be fun.

          Is Curry Hill very authentic?

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          1. re: DReicht

            Bourdain no longer has anything to do with what's coming out of the kitchen at Les Halles on PAS, and what's coming out of the kitchen these days is quite mediocre. Additional reasons to avoid going there include poor service, seating that would make a sardine feel cramped, and a headache-inducing noise level. In a word: avoid!

          2. Its only going to be 3 people.

            I knew Bourdain wasn't in the kitchen anymore, but its really gone that far downhill? Thats a shame. I heard it was once a pretty reputable restaurant. But like I said, I have not kept tabs on the Manhattan Culinary Scene.

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            1. re: DReicht

              It still has lots of fans. I'm not one of them and stopped going there some time ago. Another Hound, dkstar1, whose opinion I trust, recently went there and wrote a scathing review of his experience. I tried searching for it on this board but can't find it. However, you can read it on his blog:

              1. re: RGR

                It does seem to have gone downhill. Thats a shame :-\