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Casual french in the theatre district.

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Any suggestions for a casual french bistro in the theatre district/clinton/hell's kitchen area that is not completely overpriced? I would love to find a sweet place that is a bit more authentic and not so touristy.

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  1. Le Madeleine, while it stays open.

    http://www.lemadeleine.com/index.htm

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    1. re: David W

      is it closing?

      1. re: meb903

        It was supposed to because of a lease battle, which they ultimately won. So, not closing.

        1. re: Lucia

          I hadn't heard that-last I heard they had an appeal pending, with the hearing today...is there new news?

          1. re: David W

            I hadn't heard anything new. I think I had it confused with another restaurant w/lease issues (Park Ave. Cafe).

    2. Marseille on 9th

      1. We had a very good meal at Tout Va Bien. Very old school and traditional, if that's what you're into.

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        1. re: Beans

          I like Tout Va Bien too. It's very very cozy, friendly and intimate. The old lady there is extremely nice, offering us free desert and drinks often!

        2. I had a wonderful dinner after the theater at Marseille on 9th last year. Wonderful food. Bon Appetit.

          http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

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          1. re: Littleman

            absolutely Marseille

            1. re: foodie4life

              We love Marseille. It's really Moroccan/French bistro, but it's always excellent and I never feel like I've been ripped off.

          2. Thank you all for the great suggestions!

            1. Our favorite restaurant in NYC is Chez Napoleon on W. 50th between 8th & 9th. We have been going for 20 years and it is excellent. The prices have gone up a bit in the past couple of years but they aren't bad and it is well worth it.