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Casual french in the theatre district.

mldanny Dec 15, 2006 03:30 AM

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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    tonicsmom Dec 20, 2006 09:09 PM

    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.

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      mldanny Dec 17, 2006 01:05 PM

      Thank you all for the great suggestions!

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        Littleman Dec 15, 2006 04:25 PM

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


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          foodie4life Dec 15, 2006 05:26 PM

          absolutely Marseille

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            kersie Dec 20, 2006 09:12 PM

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

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          Beans Dec 15, 2006 03:15 PM

          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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            eatfood Dec 15, 2006 03:21 PM

            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. NAtiveNewYorker Dec 15, 2006 02:18 PM

            Marseille on 9th

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              David W Dec 15, 2006 02:15 PM

              Le Madeleine, while it stays open.


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                meb903 Dec 15, 2006 03:08 PM

                is it closing?

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                  Lucia Dec 15, 2006 03:13 PM

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

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                    David W Dec 15, 2006 06:20 PM

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

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                      Lucia Dec 15, 2006 08:38 PM

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

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