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Xizzy Feb 22, 2007 12:14 AM

Am looking for a place to eat before seeing Mamma Mia in Midwinter Theatre.
Ideally in the Theatre district/Midtown area so it's walkable.

I have heard of Virgils but not sure what they're like.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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    ultbil Feb 22, 2007 05:17 AM

    Virgil's is a BBQ place...it's ok, not great and not a steak place.

    Here are some steak places in the area:

    Ben Benson's
    Del Frisco's
    Gallaghers
    Palm
    Ted's Montana
    Ruth's Chris

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      Xizzy Feb 22, 2007 05:50 AM

      That's excellent, thank you!

      1. Uptownflavor Feb 22, 2007 07:27 AM

        I like Virgil's. If you really have a taste for BBQ in midtown then that is place to sit down and have some. There sides are pretty good too. Also, a take out spot recently opened in midtown called Ressie Mae's which I would assume serves BBQ since it is a soul food spot. There is anther take out soul food place that may have ribs called Soul Fixin's located on 34th near Madison Square Garden.

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          RGR Feb 22, 2007 12:03 PM

          I'm not the biggest fan of Virgil's though it's not poor. I haven't been to Daisy May's, but a lot of Hounds say the bbq there is excellent. Used to be mainly take-out, but not long ago, they expanded into the adjoining space, and there's now seating. It's on 11th Av., near 46th St.

          http://www.daisymaysbbq.com

          We haven't been to Ruth's Chris in ages, but we thought the steaks were tasty when we had dinner there. Haven't been to Del Frisco's, but it gets a "thumbs up" from many Hounds.

          Keens would be my pick. Delicious food and unmatchable old NY ambiance. It's on the outskirts of the Theater District, on 36th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs. I, like many natives, consider that walking distance.

          http://www.keens.com

          Btw, the name of the theater you're going to is the Wintergarden.

          Enjoy the show and Bon Appetit!

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