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Recommendations in/near Theater District

MAJ317 Mar 7, 2007 06:02 PM

What are your favorite spots in or near the Theater district--for either a pre-show or post show dinner ? Also, how much in advance should we make reservations. And, while I'm asking, any suggestions for just an after show drink in the same area?? Thanks for the advice!

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    almostdone Mar 8, 2007 01:31 PM

    Cascina is my new favorite Italian in the area. It's located on 9th Ave between 45 & 46 St.

    There are several good ethnic restaurants along 9th Ave.

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    1. re: almostdone
      hungry_fox Mar 8, 2007 01:41 PM

      Be warned, Cascina has had many mixed reviews lately:


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      Vinous Mar 8, 2007 11:42 AM

      I'll second Joe Allen.

      Vice Versa is one of the best places in an ocean of Theater District mediocrity. Decent wine list also.

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        hungry_fox Mar 8, 2007 10:39 AM

        What sort of meal are you looking for? Cost range? Atmosphere?

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          Blumie Mar 8, 2007 06:19 AM

          My two favorites in the Theater District:

          db Bistro Moderne (44th between 5th and 6th)
          Sushi Zen (44th between 6th and 7th)

          Reservations at both are a must, but relatively easy to get (particularly at Sushi Zen) if you don't wait til the last minute.

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            rjm Mar 7, 2007 06:32 PM

            Joe Allen - old school theatre district scene
            Chez Josephine - another old school theatre district fave but slightly more west.
            Frankie & Johnny - steak

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