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Recommend some good restaurants near Lincoln Center

Please!

My folks are going to see an 8pm show at the Met in two weeks, I was wondering what would be close enough to eat at around 5:30 or 6 and make it in time for the show via cab. Something nice, like Daniel, Babbo, in that league.

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  1. Per Se, Masa, Porterhouse NY, Landmarc...all of the fantastic restaurants in the Time Warner building! Make sure to have a drink at MOBar at the Mandarin Oriental...all inside this one building.

    1. Rosa Mexicano -- it's right across the street from Lincoln Center and it's delicious. Please don't be fooled by the extremely hokey webpage.... http://www.rosamexicano.info/servlet/... it really is very nice inside.

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      1. re: Adrienne

        I second Rosa Mexicano. It's amazing

        1. re: kelea

          I third Rosa Mexicano. Order the guacamole; it's made table-side.

      2. Telepan--69 Street and Columbus Avenue

        1. Compass is within walking distance (70th and Amsterdam) and has a wonderful $35 3-course prix fixe. They have always been very good about being aware of time for pre-Lincoln Center clientele.

          1. I second Telepan. On the up and up, and very good food.
            For classic pre-Met dining, Picholine is hard to beat. One of the greats, and closest to Daniel in food.
            Less formal, Gabriels on W60, opposite the Mandarin Hotel. Very good Italian.

            Have fun,

            - Sean