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sherdan Apr 24, 2007 07:45 AM

This will be my first trip to NY. Would like some pre theater dinner suggestions for a Saturday night. Any other restaurants that would be really good. Thanks.

  1. LFeinberg Apr 24, 2007 02:05 PM

    Piano Due

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      RWD Apr 24, 2007 10:24 AM

      Becco - their three pasta dish is delicious and not expensive.

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        RGR Apr 24, 2007 09:17 AM

        With literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from in the Theater District, you need to help narrow things down by giving us some specifics. Cuisine preferences? Casual vs. fancier? Per person budget? And tell us if that figure includes alcoholic beverages, tax (nearly 9%) & tip (20%).

        With regard to "other restaurants," if you're talking about all of Manhattan, then we're getting into the thousands. So, again, help us by telling us more precisely what you are looking. Breakfast, lunch, dinner? Neighborhoods?

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          sherdan Apr 24, 2007 01:51 PM

          More on the fancier side than casual and about $100.00 per person. Cuisine pretty much anything.

          1. re: sherdan
            fershore Apr 24, 2007 03:37 PM

            We've had several fun and delicious pretheatre experiences at Esca, 43 & 9. They specialize in Italian seafood. It was the first place I've had crudo, the Italian version of sushi. The tasting menu with wine is $95/pp.

            http://www.esca-nyc.com/index.html

            At the recommendation of chowhounds, we enjoyed Tintol, a Portugese tapas restaurant on 46th/6-7.

            http://www.tintol.net/index2.htm

            For old-world New York feel/charm, go to Barbetta (Italian) on 46th. They have an outdoor garden:

            http://www.barbettarestaurant.com

            RGR will likely provide several reliable recommendations any moment now...

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              RGR Apr 24, 2007 03:38 PM

              For fancier pre-theater:

              dbBistro Moderne, on 44th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs. is 4-star chef Daniel Boulud's upscale take on French bistro cuisine.

              http://www.danielnyc.com/dbbistro

              Amalia, on 55th St., b/t B'way & 7th Av., has been open about two months. Delicious New American/Mediterranean cuisine. Beautiful decor. Website -- http://www.amalia-nyc.com -- still under construction. Menu on Menupages.

              http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=42637&neighborhoodid=0&cuisineid=0

              In the "other restaurants" category:

              L'Impero, on Tudor City Pl., b/t 42nd & 43rd Sts. Excellent modern Italian cuisine. Elegant setting. Charming patio overlooking a park for warm weather dining.

              http://www.limpero.com

              Urena, on 28th St., b/t Madison Av. & Park Av. S. Wonderful, inventive cuisine (some Spanish influence) by chef/owner Alex Urena. Pleasant atmospherics.

              http:www.urena-nyc.com

              Hope you have a great first visit to NYC and Bon Appetit!

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