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Pre-theatre dinner 48th/8th Ave.

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Does anyone have suggestions for a quick early dinner near the Walter Kerr Theatre at 48th btwn. 8th and B'way? We won't have a lot of time, but would like a place where it's possible to sit and relax and get a quick bite before the show. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Becco- I think it's 46th and 8th

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    1. re: mah626

      Only if you want mediocre pasta and a noise level so intolerably high that you have to shout in order to have a conversation. Not exactly relaxing in my book.

      Trattoria Trecolori just re-opened in their new location on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., after having been closed -- and very sorely missed -- for almost a year. Excellent pastas and seriously delicious tiramisu.


    2. Aoki for good sushi and rolls. Right on 48th Street.

      1. Sosa Borella, 50th & 8th.


        1. Just went to Victors Cafe on 52nd near Broadway Friday night and it was amazing. I don't know Cuban food very well, and this was my first experience at Victors, but the service, quality, and ambiance were perfect for a pre-theater bite.

          We had mojitos (the best!), plantains, yuca, ceviche, black beans, a tamal, and a couple other appetizers. All were tasty, and the yuca drenched in garlic was outstanding.

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          1. re: deelish

            I just went to Victor's recently (also for the first time) on a Sunday evening. My experience mirrors the above poster. We also had ceviche. Plaintain crusted fish was quite good as were salads, nice bottle of rioja. I have read reviews (on menupages.com) and maybe here about how it's not as good as it used to be, etc. My experience was fine.

          2. Edison Cafe for a bowl of homemade soup for $3.50. A burger and fries is just $4.75, before tax and tip; cheaper than a quarter-pounder value meal at McDonalds.

            The $13.95 dinner specials are not so great.

            Higher quality deli with the best service of any deli around, the new Juniors between Broadway and 8th on Shubert Alley -- between 44th and 45th Street -- where Ma Belles used to be.

            Sitting down at a white table cloth restaurant, you'd find a better meal a block to the West along 9th Avenue.

            1. Saigon 48, good value Vietnamese in a tastefully decorated space. Service was efficient without being annoying. Between 8th and Broadway on the south side of 48th Street, next to a Thai restaurant with reasonable food and prices, but service was too slow at the Thai restaurant on my last visit to recommend the place.