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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. 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.