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Jun 6, 2007 11:52 AM

Quick, Cheap, Good Food Near Port Authority?

I'll be taking the bus into Manhattan this week and will likely need to find a place to go for a quick dinner before I head back. Any suggestions for places near the Port Authority that are quick but good restaurants? Any cuisine will do. Thanks!

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  1. Metro Marche in PA is a good bisto/rest.

    1. I've avoided going to Metro Marche because I've read too many negative reports about it.

      West Bank Cafe, on 42nd St., b/t 9th & 10th Avs., serves delicious New American cuisine. Service is friendly and efficient, and the pleasant space has very comfortable seating. I'm not sure if they have bar dining, but you can call and ask. .

      Marseille, on the corner of 9th & 44th St., serves excellent French/Mediterranean cuisine in a bustling brasserie setting with eye-catching decor. You can sit at a table or eat at the bar.

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      1. re: RGR

        I'm with RGR on this -- Marseille is wonderful. And West Bank also a good choice. I would avoid Metro Marche. Too many problems there and too much inconsistency.

      2. Pam Real Thai, 49th and 9th. Spicy, yummy, quick, and cheap

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        1. re: lanamonster

          Daisy May's BBQ on 46th and 11th. Great BBQ and it's BYOB.

          1. re: clashfan

            Ressie Mae’s Soul to Go, 612 8th Ave. (btw. 39th & 40th)