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Lunch before RENT for 16 year olds

sharpfried Jun 19, 2007 09:52 AM

Looking for cheap eats for Sunday late lunch before seeing RENT, the musical (w 41st street). Any where w/in walking distance or 9th Ave eateries ok!

any type food, not fancy, could be burgers or salads/sandwiches..... just want to keep costs down for this meal.

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    BW212 RE: sharpfried Jun 19, 2007 10:24 AM

    I'm not sure what constitutes cheap for you, as even chain restaurants in NYC are a bit pricey, but here are some suggestions... Red Lobster, ESPN Zone, Hard Rock are all within a few blocks of there if you are looking for a chain restaurant that kids like. Also, John's Pizza on 44th street -where you can order Italian family style, or Carmines in the same block where you can do the same..

    Or for a diner, there is the Westway Diner on 9th Avenue where Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld first conceived the concept for the show Seinfeld.

    Enjoy the show!

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      pacz RE: BW212 Jun 19, 2007 11:22 AM

      Right across the street, Pinnacle Bar at the Hilton. Not amazing, but pretty good pizza. I love RENT and had eats here many time before the show. Nice view.

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        princeofpork RE: pacz Jun 19, 2007 11:53 AM

        Splurge a little and take the girls to Ruby Foos, they will love it.

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      RGR RE: sharpfried Jun 19, 2007 02:29 PM

      As BW212 points out, people's idea of what "cheap" means can differ substantially. That said...

      Marseille, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St., is an attractive, bustling brasserie with excellent food. On Sunday, they serve brunch, and on the menu are salads and sandwiches, including an excellent burger. A very popular pre-matinee spot, so reservations as a must!


      Enjoy the show and Bon Appetit!

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        maxine RE: sharpfried Jun 19, 2007 02:45 PM

        I agree with the above poster about John's Pizza. I also recomend Carmine's (family style Italian) and Virgil's BBQ. Good for teens. Enjoy the show!

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