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oneeyejack Jun 22, 2007 01:32 PM

i'm trying to grab something to eat before a broadway show. anywhere good to eat around there??


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    Lucia Jun 22, 2007 01:42 PM

    What kind of food/price range? If you want a burger, Burger Joint. For casual French, La Bonne Soupe. Menchanko-Tei has good ramen.

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    1. re: Lucia
      oneeyejack Jun 22, 2007 01:55 PM

      any type of food is fine as long as it's good. =) price range up to $30/person.

      1. re: oneeyejack
        Lucia Jun 22, 2007 02:03 PM

        All of my suggestions would fit in your price range

      2. re: Lucia
        twiggles Jun 28, 2007 12:34 PM

        I second burger joint. If you are in the mood for Indian, Bay Leaf on 56th between 5th and 6th isn't far.

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        jbosh Jun 22, 2007 02:08 PM

        Stella has great Italian food but it'd be tough to keep it under $30 unless you skip drinking, dessert... Plenty of grissini, olives, bread as freebies.

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        1. re: jbosh
          twiggles Jun 28, 2007 12:35 PM

          Is this the Stella on 50th? If so, it closed. It's now Bobby Van's.

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          oneeyejack Jun 27, 2007 05:14 PM

          any other suggestions?

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          1. re: oneeyejack
            Peter Cherches Jun 27, 2007 06:54 PM

            Wu Liang Ye

            1. re: Peter Cherches
              noot Jun 28, 2007 12:03 PM

              I second Wu Liang Ye - its right in rockefeller center and the food is fast, cheap and tasty.

              1. re: noot
                RGR Jun 28, 2007 01:14 PM

                Wu Liang Ye is not in Rock Center but quite close to it. It's on 48th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs.


          2. financialdistrictresident Jun 27, 2007 05:42 PM

            Marseille has a prix fixe.

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident
              RGR Jun 28, 2007 10:37 AM

              Marseille is not exactly close to Rockefeller Center.

              1. re: RGR
                financialdistrictresident Jun 28, 2007 07:07 PM

                Thanks, RGR it's on 9th Avenue, too far West (I honed in on oneeyejack's Broadway show comment).

                1. re: financialdistrictresident
                  RGR Jun 28, 2007 08:00 PM

                  Not only is Marseille much further west, but it's on 44th, 14 blocks south of Rock Ctr. Like you, I'm a walker and wouldn't find it too far. But we can't presume the o.p. would feel the same.

            2. doona Jun 28, 2007 11:59 AM

              Alfredo of Rome is right there... and totally touristy but so good. Really fresh pasta, fun decor.

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                brendastarlet Jun 28, 2007 12:44 PM

                You can try Bar Americain on 52nd. Or just the Rock Center cafe, if they're open for dinner. How about a drink at Morrell's Wine Bar? There's also a Heartland Brewery and Citi Grill.

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                1. re: brendastarlet
                  RGR Jun 28, 2007 01:17 PM

                  Cite and Cite Grill closed several months ago.

                  I've actually had very good food at Morrell's. If the weather's conducive, they serve al fresco on their corner patio.

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