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Jun 22, 2007 08:38 PM

Broadway & W. 47th Area - Any Great Dinner Ideas?

Looking for last minute (Sat night but can arrive early - 5:30-6:00 PM range) dinner ideas around the theater district, specifically Broadway & 47th? Strongly prefer smaller places, chef owned, but realize last minute and with specific location parameters may lead to other recommendations.

Thanks for any advice.

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  1. You probably want to walk west to the block known as Restaurant Row, between 8th and 9th Avenues, on 46th Street. You can do a search on Chowhound for Restaurant Row. Personally, I like the small and quirky Hourglass Tavern, although I'll admit that some days they have not been as good as I would have hoped.

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    1. re: batterypark

      The Hourglass is a tiny, cozy place that's a good deal (don't recall the food being great). Sometimes value & good food are a winning combination. I have not been there in some time, how is it these days?

    2. Trattoria Trecolori, a favorite of mine and many other Hounds, recently re-opened in a new location after almost a year's absence. They are now on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av. I haven't been back yet, but I feel confident the food is still solidly-prepared. Pastas have always been particularly good, and the tiramisu -- seriously delicious! If you go, I hope you'll report back.

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      1. re: RGR

        there are 3 restaurants that fit your bill on 51st between 8th and 9th: Tout Va Bien, Vice Versa, and Shimizu (if you like sushi). They are all really delicious, small, cute.

      2. yakitori totto, if you don't mind an authentic Japanese meal (non-sushi). They specialize in grilled meats (yakitori) and a bunch of other small dishes. love the small fried whitefish with wasabi dipping salt.

        1. There's Tintol on 155 West 46th Street. It's a tapas bar, but also has some other dishes as well. Check out its menu.