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Pre theater lunch for wednesday matinee

hungrylikethewolf Aug 6, 2007 02:02 PM

Grandmother and mother coming into the city for a show need a decent place to dine, looking for some place that does basic food well

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    idia RE: hungrylikethewolf Aug 6, 2007 02:06 PM

    3 come to mind right away.
    Marseille, Le Madeliene, and Etcetera, Etcetera

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      Striver RE: idia Aug 7, 2007 05:40 AM

      Ditto on Marseille (french/mediterranean, 44th & 9th) and Le Madeleine (French, 43rd & 9th). I'd add Roberto Passon (Italian, 50th & 9th) and West Bank Cafe (contemporary american/continental, 42nd & 9th).

      Haven't eaten at Etcetera, etc. - any specific recommendations?

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        maxine RE: idia Aug 7, 2007 07:08 AM

        My mother and I had a pre-theater lunch at Le Madeliene a few weeks ago. The back garden was lovely and the food was pretty good. She can be hard to please but had a great omlet and while my soft-shell crab special tasted a but off (something with the breading, not the crab) I enjoyed the tomato salad.

      2. jinet12 RE: hungrylikethewolf Aug 7, 2007 08:02 AM

        Try B Smith's or Bar Americain

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          LJW RE: hungrylikethewolf Aug 7, 2007 12:53 PM

          Trattoria Tre Colori

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            nyccookie RE: hungrylikethewolf Aug 8, 2007 08:48 AM

            Bar Americain is perfect for pre theatre.

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              LeahBaila RE: nyccookie Aug 8, 2007 08:49 AM

              Third for Bar Americain

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