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pre-theatre dinner suggestions?

jjl371 Aug 19, 2007 04:58 PM

any recommendations for a restuarant near W.45th (not too expensive)????

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    ciomar RE: jjl371 Aug 19, 2007 05:01 PM

    Insiemme- you will love it- the food an service are excellent.

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      RGR RE: jjl371 Aug 19, 2007 08:42 PM

      There are literally hundreds of restaurants in that vicinity, so it would be helpful to know what cuisine(s) you prefer. Also, people's idea of "not too expensive" can differ substantially, so please give us your per person budget, and tell us if that figure includes alcoholic beverages, tax & tip.

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        Blumie RE: RGR Aug 19, 2007 08:48 PM

        I agree with RGR that we can provide more targeted advice with more information. In the mean time, check out this board favorite to see whether it might meet your neads:


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          RGR RE: Blumie Aug 20, 2007 09:02 AM

          Funny that you linked to Trecolori, Blumie. It is our favorite Italian in the Theater District, and I had thought of suggesting it. We had a pre-theater lunch there yesterday, and our food was delicious! In fact, since the move to the new, very attractive-ly decorated space on 47th St., the food is better than ever!

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            Blumie RE: RGR Aug 20, 2007 09:15 AM

            That's good to hear. I have yet to make it to the new one yet, although my office is right there!

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              RGR RE: Blumie Aug 20, 2007 09:31 AM

              When you do go, if you like olives, be sure to take up their offer to bring you some. They are fabulous! A terrific little munch while you decide what to order and/or wait for your food to arrive.

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          jjl371 RE: RGR Aug 20, 2007 07:40 PM

          Ok....thanks for the tip. I am taking my boyfriend and his parents and brother to dinner next week before a show. No preference as far as cuisine but I really don't want to spend more than $20-$25 pp. Is that being too cheap?

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            LeahBaila RE: jjl371 Aug 21, 2007 05:59 AM

            Should be ok if everyone splits an entree....prices are a bit steep.

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              RGR RE: jjl371 Aug 21, 2007 09:57 AM

              If you mean that $20-25pp budget to include wine, tax & tip, then it is very low. Even though Trecolori's prices are moderate, it will probably not work for you, especially if each person orders three courses. Sharing would help, and not drinking wine would certainly keep the cost down. Check out the prices on the website: http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com

              I've never been to Maria Pia, but Hounds who have say it's good. They offer a 3-course prix-fixe for $21.95. Even so, if you order wine + tax & tip, the cost comes to $30-$35.

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            thelisab RE: jjl371 Aug 20, 2007 09:17 AM

            Try Osteria al Doge it's on 44th btwn 6th and Bwy. Great pasta esp. house made ravioli. If you are short on time they really move for you.

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              iv2040 RE: jjl371 Aug 20, 2007 01:11 PM

              I really liked the food and service at Becco.

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