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Restaurants near Milford Plaza, 45th between 8th and Broadway?

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Hello Chowhounds - I know there is so much to choose from in this neighborhood. Looking for reasonable breakfast and dinner options. Italian is always a favorite. Is there anything not to be missed?

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  1. Becco on 46th for terrific pasta (all you can eat)...lively, fun atmosphere. Also try Hell's Kitchen on 9th ave. for southwestern food, the Edison Hotel has New York style breakfasts for low prices in a jewel of a dineresque room...And to see celebs ...go to Joe Allen any evening after theater for cheeseburgers...

    1. You should try Marseille on W. 44 St. & 9th Ave.

      1. I wouldnt call it "not to be missed" but Whym (on par with HK) served reasonbly priced, solid tasty food with a lively atmosphere. Friendly staff as well

        Taboon (10th/50s) is lovely - fabulous atmosphere and delicious middle eastern. A bit pricier than HK or Whym.

        1. I would skip Becco. The ayce pastas are mediocre, seating is uncomfortably tight, and the noise level is hideously high.

          Our favorite Italian in that vicinity is Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th. Well-prepared, delicious homestyle food, especially the pastas. Pleasant, efficient service. Very attractive decor, nicely-spaced tables, and comfortable seating.

          http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com

          Amy's Bread, on 9th, b/t 46th & 47th, serves continental breakfast. There are a few tables at the rear of the shop.

          http://www.amysbread.com

          If you want a full breakfast, Ellen's Stardust Diner is on B'way & 50th.

          http://www.ellensstardustdiner.com

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          1. re: RGR

            Dont forget about virgils bbq on w 48. ummm.

            1. re: nyebaby37

              just fyi ... virgil's is on 44th.

              1. re: nyebaby37

                In my view, the bbq at Daisy May's, on 11th Av. & 46th St., is so far superior to Virgil's, they're not on the same planet.

                http://www.daisymaysbbq.com

            2. To all of you that responded. Thanks so much. Esca was amazing - a bass roasted in rock salt will remain a beautiful memory of fishy perfection for years to come. Marseilles was beautiful. Beef cheeks ravioli - in beefy good sauce. Oh my. Both restaurants reasonable and wonderful atmosphere and service.

              In another league were Tratorria Trecolori and Trattoria Pesce Pasta. Solid food at remarkably cheap prices. But nowhere near as good as Esca and Marseilles.

              Thanks, Hounds.