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johnk Nov 15, 2007 06:08 AM

A friend of mine is spending 4 night at the Westin on W43rd Street while attending a convention at the Javits Center.
Need some advice on moderately priced casual bistro/cafe type places near there on 9th and 10th Avenues.
Also, some bar scene places after work would be helpful.
Thanks in advance!

  1. r
    RGR Nov 15, 2007 09:27 AM

    Osteria Gelsi, on 9th & 38th - http://www.gelsiny.com

    West Bank Cafe, on 42nd, b/t 9th & 10th - http://www.westbankcafe.com

    Le Madeleine, on 43rd, just west of 9th - http://www.lemadeleine.com

    Marseille, on 9th & 44th - http://www.marseillenyc.com

    1. f
      fein Nov 15, 2007 09:29 AM

      i don't know the exact name but there is a pub/sports bar on 10th in the low 40's. something along the lines of landsdowne tavern. my friends say it is a good spot for a beer.

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      1. re: fein
        LeahBaila Nov 17, 2007 08:25 AM

        Mr. Bigg's?

        1. re: fein
          LNG212 Nov 17, 2007 09:06 AM

          Landmark Tavern? but i think that's on 11th.

          1. re: fein
            egit Nov 19, 2007 12:33 PM

            Landsdowne Road. It's a beer/sports bar. Nice enough place... pubby, etc.

          2. k
            kam0424 Nov 15, 2007 10:39 AM

            Nook is BYOB and very reasonably priced (9th and 51st)
            44 Southwest is pretty good Italian (9th and 44th)
            There's some very cheap Brazilian and Mexican in the low 40s on 9th and 10th Ave. (don't remember the names of them)

            1. h
              Hungry Esquire Nov 15, 2007 11:10 AM

              Daisy May's (46th and 11th), Pepe Giallo (25th and 10th), Cookshop (20th and 10th), Pam Real or Wonde Siam on 9th Ave for Thai.

              the Half King is a pretty good bar/pub too - with good food (23rd and 10th)

              1. s
                sara123 Nov 17, 2007 08:12 AM

                vice versa on 51st between 8th and 9th is great italian.

                seeda thai on 49th between 8th and 9th is the best in the area.

                1. b
                  breezymom Nov 17, 2007 10:23 AM

                  Just tried Chelsea Grill on 9th Avenue between 46th & 47th after reading about it on the boards here--went for lunch Thursday for a co-worker's birthday. It was really very nice. It was pretty quiet but the waitstaff was friendly, attentive and service was quick! Burgers were awesome, shrimp appy was nice too! The homemade potato chips in baskets on the table were really great!! Cozy atmosphere -small!

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                  1. re: breezymom
                    LeahBaila Nov 18, 2007 05:48 AM

                    Burgers there are awesome, but the couple times I've been the service has been downright laughable and ridiculous.

                    1. re: LeahBaila
                      vanessaknows Nov 18, 2007 05:53 AM

                      Really like West Bank ALOT.
                      44 and 44 1/2 are really good
                      Westside Sushi (very low brow basic)
                      Wondee Siam
                      Matt's Grill-burgers

                      Also, all the restaurants on 47th Street in the theatre district are offering 15% off due to the theatre strike to drum up biz. The list is on wcbstv.com That could be interesting. Might be some good bargains.

                      1. re: vanessaknows
                        holland_oats Nov 20, 2007 04:11 AM

                        you mean 46th, restaurant row...?

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