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meridian Nov 21, 2007 06:55 AM

We've got the chance to share dinner with a friend tonight if it's inexpensive and relatively close (within 8 blocks or so) to NY City Center to make an 8pm curtain. Does anyone have any ideas for this neighborhood?

Much appreciated -

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    lotof745 RE: meridian Nov 21, 2007 09:49 AM

    Topaz (Thai) is located behind city center and next door to parker meridian and is relatively inexpensive. The food is amazing. Also, Le Bonne Soup is on 55th btwn 5th and 6th and is good and La Vineria, same block. You can try burger joint, in the parker meridian.

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      JoanN RE: lotof745 Nov 21, 2007 09:55 AM

      I second Topaz. It's my City Center go-to.

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      C2Patsy RE: meridian Nov 21, 2007 10:32 AM

      My mid town default is John's pizza (260 West 44th St) or Carmine's 200 West 44th street
      http://www.carminesnyc.com/
      - but Carmine's is only worthwhile if you have a big group as it is family style

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        G3B RE: C2Patsy Nov 22, 2007 03:55 PM

        definitely do not suggest you go to either John's or Carmines. Don Giovanni has far better pizza without the long wait or the deafening noise. Carmine's is all about quantity and not quality. I like La Bonne Soupe and La Vineria too.

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