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Need Mid-town West Rec

kimie Nov 30, 2007 04:55 AM

A co-worker is coming to visit from Georgia, and she wants to go see the tree. I'm looking for a rec around that area or closer to the westside that is affordable ($15-25/per plate) and I would like to avoid French, pizza or deli.

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    RGR Nov 30, 2007 05:57 AM

    Wu Liang Ye, on 48th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., serves very good Szechuan cuisine.

    http://www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=3653&neighborhoodid=0&cuisineid=0

    You can walk further west to Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th, b/t B'way & 8th, for well-prepared homestyle Italian food.

    http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com

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    1. re: RGR
      kimie Dec 21, 2007 09:32 AM

      Thank you so much for the recommendations! We ended up going to Trattoria Trecolori, and it was really very good. I had a sea bass special with tomato sauce, olives and capers. The portion of fish was very generous and cooked perfectly. My co-worker had a pasta special that had a lot of items in it--and again very generous portion. And my husband had the linguine neri alla monsignori--which he is still raving about. They also had soups--my husband had their soup special which was cream of asparugus, and it was fantastic. We all had dessert--and I know that mine was the best-- ricotta cheesecake. I actually liked it better than my dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who was going to be in the area. We ate around 7:30-8pm on a Monday night, and the place was really empty. But I'm sure it is very busy pre-theatre, due to the location.
      Thanks again!

      1. re: kimie
        r
        RGR Dec 21, 2007 08:15 PM

        Thanks for reporting back, kimie. So glad you liked Trecolori since it is one of our favorites in that area. We usually have pasta, and they are always first-rate. Soups and salads are also excellent. My favorite dessert is the tiramisu, but the cheesecake runs it a close second.

        You don't say exactly when you went there, but if it was during the stagehands' strike, most of the restaurants in that area suffered from substantial drops in business. In normal times, Mondays are always fairly quiet in Theater District restaurants because just about all the shows are dark.

        1. re: RGR
          kimie Dec 29, 2007 03:46 PM

          We went Monday, December 17th at around 8pm. It was after the strike, but as you said, most Broadway shows are dark on Monday evenings. I can imagine how busy they must be every other night, though. It was truly a great recommendation--so thank you so much!

          And on a side note, I read your recommendation of Marseille on 9th Ave a long time ago--and now that is one of my favorite places to go to brunch in the city. Thank you for all of your great recs!!

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            r
            RGR Dec 29, 2007 05:08 PM

            Kimie,

            Thanks so much for you comments. I really appreciate hearing when people have positive experiences at restaurants I recommend. :-)

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