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Theatre District Dinner/Husband Wants to Watch Giant's Game Dilema

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FITZHAMMER Jan 10, 2008 03:51 PM

Planning to see Spamalot Sunday Night.....but my husband wants to watch the Giant's game before the show. Any advice on where we can have a decent dinner where he could watch the show. He suggested Virgil's but my kids where hoping for something nicer. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Jane A. Jan 12, 2008 07:44 PM

    Have you considered dumping hubby at some bar, while you and the kids go someplace nice? And if hubby doesn't show up in front of the theater by 15 minutes before curtain, pick up a really cute guy and give him your husband's seat. It's bad enough being a sports widow -- why should you and the kids have to give up a good meal and real conversation on top of that? He won't be good participatory company if he's glued to the TV anyway. Make a reservation at Marseille for yourself and the kids and enjoy. For other restaurant options search this board - you'll find lots of good suggestions.

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      harrison Jan 11, 2008 05:38 AM

      I guess ESPN Zone is out....

      Any cuisine preference? many places will have it on in the bar i'm sure.

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        idia Jan 11, 2008 06:05 AM

        I am not sure I understand you. When you say, "where he can watch the show" do you mean the Giants game?
        If so, you might want to consider a dinner at Keens where they have a TV set?

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          JSHAFT78 Jan 11, 2008 07:46 AM

          harrison is right. pretty much anyplace with a tv at the bar will have the game, and even if the tv was off or on another channel, odds are they'd change it to the game for your husband.

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            FITZHAMMER Jan 11, 2008 11:44 AM

            I meant the game, although to him the game is the real show!!!!!!!! I am not too familiar with restaurants in the theatre district but was hoping to find one that would have seating in a bar area that would have the game playing.

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              steve h. Jan 11, 2008 12:52 PM

              holy cow. this is the most important game of the year for the giants. virgil's is ok. get there at kickoff (4:30) and grab a table in the bar area. order virgil's pig out and whatever else catches your fancy (beans are good, corn bread is very good). house root beer for the kids, a growler for dad, patron anejo for mom.

              go big blue!

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                Mcheck57 Jan 12, 2008 07:17 PM

                How about Joshua Tree on restaurant row?

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