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Jan 21, 2008 03:44 PM

Reasonable midtown west restaurant for 2 out of town convention attendees

Hi - Looking for some reasonable dinner places for two guys attending a convention at the Javits Center and staying at the Westin in Times Square. Both are from out of town, so probably won't venture too far from the hotel....

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    1. Can you give some more info, particularly price range.

      4 Replies
      1. re: Spiritchaser

        Hi Spiritchaser - I would probably say anywhere in the 30 - 50 dollar range per person (dinner and one drink?). I"m actually looking for my husband and brother-in-law. I used to live in NY, and we go back about twice a year, but my husband is not too comfortable navigating the city without me, so I think they'd prefer to go somewhere within walking distance or within a short cab ride. They go to this same convention every year and have hit most of the better steakhouses in the city, and a few of the better restaurants, so they're really looking for some good food, and not to spend a fortune this time. They both like Italian, seafood, French, American fare, probably nothing too ethnic...

        1. re: mrszuhwiggins

          Tell them to check out Marseille on 44th (French bistro), Etcetera Etcetera also on 44th (Med/Italian), Cascina on 9th. All of these places MIGHT push the $$ limits but it wouldn't have to be by much if they watch it and they all have good food so it would be worth it.

          1. re: Spiritchaser

            I agree with spiritchaser and would add West Bank Cafe to the mix.

            1. re: idia

              Wonderful - I'm going to have them check all of the suggestions out - and I just noticed that it is Restaurant Week in NY - so they may be able to stretch their $$ if they're OK with a prix fixe. Any other suggestions out there?