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nira56 Feb 2, 2008 03:33 AM

Taking my 17 year old daughter to Broadway play on Saturday night. Any suggestions for a fun or interesting eating experience AND good food?

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    skepner169 RE: nira56 Feb 2, 2008 03:51 AM

    The theater district is tough as there aren't a lot of good restaurants. If you like seafood or sushi, I'd suggest Blue Fin in the W hotel on 47th and Broadway. Or if you are in the mood for Asian Ruby Foo's is a good choice on 49th and Broadway or Haru on West 43rd. Tony Di Napolis on West 43 between 6th and 7th is good family style Italian food. Definitely crowded though and very noisy but the food is good. Enjoy the show!

    http://www.hermanweb.us/?s=ruby+foos

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      RGR RE: skepner169 Feb 2, 2008 09:15 AM

      I disagree with your statement that there aren't a lot of good restaurants in the Theater District. Sure, there are stinkers. However, there are plenty of very good to excellent, and even a few superb, restaurants in that area. You just have to know which ones they are.

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        SLO RE: RGR Feb 2, 2008 10:35 AM

        Please tell .. which are the good ones?
        TIA

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          RGR RE: SLO Feb 2, 2008 12:32 PM

          For a start:

          dbBistro Moderne
          Town
          Insieme
          Gordon Ramsay @ The London/Maze
          West Bank Cafe
          Marseille
          Le Madeleine
          La Bonne Soupe
          Trattoria Trecolori
          Roberto Passon
          ViceVersa
          Cascina
          Uncle Nick's
          Daisy May's BBQ
          Wu Liang Ye

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            SLO RE: RGR Feb 3, 2008 03:15 PM

            Thanks RGR ... We ended up at Dervish last night .. it was ok, nothing special.

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              RGR RE: SLO Feb 3, 2008 04:50 PM

              Hey, SLO,

              Sorry to hear that about your experience at Dervish though, frankly, it doesn't surprise me. I purposely did not include it on the list I posted because when we tried it quite a few years ago, it was, as you've now found out, nothing special; therefore, I never recommend it.

    2. Spiritchaser RE: nira56 Feb 2, 2008 07:04 AM

      Marseille on 44th has a very authentic French bistro feel. Good food and good atmosphere.

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        rrems RE: nira56 Feb 2, 2008 07:56 AM

        I heartily second Marseille.

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          RGR RE: nira56 Feb 2, 2008 09:20 AM

          Make that three recommendations for Marseille. I agree that the French/Mediterranean cuisine they serve is excellent. But just to be more accurate, it's a brasserie -- a very attractive and bustling one -- not a quaint bistro.

          http://www.marseillenyc.com

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            yumyum palace RE: nira56 Feb 2, 2008 12:56 PM

            Shaan of India, on w. 48th St. They even have someone playing the Sitar. The food is good and the atmosphere would add the element of interesting you are looking for.

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              idia RE: yumyum palace Feb 3, 2008 05:45 PM

              Here's 4 for Marseille.

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                Philly Ray RE: idia Feb 3, 2008 06:51 PM

                Does Marseille only serve their brunch menu on Saturday afternoons? Or do they also serve their lunch menu? My wife and I are seeing a show on Feb 16 and are looking for a lunch spot. Frankly, their lunch menu looks more interesting to me than the brunch menu.

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                  rrems RE: Philly Ray Feb 3, 2008 07:06 PM

                  I'm afraid it's the brunch menu on weekends, and I feel the same way.

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                    Philly Ray RE: rrems Feb 3, 2008 07:18 PM

                    We're seeing Young Frankenstein at the Hilton Theatre on 43rd. Any "unique" lunch spots near there? We're coming up from Philly on the train and we're open to all just about any ethnicity except Italian, which we can get plenty of down here. Any recs for good spots like that between Penn Station and the theater (or not too far from there)?

                    Thanks for any help.

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                      rrems RE: Philly Ray Feb 3, 2008 07:34 PM

                      My best suggestion is Orso, which is Italian but is so good that I don't think you will mind. They serve the regular menu at Saturday lunch. The pizzas are great (and big enought to share) and the appetizers are mostly huge and could serve as main courses.

                      www.orsorestaurant.com

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