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newby83 Feb 19, 2008 06:58 AM

My bf and I are going to a play on Friday night and would like to eat somewhere within walking distance - the play is at 59 between Park and Madison. I am hoping for recommendations for restaurants with good bars where we can have a bite to eat and a cocktail before the play.

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    idia RE: newby83 Feb 19, 2008 07:03 AM

    I believe davidburke & donatella is only a few blocks away. And being that you will be there early, you will have an optimum experience. The main problem with them is the waiting later on. Ask for a table in the bar room.

    1. Toot RE: newby83 Feb 19, 2008 09:20 AM

      Fig and Olive on Lex and 62nd is a good option: www.figandolive.com

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        steakrules85 RE: newby83 Feb 19, 2008 09:42 AM

        If you like steak- Uncle Jack's on 56th bet 5th and 6th.

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          David W RE: newby83 Feb 19, 2008 10:05 AM

          Aquavit is on 55th between the same avenues...you could sit in the cafe or at the bar-

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            MinhLikesFood RE: newby83 Feb 21, 2008 10:39 AM

            Tao is on 58th b/w park and madison, while it's a little old now it's still a good choice for trendy, asian fusion. www.taorestaurant.com

            BLT Market is a few blocks down on 59th and 6th. Fantastic seasonal american food. http://www.bltmarket.com/

            Serafina at 61st and madison is good italian food at more reasonble prices than Tao and BLT market. http://www.serafinarestaurant.com/

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              newby83 RE: MinhLikesFood Feb 21, 2008 11:11 AM

              Great, thank you for all the recommendations!

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