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Mar 7, 2008 07:45 AM

Casual, moderately priced dinner for 3 tomorrow, vaguely midtown west and quiet enough for a conversation catching up on the last ten years...?

Two out-of-town guests who like anything but Indian; the main desires are a *quiet* place that won't charge more than about $150 for 3 (they're very modest drinkers).

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  1. If you reserve after 8 p.m.,i.e., post pre-theater rush and crush, most restaurants in Midtown West will be less busy and quieter. Here are a few options:

    Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., serves very tasty homestyle Italian fare. Friendly, efficient service. Attractive surroundings with well-spaced tables.


    Marseille, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St., serves very good French/Mediterranean cuisine in an attractive brasserie setting. For the economy-minded, they offer a 3-course prix-fixe for $35.


    West Bank Cafe, on 42nd St., b/t 9th & 10th Avs., serves excellent New American cuisine. Low-key ambiance with pleasing decor and very comfortable seating.


    1. Le Madeleine on 9th Ave and 43rd. Quiet atmosphere with yummy well priced French food.

      4 Replies
        1. re: Chris VR

          OK, I got a rez tonight for Le Madeleine -- so it's still there for the moment!

          1. re: ajt13

            But now they've closed. They say that if you send your email to them at info@lemadeleine.com they will alert you to their reopening, if they reopen as they are hoping to.

            1. re: paul_bklyn

              Thanks for that info, paul_bklyn. I just sent off an email. We'll keep hoping that they return.