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

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ajt13 Mar 7, 2008 07:45 AM

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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    maxinem Mar 7, 2008 09:50 AM

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

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      Chris VR Mar 7, 2008 09:55 AM

      And closing very soon according to this post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/496512

      :-(

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        ajt13 Mar 8, 2008 08:02 AM

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

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          paul_bklyn Mar 12, 2008 09:22 AM

          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.

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            Jane A. Mar 12, 2008 09:30 AM

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

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      RGR Mar 7, 2008 09:31 AM

      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.

      http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com

      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.

      http://www.marseillenyc.com

      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.

      http://www.westbankcafe.com

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