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nyron319 Mar 14, 2008 07:52 AM

we are looking for someplace in that area not italian or french that we can get into on sat night, any ideas?

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  1. MMRuth Mar 14, 2008 07:55 AM

    Maybe Taboon? Great Middle Eastern food. I don't know how hard it is to get into though.

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      cjd260 Mar 14, 2008 08:05 AM

      You answered it in your title: try Hell's Kitchen, if you mean "get into" without a reservation. If you're willing to make a reservation but are just worried about making one at such late notice, you could also try Toloache, which is usually pretty easy to get into. Taboon is showing only one spot on Opentable, at 9:45.

      There are also a million places you can walk into if you're looking more downmarket (Thai, greek, burgers, etc.).

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        Will4Food Mar 14, 2008 09:24 AM

        The best restaurant in Hell's Kitchen is Hell's Kitchen, a wonderful place for fresh, innovative SouthWestern cuisine. They don't take reservations after 7, but the wait is worth it.

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          RGR Mar 14, 2008 09:28 AM

          Uncle Nick's, on 9th, b/t 50th & 51st, serves very good Greek food. My guess is that if you go after 8, when the pre-theater has left, you should more easily be able to get a table.

          1. JungMann Mar 14, 2008 10:21 AM

            Hell's Kitchen, Whym, Xing, Queen of sheba, Sushi of Gari 46, Bann, Hallo Berlin, Chanpen should all give you a range of options.

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              Lucia Mar 14, 2008 11:18 AM

              Casellula is good for small plates. No reservations, so you can walk in. I was able to eat there w/a party of 4 on a recent Saturday around 9:30.

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                ajs42548 Mar 14, 2008 01:38 PM

                Try, Chelsea Grill of Hell's Kitchen, 9th Ave between 46th and 47th. I was just there last night again. Food is good, prices are reasonable, service is good. However, make a reservation as they are usually crowded.

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                  Pelecat Mar 15, 2008 12:02 PM

                  Xing is closed, alas. Rachel's Bistro on 9th around 43rd is an option

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                    anil Mar 15, 2008 02:18 PM

                    There is Rice & Beans - a small Brazilian on 50th ; Real Pam Thai off 9th Ave; also Costa Del Sol - Spanish cuisine.

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                      Brigita Apr 7, 2008 05:32 AM

                      Went to Casellula on Sat night. Really enjoyed it. Wonderful cheese and wine selection. We had the Endive salad w/Roaring Forties Blue and Macadamia Nuts. And the Roasted Beet salad w/mozzarella and hazelnuts. And split the Pig's Ass sandwich. All was quite good. Got some red and wine wine that I can't quite remember but both were recommended by the staff and great.

                      Will def. be back. Service is a bit slow, but the wait staff is knowledgable.

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