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

    1. 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.).

      1. 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.

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

            1. 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.

              1. 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.

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: anil

                      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.