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Mar 21, 2008 12:42 PM


I'm an out-of-towner (Los Angeles) and I'll be in New York in May. I'm seeing a great many shows, and I was wondering if you could recommend some great eating places in the area. I like Italian, Chinese, Seafood, Japanese (cooked), Barbecue, and Thai.

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  1. vice versa italian 51 st 8-9 ave

    1. Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., is a favorite of mine and many other Hounds. Delicious homestyle Italian fare is served by a friendly, capable staff in a space that has attractive decor and nicely-spaced tables.

      Daisy May's BBQ, on the corner of 11th Av. & 46th St., is, imo, the very best in that area, and well worth trekking to the far west side. It's a cafeteria-style set-up. Not much in the way of decor, but who cares?

      Esca, on the corner of 9th Av. & 43rd St., is a Batali restaurant that specializes in fish and seafood with an Italian bent. I'm not a fan, but there are lots of Hounds who are. Expensive.

      1. Vice Versa has a sister restaurant called Et Cetera on 44th...

        1. db Bistro on 44th is one of my favorites. You haven't said anything about a price range. There is Ruby Foo's, on Broadway at around 48th, I believe. Last night we went to Scarlatto's on 47th St. Good value $29 pre-theatre dinner was quite good. Osterio al Doge on 43rd or 44th. What you should do is check the location of the theatres, and take it from there. Some are in the low 40's, others in the low 50's.

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          1. re: robinsilver

            Just to note that howard81 did not include French in the list of cuisines he likes; therefore, while dbBistro is an excellent restaurant, the food is contemporary French, so it may not be a good fit for him.

            1. re: RGR

              I'm taking this all in ...thanks so much for your replys!

          2. Vice -Versa ia great. Osteria Del Circo is underated. Marseille is also underated. Milos if you want great but expensive seafood.

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            1. re: coltrane

              Marseille underrated? Certainly not on this board where it has lots of fans, including me, who find the food to be excellent.