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aks123 Apr 11, 2008 12:20 PM

Hi, taking my visiting parents to see a show at the Belasco. They prefer to have a lite(r) bite after the show. We don't mind walking a little (better if back toward downtown). Any fun suggestions (except sushi)? Thanks in advance.

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  1. LeahBaila RE: aks123 Apr 11, 2008 12:48 PM

    Kellari Taverna has great mezze and Greek wines...Awesome atmosphere to boot!


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      kel RE: LeahBaila Apr 13, 2008 12:50 PM

      Pus excellent fish !

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        samiam123 RE: LeahBaila Apr 13, 2008 06:41 PM

        yes-good idea! Liked Kellari very much.

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        flowr646 RE: aks123 Apr 11, 2008 12:54 PM

        Becco is a great Italian spot. I've been there many times. The food is great and it is very reasonable. They have a pasta special where the waiter give you unlimited different kinds of pastas straight from the sautee pans.

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          RGR RE: flowr646 Apr 11, 2008 02:10 PM

          We did the ayce special the last time we were at Becco, and the pastas were mediocre at best. In addition, seating is uncomfortably cramped, and the noise level can get hideously high.

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            LNG212 RE: flowr646 Apr 11, 2008 02:28 PM

            If you will be going during the prime pre-theatre crush time, then I totally agree with RGR about Becco. But if you are going at off hours, then it can be quite pleasant (I enjoyed the pasta specials, though I wouldn't call it the best pasta I ever had) since it's much less crowded and the waitstaff can be attentive/etc. Also, I don't know if they still do that special during "late night".

          2. Miss Needle RE: aks123 Apr 11, 2008 03:26 PM

            I like DB Bistro on 44th between 5th and 6th. Portions are on the smaller side (unless you order the burger). I'm sure your parents can order a couple of appetizers and not be overstuffed.

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              aks123 RE: aks123 Apr 11, 2008 04:41 PM

              Thanks so much to all who responded. great ideas

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                robinsilver RE: aks123 Apr 11, 2008 04:55 PM

                I have not had the pasta pre-theatre at Becco for years, but it used to be very good. However, we were there fairly recently for their regular food and it was quite good.
                However, db Bistro is my favorite in the theatre district, so I would vote for that.

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                  RGR RE: robinsilver Apr 11, 2008 09:44 PM

                  From my perspective, the operative words in your post with regard to Becco's pastas are "used to be." After they first opened, we went a couple of times and, as you said, the pastas were very good. When we last had dinner there, it had been many years since we'd been there, and I was shocked at how downhill they'd gone.

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                    fdb RE: robinsilver Apr 13, 2008 09:27 PM

                    I loved db Bistro Moderne for after theater on my last visit.

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                    cimui RE: aks123 Apr 13, 2008 10:03 PM

                    Head to Casellula at 52nd and 9th. It's civilized enough for the parents and quite delicious to boot.

                    Find the menu here: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

                    If your parents aren't scandalized by the name, the pig's ass sandwich is really quite good, as are the numerous cheeses.

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