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Apr 25, 2008 06:55 AM

Decent restaurants by the Beacon Theatre (Bway/74th)

I'm going to a concert tomorrow night at the Beacon Theatre, Broadway at 74th. Any places worth seeing? Casual/street dress, inexpensive, unpretentious? Any cuisine is fine.

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  1. Fairway Cafe is always good and right across the street.

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      1. Lime Leaf on 72nd is pretty good for Thai. Earthen Oven has surprisingly authentic Indian, though it's a little pricey for me. Big Nick's isn't bad for diner food. Truth be told, though, I usually just get something from Fairway and eat it at home since I'm around the corner, though now that Chipotle has opened up, I figure there's something new for quick and easy.

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        1. re: JungMann

          Re: Earthen Oven - we may be heading to the UWS tonight for an early movie - would we need a reservation?

          1. re: MMRuth

            Seven's - the relatively new Turkish place on 72nd 'tween Columbus and Amsterdam. Beautiful setting, great service, delicious eggplant appetizer.
            Reasonable prices. Casual dress.

            1. re: pbjluver

              Sorry, I must disagree on Seven's--on a good day it is mediocre and I once had the terrible meal there. There are many far better restaurants in the area.

              I agree with Earthen Oven--it can get busy at peak hours , so a rese wouldn't hurt, it is easy to get in off peak. Telepan is near the beacon, as is Compass, and 'Cesca. Fairway Cafe is fine if you don't mind very casual and basic steakhouse fare. Ouest is a few blocks walk to the north of the Beacon, so is Nice Matin for very good Bistro food. Throw in Bettola's for casual and decent neighborhood Italian.

        2. Cassis has always been enjoyable. 70th and Columbus. Traditional french brasserie fare and no reservations required.

          1. Nice Matin and Kefi are both reasonable.