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

MJPByron Apr 25, 2008 06:55 AM

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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    samiam123 Apr 25, 2008 09:21 AM

    Fairway Cafe is always good and right across the street.

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      Lucia Apr 25, 2008 11:23 AM

      Second. Also, Kefi.

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        RCC Apr 25, 2008 12:54 PM

        Fairway is pretty decent.

      2. JungMann Apr 25, 2008 12:52 PM

        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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          MMRuth Apr 25, 2008 01:02 PM

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

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            pbjluver Apr 25, 2008 07:38 PM

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

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              Ora Apr 26, 2008 06:55 PM

              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.

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          Nikitenka Apr 27, 2008 08:42 AM

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

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            mslex Apr 27, 2008 10:48 AM

            Nice Matin and Kefi are both reasonable.

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