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2 nites: good restaurants near hampton inn on west 51st?

southern chocoholic Jun 18, 2008 08:24 AM

I will be in nyc for 2 nights in july and am looking for recommendations for dinner close to the hampton inn. love french bistro, in particular. not too pricey nor outsentatious!!

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    Lucia RE: southern chocoholic Jun 18, 2008 11:22 AM

    La Bonne Soupe for your basic, non-pricey, non-ostentatious. If you're looking for something a bit more, Benoit.

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      xigua RE: southern chocoholic Jun 18, 2008 12:06 PM

      tout va bien is literally next door, with great atmosphere and decent admittedly not very distinguished food.
      Marseille would be my pick for updated French in the neighborhood with a moroccan bent.

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        RGR RE: southern chocoholic Jun 18, 2008 04:26 PM

        I agree with the recs for La Bonne Soupe and Benoit, which happen to be on the same block, 55th, b/t 5th & 6th.


        I also like Marseille, which is on the corner of 9th & 44th.


        Tout Va Bien does not "va too bien" pour moi.

        We've not managed to get to Chez Napoleon, on 50th, b/t 8th & 9th, but Hounds who've been there say the classic bistro cuisine is very good.


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          southern chocoholic RE: RGR Jun 19, 2008 06:25 AM

          just waint to say thank you for the response. if you ever want to know where to eat in the South Carolina lowcountry...I have the scoop on that.

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          larryfr RE: southern chocoholic Jun 18, 2008 06:48 PM

          DB bistro modern on 44st between 5th an6th is a nice place. Go pre theater (42$) before 7pm.
          Bar boulud on broadway and 60th st is really good (great charcuterie and wine bar).
          try Bouchon bakery in the time warner center before 9pm. It 's in a shopping mall but the salad, sandwiches are tasty.
          Benoit (55th at 6th) and brasserie Cognac (broadway at 55th) are new spots. They may offer good food.

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