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Jun 23, 2008 04:44 PM

Good places to eat near Marriott Marquis in TS

Hello all. En route to Greece, my father and I are making a stop in NYC and will be staying at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. We fly in and will arrive at our hotel on a Monday night - just in time for dinner. The following day we are dining at Babbo, and finishing our stay with a trip to Patsy's in East Harlem on Wednesday. However, the night we fly in, we would like to eat dinner away from the hotel but not have to travel very far. Are there any good places to eat around this area that are within walking distance? Thanks for any input :)

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  1. There are numerous places to go, as you are in the theatre district. I like db Bisto which is on 44th off 6th Avenue. There are numerous good Italian restaurants, there is Virgil's if you want barbeque, B Smith's on 46th Street for Southern cooking. Let us know what kind of food you might be in the mood for, and we can better advise. If you want, search the board for theatre district, and you will get lots of answers, all in walking distance. Enjoy Times Square, as a native New Yorker, I still think it's one of the greatest sights in the world.

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    1. re: robinsilver

      Well, considering we are having italian the following night (at Babbo's, nonetheless) and pizza the night after, we are not looking for italian. The truth is, we are not sure what we will be hungry for :P, I know thats not the answer you wanted. Possibly a good sandwich place, but any options are welcome.

      P.S. I am so pumped for Times Square! The sights and sounds look very interesting :)

    2. Walk 2 blocks west and you'll hit 9th Ave where there are a ton of casual eateries. Among them, Marseille serves good to excellent French meals with a Moroccan component.

      630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

      1. Hey, pastry634,

        There are many very good to excellent dining options in the Times Square/Theater District area.

        The suggestion of Marseille, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St., is a good one.

        dbBistro Moderne, on 44th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., is 4-star chef Daniel Boulud's take on contemporary French bistro cuisine. Needless to say, the food is tops.

        If you're up for a slightly longer walk from the Marriott (or a very short cab ride), I highly recommend Keens Steakhouse, which has been in its 36th St. location b/t 5th & 6th Avs. since 1885. Thus, in addition to delicious steaks, chops (their signature is the mutton chop), etc., and excellent service, there is the unmatchable charm of the Old NY ambiance -- walls filled with American memorabilia, row-upon-row of old clay smoking pipes suspended from all the ceilings, and pipes belonging to famous people dating back to the 19th century in display cases in the vestibule.

        Enjoy your brief stay in NYC and Bon Appetit!

        1. Hi pastry! Welcome (in advance) to Manhattan! It sounds like you want something on the casual side. If you want really really casual, street food is a fun option (NYC has great st. food). Try the halal chicken / gyro rice cart on 53rd st. and 6th Ave (aka Ave. of the Americas).

          For a sit down meal, you might like eating tapas style at the Modern Bar Room, a sleek, beautiful space in the Modern museum. It's just a short walk from where you are (at least by Manhattan standards!) and has a wide variety of interesting offerings, so you don't have to decide with too much specificity in advance what you want.

          1. I'll throw a couple more options into the mix:

            Sushi Zen, on 44th just west of 6th, has great sushi.

            Blue Wave, in the W Hotel at the corner of 47th and B'way, is a decent option for a casual and relaxing meal. The food is solid (although not extraordinary) and seafood-centric.

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            1. re: Blumie

              Fyi it's Blue Fin not Blue Wave... used to be great, the last few times I've been there, service and food were both a bit spotty. But it is still a good option in the area...

              Check out Hell's Kitchen on 9th ave....modern mexican and one of my favorite restaurants in the area