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Best restaurant around W.46th Street?

We are looking for a post-theatre dinner around Richard Rodgers theatre, W. 46th Street. The closer the better, although I'd be willing to hop in a cab to UWS - the most important thing is that the food and atmosphere is good. I will be dining with people who lean towards Italian, although we are options to all possibilities....thanks!

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  1. Look into Insieme on W. 51st. The dinner menu is strong. It's divided into classic / traditional Italian and modern Italian portions, so there should be something for everyone. Some people complain about the dining room being too "sterile", but I find it attractive and sleekly modern. The wine list is pretty extensive and the somellier knowledgable.

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    For non-Italian, I am a big fan of the Modern Dining Room at the MoMA on 53rd St. (not the Bar Room). The food is nominally French / Alsatian. It and the service have always been impeccable.

      1. re: chezfredo

        Le Madeleine is, alas, no more. I keep looking to see if they have opened somewhere else, but not yet.

        1. re: dd992emo

          There was talk that Le Madeleine would be taking over the space formerly occupied by Rene Pujol. Thus far, nothing seems to have come of it.

          My pick for Italian near 46th St. would be Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th, b/t B'way & 8th Av. Well-prepared, delicious homestyle fare. Friendly, efficient service. Attractive decor and nicely-spaced tables.

      2. Check out Marseille...especially if you like French or Moroccan food.

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