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Going to the 5th Ave Theatre Sat night & I am looking for dinner recommendations!

sunshineame Sep 18, 2008 10:43 AM

I have tickets to the 5th Ave Theatre this Saturday night. There will be 4 gals and we are looking for a restaurant with good food and a fun atmosphere that is within walking distance. Any suggestions? Thanks for your input!

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    Lauren Sep 25, 2008 09:26 AM

    Where did you end up going?

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      Grahamc100 Sep 24, 2008 02:40 PM

      I echo PAO's comments about Tango. We always go there before heading to the Paramount. I love the duck confit spinach salad while my wife's favorite is the beans with harissa. Another fun option within easy walking distance of 5th Ave is Purple.

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        PAO Sep 24, 2008 02:56 PM

        Those dishes are good too. I think we almost always have the beans. The tuna stuffed peppers are yummy as well. And I love the cornmeal breach (not corn bread, but breach made with cornmeal) that comes with dinner. This is making me hungry . .. .

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        mrnelso Sep 20, 2008 05:31 PM

        Union might do it.
        Check it out.

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          PAO Sep 20, 2008 08:29 AM

          Il Fornaio, down near Nordstrom's is a bit better than Palomino if you're talking chain restaurants, and I've been to both a lot. But if it were me, I'd walk a little more and go to Tango. Small plates everyone can share. Everytime my high school pals from out of state come in, we go there and everyone loves it. The mushrooms with serrano ham and sherry are to die for. And so is the signature dessert (large enough to share), El Diablo. http://tangorestaurant.com/

          1. allisonw Sep 19, 2008 02:48 PM

            If you're willing to do bar snacks instead of a full dinner, Vessel might be a fun choice. Bonus, it's in the same building as the theatre.

            Otherwise, yep, Palomino's about the only thing kinda "fun" in the immediate vicinity.

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              howard 1st Sep 19, 2008 10:13 AM

              on past excursions to the 5th avenue theater, i have been happy with the food and service at union square grille (6th/union) which is only 2 blocks away

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                zoogrrrl Sep 18, 2008 10:40 PM

                I'm not much for chain restaurants but the bar at Palomino might be just the ticket. Good food, close by, lively.

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