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Mar 11, 2009 08:22 AM

Theatre District, Hell's Kitchen Restaurant, casual not too trendy

Dinner tonight with a friend of the family and her freshman in college daughter. Nothing too expensive. Anything on the west side from 40's to 60s would work. Italian, American, no Asian. Thanks!

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  1. What is your target budget (sans tax and alcohol) per person? Thanks.

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      like entrees from 15-25? prob $30 max per person (sans alc and tax)

    2. I've been to Nizza twice. Menu was more interesting the first time (now it's a typical Italian with a few authentic dishes) but food remains very good. Decor informal but beautiful, ambience lively. Excellent value. I think it would appeal to both mom and daughter.

      1. I am always quite pleased with Hells Kitchen (the restaurant) around 46/47th on 9th Ave. Nouveau Mexican food and would fit in your price range.

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        1. re: NYEsq

          Seconded. And it's probably just the right level of trendy, too, considering the college-age daughter. I'd also add Roberto Passon, for ever-so-slightly-trendy Italian, though focus on the (excellent and huge) apps.

          1. re: cjd260

            sounds great, thanks for your help!

        2. You might want to look into Nook also, but it is BYOB - so that might be a plus or minus.