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nerak Apr 21, 2009 06:43 AM

going to see a play tonight. can you recommend good eats in the theatre district.

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    Pan Apr 22, 2009 06:51 PM

    Also: Ariana Afghan.

    1. Bob Martinez Apr 21, 2009 07:50 AM

      Another good Thai choice - Pongsri Thai.

      244 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

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        pbjluver Apr 21, 2009 09:22 AM

        great choice
        very quick service
        and delicious food

        1. re: pbjluver
          Bob Martinez Apr 21, 2009 10:00 AM


          I've been using Pongsri as a pre theater stop for years. They're not Sripraphai but then again, Sri isn't exactly close to the theater district.

          Some favorite dishes -

          Nam Sod - an excellent version

          Pad Key Mao - I usually have it with pork. Very good stuff

          Pad Gra Prow - (with beef or pork) this is a standard dish but nicely done.

          Menupages - http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

          Prices are extremely friendly too, especially for midtown.

          1. re: Bob Martinez
            a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 07:43 AM

            I was underwhelmed by Pongsri midtown when I lived there. I much preferred Pongsri in Chinatown.

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        RGR Apr 21, 2009 07:32 AM

        Greek: Kellari Taverna or Uncle Nick's

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          a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 07:44 AM

          For stuff like souvlaki and gyros, I prefer Greek Kitchen to Uncle Nick's.

          1. re: a_and_w
            Pan Apr 23, 2009 10:26 AM

            I'm not familiar with Greek Kitchen, and I now realize that's because I don't tend to frequent 10th Av. From menupages (I haven't figured out how to do a Chow link): 889 10th Ave | At 58th St

            1. re: Pan
              a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 10:29 AM

              Yes, few people seem to have heard of it. When I lived in Hell's Kitchen, however, I ordered from them regularly. I particularly oved their pork souvlaki and garlicky Greek fries.

              1. re: a_and_w
                Pan Apr 23, 2009 10:37 AM

                I definitely appreciate the recommendation. What else have you enjoyed there?

                1. re: Pan
                  a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 11:00 AM

                  Just the gyros -- I stuck with the standard Greek stuff. BTW, another great place for stuff like that is Greek Corner just south of Penn Station at 27th(?) and 7th. They're only open for lunch, but they usually have some really tasty Greek specials in addition to the standard souvlaki and gyro. I love their eggy-lemony avgolemono soup.

                  1. re: a_and_w
                    Pan Apr 23, 2009 03:35 PM

                    It's hard to find sufficiently lemony avgolemano soup in New York. I'm not usually around there at lunchtime, but I'll try to remember your recommendation.

        2. JungMann Apr 21, 2009 06:59 AM

          Ethiopian: Meskerem
          Iraqi: La Kabbr
          Modern Korean: Bann
          Levantine: Gazala's Place
          Thai: Pam's Real Thai, Wondee Siam
          Turkish: Akdeniz
          South African: Braai

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          1. re: JungMann
            a_and_w Apr 23, 2009 07:43 AM

            If Queen of Sheba is still open, I'd got there over Meskerem.

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