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mboxermd Jun 3, 2009 12:55 PM

Need some recommendations for this Saturday - pretheatre dinner - all cuisines except Sushi - price range $30 - $40 per person - nice ambiance and good food would be a plus!

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    notsochubbychubette Jun 3, 2009 01:03 PM

    Trattoria trecolori
    254 W 47th St
    www.trattoriatrecolori.com/

    Uncle Nicks
    unclenicksgreekrestaurant.com

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      hungry i Jun 11, 2009 10:09 AM

      Have you tried the ricotta cheesecake at Trattoria Trecolori? Just saw it on the menu?
      hungry i

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        RGR Jun 11, 2009 10:41 AM

        Trecolori is one of our favorites in the Theater District. I've had the ricotta cheesecake, and it is very good. Also, the tiramisu is one of the best versions I've had. Seriously delicious! Actually, all the desserts are on a cart which is brought to your table. Somehow, I've never managed to get past either the tiramisu or the cheesecake.

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      Jane A. Jun 3, 2009 01:32 PM

      Marseille, 44th & 9th.

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        LeahBaila Jun 4, 2009 07:33 AM

        Second. Damn, do they make a killer burger!

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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          ellenost Aug 11, 2009 06:29 PM

          Marseille is a great choice.

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          maxine Jun 4, 2009 08:52 AM

          Saju, despite the name it is a French Bistro. Good food, good service, fun place.

          1. buttertart Jun 4, 2009 11:38 AM

            Dafni on 42nd between 8th and 9th (across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, not that that's a plus) is a very nice brand-new Greek place with very good food in your price range (and reasonably-priced wine). I posted on it below.

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              mvi Jun 4, 2009 01:19 PM

              We can recommend Sweet Emily's - 321 West 51- which was very affordable and offered an eclectic menu along with some solid comfort food. Affordable, relaxed and convenient. We had the ceviche and the bacon mac and cheese for appetizers (8.00 and 5.50), which we enjoyed immensely. I followed with Shrimp Mojito, which is a grilled shrimp dish for $12 and my daughter had chicken pot pie ($8) along with a side of mashed potatoes for $5.00. The staff could not have been nicer.

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                LeahBaila Jun 5, 2009 04:56 AM

                Is this a newer place? Sounds interesting. Thanks.

                www.thelunchbelle.com

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                  RGR Jun 5, 2009 07:51 AM

                  We haven't been to Sweet Emily's. It opened within the past year in the space formerly occupied by Rene Pujol.

                  http://www.sweetemilysnyc.com

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                    mvi Jun 5, 2009 11:41 AM

                    It is new. We met Emily, who was just lovely, and the space is inviting and warm. The menu is available on line but they also had some specials the night we were there. Fantastic drinks, too. We said we'd be back, and we meant it. My daughter (23) is all meat and potatoes and I am mainly a vegan but I do eat fish, so it is not entirely easy picking a spot that satisfies us both and proves to be affordable. We really enjoyed ourselves. When we left to wander over to see West Side Story, there was a couple having drinks in a cozy seating area right in front, and there's a nice bar, too.

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                      LeahBaila Jun 8, 2009 05:47 AM

                      Thanks for the feedback, mvi! Sounds intriguing. :)

                      www.thelunchbelle.com

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                        mvi Jun 8, 2009 02:59 PM

                        Let's hope they make it. Such a tough time right now. I hope to see more feedback from other people who try it. I have to say, there were a lot of people there the night we were out and about, and all looked happy. Several couples in their 50s or 60s and a couple of families like us. It was a very warm and personal place- not frantic chaos with rushed service and jaded owners. We really liked it. I think if you were going out before seeing a play with parents or teenagers and watching your wallet, this would be among the top choices to consider. Lots of good choices and a very pleasant atmosphere. As I said, we will be back when we return to see a few more shows this summer.

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                          louuuuu Jun 14, 2009 03:42 AM

                          We tried it Saturday night. Can't beat the value. Desserts are sensational, my tapioca pudding with coconut drizzle was a surprise and the single best dessert I've had in months. Sweet Emily, indeed.

                          I found the speciality drinks too subtle... need more of a kick. On second order, just went for standard Kettle 1.

                          If Emily is to survive, she needs word of mouth. Not too crowded on a Saturday evening... where neighboring places were buzzing. A nice, inexpensive dinner in the theater district .. seems like a perfect ticket for these times.

                          Only dissapointment... Emily never stopped by to say hello. I wanted to know who first dubbed her "Sweet."

                2. YummyInTheCity Jun 8, 2009 10:38 PM

                  Love Hell's Kitchen - upscale mexican. Also Five Napkin Burger could be a nice choice.

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                  Hell's Kitchen
                  679 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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                    JC2 Jun 10, 2009 01:34 PM

                    Breeze - French/Thai fusion on 9th bet. 45 and 46. Very casual atmosphere. Great duck dish. Get you out quickly.

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