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Jul 14, 2009 08:05 PM

Really good 'Ethnic' food near theater?

Hi all! I am looking for a great place for dinner before an 8pm Saturday show. After going around and around in my head (lol!), I have decided against a super-expensive & fancy meal. My husband and I love 'different' kinds of cuisine that we never get at home. We have lots of Italian, American, Mexican, French, Japanese & Chinese locally. I was thinking maybe Greek, Turkish, Spanish, Indian, etc. We are open to new/different things as well. I would think that we would try for a 5:30 reservation somewhere close enough to the theater district. Any ideas? Thanks sooooooooo much!

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  1. Kellari Taverna, on 44th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs., for excellent Greek food with an emphasis on fish.

    1. uncle nicks is a good place for mezes (greek tapas) before the theater.

      dhaba on 28th and lex isn;t really close, but it's certainly with cabbing distance, for indian

      now can you please tell me what food isnt ethnic?

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      1. re: thew

        I know, there really isn't a good definition for ethnic food. That's why I put quotes around it! I wasn't sure what word to use to describe my request, but I figured you all would get the gist of what I meant:)

      2. Akdeniz, Szechuan Gourmet and Kashkaval are all relatively close to the Theater District. If you're going to take a cab just to have Indian food, you'd be better off going to Earthen Oven than trying to book it from the East Side.