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Sep 16, 2009 10:08 AM

Anniversary dinner before a Broadway Show?


DH bought some tix to Burn the Floor (W48th St). Where would be a good place to have an anniversary dinner before the show?

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    Cuisine preferences?
    Any avoids?
    In the Theater District or other neighborhoods?
    Casual or fancy?
    Per person budget for food only (drinks, tax & tip additional)?

    7 Replies
    1. re: RGR

      Cuisine Prefs- We are both adventurous. We will eat anything.
      Any avoids- No
      Casual or Fancy- I am planning to wear a cute dress & heels. A lil bit of a romantic ambience would be nice.
      Budget- Between $15-$27 for an entree

      1. re: Little Cupcake

        You might like Marseille (44th St. & 9th Ave.). Great French food. I've been there twice, and enjoyed it both times.

        1. re: Little Cupcake

          Although I wouldn't describe Marseille as romantic -- more like bright and bustling -- I do agree with ellenost that the food is excellent, and prices fit your budget.

          1. re: Little Cupcake

            Marseille is fine and fun - but as RGR points out, it tends to be boisterous. You might enjoy the West Bank Cafe (42nd and 9th). Food is contemporary American and very good (and within your budget), nice wine selection, and a smaller, quieter, darker spot - not exactly romantic, but a lot closer. :)

            1. re: Striver


              Have you been to West Bank recently. I thought about suggesting it, but we haven't been there in quite some time, and frankly, something seems to be going on there that perplexes me. They are in the process of revamping their website, and when I looked at the menus, they stuck me as quite different from what I remember, i.e., a new tilt towards Italian. It makes me wonder if there might be a new chef though I haven't heard of a change. In any case, until I eat there again and have a good experience, I'm going to refrain from recommending West Bank.


              1. re: RGR

                We ate there on July 4th, when they featured fried chicken (which was excellent) and ribs in honor of the holiday; we ate there again in August, and the menu was much as it had been. I'll check it out, too - it's a place we enjoy (in no small part because of the relatively quiet atmosphere for the area). BTW, we finally got to Scarpetta last Sunday for dinner and had a marvelous time; a bit on the noisy side (I know you sympathize!) but the food and service could not have been better.

                1. re: Striver

                  Good to hear that you enjoyed Scarpetta. Interesting about the noise level. Both our experiences there were on a Sunday evening, the second much busier than the first, and though it was hardly whisper quiet, I found the noise level to be quite moderate. I have heard people say that it can be very loud, so I wonder if the particular dining crowd on a particular evening makes a difference, i.e., some groups can be quite loud. Also, maybe where you sit makes a difference. Both times, we were seated at the table for two in the small booth, which I think provides a bit of a shield from the noise.