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Reasonable decent theatre district restaurant

Friends coming from out of town and need a nice, quiet theatre district dinner place for about $50 a person not including wine. There will be 6 of us, and I'm told no Mexican, Indian or anything spicy. I though of Triomphe, but that is pricier. Can anyone suggest anything? I know this is not the best area for what I am seeking, but that's the challenge. Thanks all.

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Triomphe
49 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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  1. greek? if so try uncle nicks or nick';s ouzario (greek tapas)

    1. $35 prix fixe @ Marseille, 44th & 9th.

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      1. re: Jane A.

        Marseille isn't super quiet, though, it's more of a brasserie atmosphere. And will likely be full for pre-theatre dining.

        I would do West Bank Cafe for something more upscale and quiet.

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        West Bank Cafe
        407 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

      2. I have heard that vice a versa is quite good but haven't tried it yet

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        1. re: mboxermd

          Marseille is great (seafood bouillabaise!) and I would also add Roberto Passon on 9th ave.

          http://www.StrumErika.com

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          Roberto Passon
          741 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

          1. re: foodie4life

            becco on 46th has an all-you-can eat pasta special and an entire wine list of $25 bottles. and from what i remember it is all very good for the price.

            1. re: 1uc7

              "...need a nice, quiet theatre district dinner place...

              The noise level at Becco is insanely LOUD! (And the ayce pastas are mediocre.)

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              Becco
              355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

              1. re: RGR

                um, i don't remember it being much louder than many other t.d. restaurants, certainly not more so than the others suggested here already. at this price point, it's a good deal and pretty decent quality for what you're getting. it's an overpriced area to begin with in terms of quality dining b/c they know people want to eat near the shows. RGR, would love to hear your reco's for quiet dining in that neighborhood, btw.

                  1. re: 1uc7

                    Becco is far and away the loudest restaurant we've been to in the Theater District. The last time we were there (and there's no chance we will ever go back), the noise level was so hideous high that conversation around our table was impossible without shouting.

                    At the price point specified by the o.p., West Bank Cafe has quiet ambiance and comfortably spaced tables (another thing lacking at Becco). It's been quite a long time since we've eaten at West Bank, so I can't vouch for the current quality of the food.

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                    Becco
                    355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

                    West Bank Cafe
                    407 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

                    1. re: RGR

                      West Bank has been and continues to be a solid option in the theatre district. The quality is consistently very good, service is fine, and there's always an interesting selection of wines by the glass. It's relatively quiet and comfortable, and is one of our regular choices in the area. BTW, I completely agree with RGR about Becco - went once, and have no intention of returning.

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                      West Bank Cafe
                      407 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036