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Mar 20, 2010 01:27 PM

Great food near the W times square??

We are going to be in NY for the opening of a play and are staying at the W near Times Square. Any great places nearby?? We are having lunch at Jean George one day and Patsy's another night. $$$ not an issue this trip, but would love a deal also. Thanks!!

Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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  1. Tocqueville and Apiary have great prix fixes/ pre theatre specials. Also I'd skip Patsy's in favor of Artichoke Basile for really thin crispy pizzas (Sicilian only) or Motorino if you like Neopolitan.

    Stick with the Jean Georges lunch and also check out Dafni on 42nd between 8th and 9th. I just had a great Greek meal there last night. Generally, there is no great food near Times Sq although there are some good eats on 38th but they are not haute cuisine. Ie, Go Go Curry near 8th Ave for Japanese curry.

    If you like Korean food, Mandangsui is a crowd pleaser.

    Go Go Curry
    273 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

    Jean Georges
    1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

    325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

    349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

    1. Bluefin right downstairs, excellent seafood. Cafe Edison on the next block for matzoh soup. Cafe Hagi for Japanese pub food on 49th just east of Broadway.

      Cafe Edison
      228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

      1. Note that while I agree that Apiary and, especially, Tocqueville offer excellent deals, neither is close to the Times Square area.

        Photos of Apiary 3-course dinner prix fixe for $35 can be viewed here:

        Photos of Tocqueville 3-course lunch prix fixe for $24.07 can be viewed here:

        and here:

        dbBistro Moderne is in the Times Square vicinity, on 44th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs. One of 4-star Chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants, it is, imo, one of the best restaurants in that area. The contemporary French bistro cuisine is first-rate, service is efficient, and the surroundings are pleasing. In addition to the pricey a la carte menu, they offer a pre-theater 3-course prix fixe for $45.

        Photos of our most recent dinner at db Bistro (from the a la carte menu) can be viewed here: