Zuni - 9th Ave & 43rd Street?
5 ladies out to dinner on Friday nite before Westside Theatre (43rd & 9th)......been to Marseille, Rachels, Film Center, Esca in this area...any thoughts on Zuni would be appreciated. Not looking for fancy, just good food, comfortable ambiance to just talk and get to theatre in time. Thanks!
2020 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Film Center Cafe
635 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
402 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
Carmine's is many things to many people, but the one thing I would say it does not have is a "comfortable ambience". It's unceasingly crowded, bustling, and noisy.
The OP might be interested in Gallo Nero on 44th west of 9th (Italian wine bar with good small plates - chairs are not the most comfortable, though). West Bank is our go-to for conversation-friendly pre-theatre ambience, but I see the OP has been there; Hell's Kitchen on 47th and 9th is solid contemporary Mexican cusine, and the ambience is good; it gets busy, but the background noise level isn't bad.
We haven't been to Zuni, so can't comment on that request.