Birthday dinner near Baryshnikov Arts
Looking for a dinner after the show at the BAC (37th and 10th). Want to walk to dinner and don't mind a little hike, but 10-15 mins, tops. It's a birthday dinner so it can't be too casual, but we don't want super high end either. No Indian,Thai or Chinese, but other ethnic places are dandy. We love eating at Hanbat in Herald Sq, for example (but that's too rushed and noisy for a birthday), and had a great dinner during restaurant week at Fishtail ($35 prix fixe, amazing), but too far to walk and without prix fixe beyond our means, sigh. Would prefer a place we didn't have to scream over the table at each other to be heard.
Il Punto Ristorante is on the corner of 9th Av. & 38th St. It was Osteria Gelsi when we ate there, but even though the name has changed, the menu is still the same. Delicious Italian food and very pleasant ambiance.
West Bank Cafe is on 42nd, b/t 9th & 10th Avs. We haven't been there in quite some time, but Hounds who have say the food's still good. In addition to the moderately-priced a la carte menu, there's a 30th Anniversary dinner prix fixe for $30 Very nice atmospherics.
Thanks. Esca and Taboon are probably over our price range. My wife is a pescatarian (no meat or poultry) so 5 napkin burger is out, even if there are things she can eat there, I think it would weird her out to be at a burger place on her birthday. The Ovest website was non functional for me -- lovely splash page and no ability to enter, so I don't know about atmosphere and menu. Leaves Marseille, which I will investigate further. Gracias,
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