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Birthday dinner near Baryshnikov Arts

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rmbelson Apr 7, 2010 01:59 PM

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.

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    chow_gal RE: rmbelson Apr 8, 2010 06:17 AM

    Esca
    Taboon
    Marseille
    5 Napkin Burger
    Ovest

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    Taboon
    773 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

    Esca Restaurant
    402 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

    Ovest
    513 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

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      rmbelson RE: chow_gal Apr 8, 2010 11:23 AM

      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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      Esca
      402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

      Taboon
      773 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

      Ovest
      513 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

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        sara333 RE: rmbelson Apr 9, 2010 09:32 AM

        Right around the corner: Market Cafe, http://www.marketcafenyc.com/

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      RGR RE: rmbelson Apr 9, 2010 10:02 AM

      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.

      http://www.ilpuntoristorante.com

      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.

      http://www.westbankcafe.com

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        rmbelson RE: RGR Apr 14, 2010 05:10 PM

        We're going to Marseille. I'll post a review after the meal. Thanks to all.

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