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May 5, 2010 04:09 AM

Not pricey but good in Theater District or surrounding

My husband and I have a 8pm play (W. 49th b/w Broadway and 8th) and need a place to eat before. We are going out on Saturday night to IL Mulino so dont want anything too pricey but looking for good food. Any cuisine is okay but prefer not to do Italian (but will if its the best option!). We wont be drinking and don't want more $50 a person.

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  1. Ponsgri Thai at 244 W. 48th has very good food at reasonable prices. If you do decide to do Italian again, La Masseria at 235 W. 48th has excellent food at fairly reasonable prices (with friendly service who know who to get you to the theater without feeling rushed).

    La Masseria
    235 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: RIFK

      I second Pongsri. I've been dozens of times and always thought the food was was pretty good. Not Sripraphai but then, what place is?

    2. Hell's Kitchen - modern Mexican.

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        1. re: Bob Martinez

          I believe chow_gal is reccomending the modern Mexican restaurant in Hell's Kitchen which is called Hells Kitchen. I second the rec. I reccomned Pam Real Thia or Wondee Siam over Ponsgri for thai in the area.

          Wondee Siam
          792 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

          1. re: prdct

            Naming a restaurant "Hell's Kitchen" is the perfect way to foil Google.

      1. We recently saw Memphis and went to Meson Sevilla on restaurant row beforehand. It's fun for sangria and tapas and easy to get to.

        Meson Sevilla
        344 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

        1. I would suggest dbBistro Moderne, one of 4-star Chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants. This one focuses on contemporary French bistro cuisine. Although the a la carte menu is pricey, they offer a pre-theater 3-course prix-fixe for $45 -- a really good deal for cuisine of such superb caliber. With tax & tip, it will bring you a little over $50pp but well worth it.

          Photos of one of our dinners at dbBistro here: