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Need recommendation - Theater district

Karensue723 Jun 21, 2010 07:23 AM

My husband and I will be in NYC on Saturday night for a show. We are both on the South Beach Diet and need a place that has a varied fish menu. Does anyone have any favorites. We would like to be near the Theater district but would walk to other areas.

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    RGR Jun 21, 2010 08:30 AM

    I highly recommend Oceana, on the corner of 6th Av. & 49th St. (street level of the McGraw Hill Bldg.) . Superb fish and seafood, excellent service, comfortable and attractive setting.

    Photos of our most recent dinner at Oceana here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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    1. re: RGR
      rrems Jun 23, 2010 04:37 PM

      If Oceana fits the budget I would recommend it highly also. The food is very creative and delicious.

      120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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      cjd260 Jun 21, 2010 09:11 AM

      Some of the best (& therefore most expensive) Greek food in the city is a couple of blocks east of the theater district: Estiatorio Milos and Anthos are both in the 50s around 6th Ave, and both have extensive seafood options. Molyvos is in the same area, but unless I'm mistaken, I don't believe they're as fish-centric.

      36 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

      Molyvos Restaurant
      871 7th Ave Frnt 4, New York, NY 10019

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      1. re: cjd260
        RGR Jun 21, 2010 10:53 AM

        Haven't been to Milos, but we were at Molyvos recently. They've got a quite sizable fish on ice display in the bar room. We opted for a few small plates, one of which was an excellent sea scallops and Scottish salmon duo.

        Molyvos photos, including the fish display: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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        edwardspk Jun 21, 2010 10:36 AM

        If it's not too late to get a table, you should also consider Esca. They do a nice job with Italian-styled grilled fishes

        402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

        1. sgordon Jun 21, 2010 05:02 PM

          I'll second Oceana (with the caveat that I haven't been recently) as well as Esca and Estatoria Milos. Also worth looking at are Marea.

          Also, for some exquisite sushi / sashimi, you could do Sushi of Gari 46 - and a at a (slightly) lower price point, there's Blue Ribbon Sushi.

          And of course, there's that Masa place...

          Blue Ribbon Sushi
          119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

          Sushi of Gari 46
          347 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

          402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

          120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

          240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

          10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

          1. buttertart Jun 23, 2010 11:54 AM

            An inexpensive option is Dafni, on 42nd between 8th and 9th. Their grilled fish is perfect (you can gt it whole or in fillets) and there are other fish/shrimp dishes on the menu. Nice room, not facy, but not expensive either.

            325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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              jillmarkey2009 Jun 23, 2010 01:49 PM

              Aurole is a top pick in the theater district. Definitely have great fish dishes. Excellent food & service--fine dining atmosphere.

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