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Sep 24, 2010 10:31 AM

9th Avenue near Theatre District?

Looking for help from you NY Hounds!

I'm coming to NY next week and I'm looking for a good place to eat on 9th Avenue near the theatre district.

The kick is I will be with my stepmother who is not the most adventurous of diners, though she likes good food. So I'm afraid any Afghan-Burmese-Nepalese-etc suggestions, while intriguing to yours truly, probably won't work.

Whaddya think's good on 9th Avenue or thereabouts?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. You should try Marseille (9th Ave. & W. 44 St.) for French (brasserie-style) food. The food is very good and should be fine for your stepmother. You should check the menu on to be certain.

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    1. re: ellenost

      I agree- Marseille is wonderful. I usually take my parents there before we go to see a show.

      1. re: jenmcee

        Marseille is fine, serving good french/mediterranean food in a bustling bistro settting. For a quieter venue in the same general area, we also like West Bank Cafe on 42nd and 9th, which serves contemporary American cuisine with some Italian touches (love the lemon-pepper pappardelle with duck ragu).

        Both restaurants have solid service and are priced moderately by NYC standards.

        West Bank Cafe
        407 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

    2. Esca is a great place and close to the theatres.

      402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036