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9th Avenue near Theatre District?

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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 menupages.com 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.

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

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

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