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Oct 14, 2010 06:21 PM

Suggest a restaurant near 45th & 8th

We're going to the theater in a couple of weeks and I'd like dining suggestions for good food/service and a convivial but not loud after-theater atmosphere. We are GLBT, native New Yorkers, so a non-tourist place is an absolute necessity. Asian &/or Vegetarian is preferred but not mandatory. Thanks.

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  1. Hold on..........someone will help you. Good luck.

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    1. re: Littleman

      They are...thanks! (This was my first post, so I wasn't sure what to expect!)

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Thank you. I need to better learn how to do searches so I don't ask questions already answered. Next time! Thx again, ghg.

        1. re: mensch

          no worries, i'm always happy to help. and starting a new thread isn't a bad idea as sometimes many of the places in the older ones have changed, or no one has mentioned new favorites yet.

          BTW, my first thoughts based on your Asian/Vegetarian preference were Kyotofu, Sugiyama - if you feel like splurging, or Ma Peche if you're willing to hoof it a few blocks farther East.

          251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

          144 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

          Ma Peche
          15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

      2. Anything worth eating in that neighourhood will be along Ninth Ave.: if you're feeling confident, you can start at 57th and start walking south until something strikes your fancy. If you reach 37th, you've gone too far. Eighth Ave itself is a culinary wasteland.
        [Not sure what GLBT has to do with food or ambience.]

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        1. re: Phil Ogelos

          I know where the restaurants are; I need recommendations. Obviously Ninth Av. offers some opportunities, but also its share of duds. BTW, I did not say that GLBT, or, for that matter, that we are native New Yorkers, has anything to do with food. The point made refers to ambiance; specifically touristy v. non-touristy. I, also, have no idea what GLBT has to do with food. :)

          1. re: mensch

            I think you'll find that that Hells Kitchen has grown into one of the most GLBT areas of the city. I think you'll be comfortable on most place on 9th and 10th. I've only eaten dessert there (and it was good) but 44&X at 44th and 10th, struck me as particularly GLBT friendly. The menu is varied and the food always looked good. Not touristly at all that far over.

              1. re: princeofpork

                Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender, i believe.

                1. re: coasts

                  What the heck would that have anything to do with where they want to eat?

                  1. re: princeofpork

                    i don't know. better off asking the OP.
                    maybe they're Great Lovers of Bacon and Tomato

                    1. re: coasts

                      If that is what it means then I am GLBT too!!

        2. West Bank Cafe (42nd just west of 9th) is one of our go-tos in that area for the kind of ambience you're seeking: non-touristy, relatively calm. Cuisine is contemporary American with Italian touches and consistently very good, service is fine and wine-by-the-glass selection usually has some interesting choices. There's a small late-night theatre/cabaret downstairs, so I'm not as sure of the post-theatre ambience as I am of the pre- (when we normally dine), but I think it's worth checking out.

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

          1. Look into Kyotofu on 9th, very intersting place, really like the food, can be a bit slow service wise at times.

            705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019