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Suggest a restaurant near 45th & 8th

mensch Oct 14, 2010 06:21 PM

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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    Littleman RE: mensch Oct 14, 2010 07:14 PM

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

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      mensch RE: Littleman Oct 14, 2010 08:23 PM

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

    2. goodhealthgourmet RE: mensch Oct 14, 2010 07:41 PM

      maybe you'll find something of interest here while waiting for new suggestions:

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        mensch RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 14, 2010 08:29 PM

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

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          goodhealthgourmet RE: mensch Oct 14, 2010 08:41 PM

          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. Phil Ogelos RE: mensch Oct 14, 2010 07:57 PM

        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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          mensch RE: Phil Ogelos Oct 14, 2010 08:15 PM

          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. :)

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            Mr Porkchop RE: mensch Oct 15, 2010 08:42 AM

            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.

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              princeofpork RE: Mr Porkchop Oct 15, 2010 04:12 PM

              I have no idea what GLBT even is

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                coasts RE: princeofpork Oct 15, 2010 04:37 PM

                Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender, i believe.

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                  princeofpork RE: coasts Oct 16, 2010 09:47 AM

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

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                    coasts RE: princeofpork Oct 17, 2010 04:58 AM

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

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                      princeofpork RE: coasts Oct 17, 2010 07:15 AM

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

        2. Striver RE: mensch Oct 15, 2010 06:52 AM

          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. Spiritchaser RE: mensch Oct 15, 2010 08:10 AM

            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

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              edwardspk RE: mensch Oct 15, 2010 01:19 PM

              If you like seafood, my "go to" spot in the theatre district is Esca (43rd & 9th). I also recently had a very good meal at Toloache (not Asian, but there are some vegetarian dishes).

              251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

              402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

              1. ttoommyy RE: mensch Oct 17, 2010 05:59 AM

                "We are GLBT, native New Yorkers, so a non-tourist place is an absolute necessity."

                We are a gay couple also...but I have no idea what you mean by this. I have a lot of suggestions for that area, but because it is the theater district, tourists are everywhere. I'd love to know what you mean by the statement above, mensch.

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