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My husband & I are going to a concert at the Beacon and are looking to have dinner after the show. I'm assuming the show will end about 10:30-11:00, so a late night kitchen is a must...we have a babysitter & want to enjoy our dinner!

We'd like French (nothing crazy expensive), but are open to suggestions. We don't want to have to go from the West Side to the East Side, so something in the general area of the Beacon would be great!

Thanks!!

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  1. WHat about French Roast on Broadway? It's my go-to place after shows at the Beacon or Lincoln Center.

    1. Bar Boulud is open late and not too far from the Beacon.

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      Bar Boulud
      1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      1. Bistro Cassis, or Cafe Luxenbourg

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        Bistro Cassis
        225 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

        1. Second French Roast (Broadway at 85). They're open 24 hours so you won't have any time issues. Website: http://www.frenchroastny.com/uptown/h... I've always found it competent and reliable.

          You also might consider Nice Matin (Amsterdam at 79), which others on this list have spoken well of (though I've never been). Dinner most nights until midnight. Website: http://www.nicematinnyc.com/home.aspx

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          French Roast
          78 W 11th St, New York, NY 10011

          Nice Matin
          201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

          1. Second French Roast (Bway at 85). I've always found it competent and reliable, and won't break the bank. Open 24 hours, too. Website: http://www.frenchroastny.com/uptown/h... .

            You might also consider Nice Matin (Amst at 79), a bit closer to the Beacon. Dinner until midnight most nights. I've never been but others have written well of it here. Website: http://www.nicematinnyc.com/home.aspx

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            French Roast
            2340 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

            Nice Matin
            201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

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            1. re: CatoUWS

              Thanks for the input!! So far Bar Boulud is the front runner, but I'm going to check out the other suggestions as well.

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              Bar Boulud
              1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

              1. re: desdamona3

                I like both Nice Matin and Bar Boulud, but they're very different places.

                Nice Matin is more bistro-like, both in food selection, demographic, and pricing; lots of good choices, large and bustling, more of an UWS neighborhood crowd. It's also closer to the Beacon if you feel like walking.

                Bar Boulud, which specializes in house-made charcuterie (and very good it is), is more upscale, gets more of a Lincoln Center crowd, and is correspondingly pricier. It's also more cramped from a seating pov.

                Check out the menus, think about the type of place you favor - I don't think you'll be unhappy in either case. I'd check the hours, though - I think (on weekends anyway) Bar Boulud is open later.

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                Nice Matin
                201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

                Bar Boulud
                1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

              2. re: CatoUWS

                I'm going to be the dissenter on French Roast. I haven't been there for some time (so if it's improved markedly, please correct me), but I never liked the place. I would call it mediocre, rather than competent and reliable.

                1. re: Pan

                  We go to Amsterdam Ale House before Beacon shows, it's rather generic but might be an option if French Roast is busy.

                  1. re: bronwen

                    Are you saying it's _worse_ than French Roast? I will definitely steer clear of it, in that case!

              3. Nice Matin (79/Amsterdam)- Yea
                French Roast - Nay
                Vai 76 or 77 Bdway - Am) - not french but a great after show place
                Tolani Wine Restauarant (80th Amsterdam) - also not french but a great choice after a show
                Bettola - 80th / Amsterdam (again not French...)

                So I am not so useful for French on the West side... or there isn't much there... but plenty of good options

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                French Roast
                78 W 11th St, New York, NY 10011

                Bettola
                412 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

                Nice Matin
                201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

                Vai
                225 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

                Tolani
                410 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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                1. re: msny98

                  Well, in the end we have decided to with Nice Matin. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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                  Nice Matin
                  201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024