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desdamona3 Oct 30, 2010 07:28 PM

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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    msny98 Nov 12, 2010 10:41 AM

    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
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      desdamona3 Nov 13, 2010 06:55 AM

      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

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      CatoUWS Nov 1, 2010 07:08 AM

      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/home.aspx .

      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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        desdamona3 Nov 11, 2010 09:23 AM

        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
          Striver Nov 11, 2010 11:29 AM

          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
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          Pan Nov 11, 2010 02:07 PM

          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.

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            bronwen Nov 12, 2010 09:47 AM

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

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              Pan Nov 12, 2010 09:21 PM

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

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          CatoUWS Nov 1, 2010 07:05 AM

          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/home.aspx 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

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            rkaene Oct 31, 2010 08:05 PM

            Bistro Cassis, or Cafe Luxenbourg

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            Bistro Cassis
            225 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

            1. boredough Oct 31, 2010 08:17 AM

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

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              Bar Boulud
              1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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                troppoforte Oct 30, 2010 09:31 PM

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

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