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Nov 1, 2010 10:02 AM
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Rockefeller Center area recommendation? Beacon, Brasserie 8.5, Triompe, Glass House, Nios, Ca Va

Going to the city for annual girls weekend. We have tickets to SNL Rehearsal show and need a great place near Roc Ctr. In checking opentable, these are a few that came up. Any recommendations or comments appreciated. (Italian, French, Med, American, Seafood, Contemp)
Found these so far:
Beacon
Brasserie 8 1/2
Triompe
Glass House Tavern
Ca Va
Nios

Thank you in advance!

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Brasserie 8 1/2
9 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Nios
130 West 46th St., New York, NY 10036

Glass House Tavern
252 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

Ca Va
310 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

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  1. I would choose Oceana over the ones on your list.

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    Oceana
    120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

    1. I really enjoyed my meal at Ca Va - have not been to the others on your list.

      www.thelunchbelle.com

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      Ca Va
      310 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

      1. I'll agree with rrems that Oceana is "better rated" (NYT, Zagat) than the places on your list. However, for a girl's-night-out type of affair, Beacon is a lot of fun, with good drinks, a crowd-pleasing menu and a great waitstaff that'll treat a table of ladies very well. Plus, the room, with that wood-burning oven aroma, is perfect for fall or winter.

        http://www.beaconnyc.com

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        1. re: Andy T.

          Beacon is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. Not sure why it continues to fly under the radar. The food is excellent-to-great, and they have a fun bar area, as well. I wouldn't exactly call it in the Rock Center area, though, it's on 56th Street between 5th and 6th. (closer to 5th).

        2. I highly recommend Ma Peche on W. 56 St. With a group, you'll be able to sample many of their wonderful dishes.

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

          1. i really like alto over on 5th and 53rd. it's not too far, a mere few blocks away. please get the braised veal & truffle ravioli in the taleggio fonduta.

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            1. re: selenster

              What about the Modern or the Modern Bar in MOMA? Morrell's Wine Bar is another idea. I assume you realize some on your list are not that close to Rock Ctr. and are more in the theater district.