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Saturday night post-theatre dinner: Marseille or somewhere else?

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kireland Jan 19, 2011 09:54 AM

H & I and another couple are heading to NYC for a weekend later this month. We're staying at the Kimpton Eventi in Chelsea. We're going to hit a show (on or near Broadway) on Saturday night and will dine afterward. I've booked Marseille, but thought I'd ask for other post-theatre suggestions that won't be too far from either the theatre district or our Chelsea hotel. We'd love a wine-bar with shared plates of meat and cheese or somwehere with bistro type fare...

Thanks!!

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    edible n Jan 19, 2011 12:50 PM

    There is a small wine bar called Riposo 46 on 46th and 9th that has the sort of cuisine and wine you are looking for. It's very small and can sometimes get crowded. The food is reasonably good, the wine list is large enough, especially their by the glass selection to allow you to taste a number of different things and their price point is very good.

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    Riposo 46
    667 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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      kireland Jan 19, 2011 12:53 PM

      Thanks! I have been thinking about that place and it does get some good reviews here.

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      orthorunner Jan 19, 2011 07:03 PM

      Riposo 46 is a nice option for a wine bar; I would agree with the assessments made by edible n. If you really like various cheeses, another option is Casselula, a wine and cheese-focused spot a little further north. There are a slew of wine bars further up in the UWS, but am assuming that's the opposite direction you want to go!

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      Riposo 46
      667 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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        jill0710 Jan 20, 2011 01:07 PM

        I was going to recommend Casellula. I love that place. Great selection of cheeses and cold cuts. So, I second this post !!

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        Casellula
        401 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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        Chuck Lawrence Jan 19, 2011 07:55 PM

        If you're willing to take a short cab ride - get out of midtown and head for Corsino on Horatio and Hudson. Exactly the menu you're seeking. Just below 14th St, so it's not that far. You can book. Always a nice vibe to hit the Village after theatre.
        Staying in the theatre distict, there's Orso.

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        Orso
        322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

        Corsino
        637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

        1. LeahBaila Jan 20, 2011 06:09 AM

          While I've not been, what about Bar Basque, which is located in your hotel?

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          Bar Basque
          839 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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            kireland Jan 20, 2011 06:25 AM

            I'd love to do Casselula, but it's so small and no reservations so I figure it's out. I didn't even think of Bar Basque - I'm off to check it out! I'll check out Orso and Corsino too. Thanks!

            Last year H and I grabbed a post-theatre bite at Bocca di Bacco in Hell's Kitchen as it was close to where we were staying and it was pretty good - lots of wines by the glass and a really convivial atmosphere. We sat at their big cummunal table and shared salumi and cheeses.

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            Orso
            322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

            Bocca di Bacco
            828 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

            Corsino
            637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

            Bar Basque
            839 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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              kireland Jan 20, 2011 06:51 AM

              Update! I just booked Corsino - the menu looks perfect and they take reservations on Opentable. After the show we'll hop in a cab, eat and then walk back to Chelsea - a good way for our friends who've nver been to NYC to see more of the city! Of course I still have the Marseille reservation, but I think I'll cancel it for Corsino.

              I did look at Bar basque and the menu looks a bit too seafood focused for my H and a bit too "out there" for one of our friends. Orso looks amazing, but we are doing Italian (likely pizza) for lunch that day so I think Corsino's menu is more of a departure from that.

              Thanks!!

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              Orso
              322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

              Corsino
              637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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