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KateMW Jan 23, 2011 07:02 PM

My husband and I are planning on trying to catch one of the Allman Brothers shows at the Beacon when we're there in March. We need a place for a quick, but yummy dinner before the show at 8pm. He'll probably be coming straight from a conference on West 34th that gets done at 5pm. I'll be coming from the Ritz Carlton on CP. Budget not an issue, would like actual table service, not fast food/order at counter type place and no Chinese. Think that's about it.

Thanks in advance!

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    RCC Jan 25, 2011 09:46 AM

    When we're in a rush for a show at the Beacon, and want something that's very casual, we hit Fairway's Restaurant. I'd classify it as almost a "no frills" but a good restaurant that has some pleasant surpises to the menu.

    Haven't been in a while ... so not sure how it is nowadays

    http://www.fairwaymarket.com/restaura...

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      Chris loves food Jan 26, 2011 12:22 PM

      Forget Niko's - no amount of convenience can excuse it. Salumeria Rosi is convenient for a nice glass of wine and small plates or Fish Tag for outrageous mussels.

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      Salumeria Rosi
      283 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

      Fish Tag
      222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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        KateMW Jan 26, 2011 12:47 PM

        I think so far Fish Tag is the winner. I do want to try Salumeria Rosi, but maybe during pretty weather? Can't you sit outside? Maybe we'll go during our trip in July.

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          H Manning Jan 26, 2011 01:04 PM

          Fish Tag is a good choice, much better than Niko's for sure.

          You can sit outside Salumeria Rosi in warm weather. Save room for dessert at Jacques Torres next door.

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          Jacques Torres
          285 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

          Fish Tag
          222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

    2. boredough Jan 24, 2011 06:31 AM

      Telepan on W 69th, Picholine on W 64th, Bar Boulud on Broadway (63/64th) & Dovetail on W 77th are all within reasonable distance of the Beacon.

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      Telepan
      72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

      Picholine
      35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

      Bar Boulud
      1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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        KateMW Jan 24, 2011 03:47 PM

        I like the look of Bar Boulud and Telepan. Anybody have any comments that would tip the scale towards one? Or other suggestions? Any good Greek near by? We don't have a ton of good Greek food here.

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          peter j Jan 24, 2011 04:10 PM

          Fish Tag for Greek seafood on 79th between Broadway and Amsterdam. Great food but very noisy.

          Kefi is further up on Columbus between 84th and 85th and serves a broader Greek menu - same owners as Fish Tag and the food is good too.

          Bar Boulud's specialty is charcuterie. Telepan is more of a locavore/seasonal kind of place.

          Also consider Salumeria Rossi for Italian small plates very close to the Beacon.

          My choice however would defnitely be Marea. For me that spaghetti with crab and sea urchin is like the best pasta dish ever.

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          Telepan
          72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

          Kefi
          505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

          Bar Boulud
          1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

          Marea
          240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

          Fish Tag
          222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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            KateMW Jan 24, 2011 04:24 PM

            Fish Tag looks great, I think we might have a winner. Thank you!

            We're still going to go to Marea, don't worry. We usually go on our first night in town, so I think I'll keep that tradition going and go on Saturday.

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              DrewEck Jan 25, 2011 09:41 AM

              There's a casual Greek place across B'way from the Beacon. Don't remember the name though. We were in a little bit of a rush to get to a show and they got us fed and out in time. I'd say 75th or 76th St.

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                boredough Jan 25, 2011 09:51 AM

                That's Niko's on Broadway at 76th.

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                  CatoUWS Jan 25, 2011 11:09 AM

                  I was about to recommend Niko's, both because of its convenience but also because it's good. If you're looking for Greek food near the Beacon, you can't do better than this. Good service, too.

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                    boredough Feb 16, 2011 05:31 AM

                    Niko's (UWS...not to be confused with the new Niko's) has closed permanently.

      2. steve h. Jan 23, 2011 07:14 PM

        I've done this before.
        An early dinner at A Voce (Time Warner Building) works just fine. The views out to Central Park South are pretty good, the food is very good. Just let them know when you have to be out.

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        A Voce
        41 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

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          KateMW Jan 24, 2011 04:27 AM

          I've never been to A Voce, but we love Marea. How do they compare? I wonder if we'd have time to fit Marea in. I hate to rush it though.

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            msny98 Jan 24, 2011 05:33 AM

            Marea is very good, way better than A Voce to me. I actually ate there on Saturday night. It is not cheap though, $89 prix fixe plus wine comes to easy $400 without going overboard on wine.

            Closer to the Beacon is 'cesca (like a block away)

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            A Voce
            41 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

            Marea
            240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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