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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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  1. 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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    1. re: steve h.

      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.

      1. re: KateMW

        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

    2. 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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      1. re: boredough

        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.

        1. re: KateMW

          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

          1. re: peter j

            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.

            1. re: KateMW

              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.

              1. re: DrewEck

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

                1. re: boredough

                  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.

                  1. re: CatoUWS

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

      2. 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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        1. re: RCC

          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

          1. re: Chris loves food

            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.

            1. re: KateMW

              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