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Mar 26, 2011 01:58 PM

Moderately priced restaurant in the Theater District

This is totally last minute, but I am hopeful that one of you Chowhounds will come through with a perfect recommendation!

Tomorrow my family and I are going to a play at the Longacre Theatre at 220 West 48th Street. We are looking for a relatively inexpensive place (say, $25 a person) to eat after the show. Ideally we would like a place within a couple blocks of that theatre, and something with some fairly traditional options (for my father, who hates a lot of exciting foods) would be great.

One place I was looking at was Kyotofu. It might be a tough sell for my dad, but the prices seemed good. Anyone know anything about it?

705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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  1. Go west to 9th Ave. and there are so many restaraunts there. Italian,Spanish, Pub Food. Do you have a preference?

      1. I think the problem with Theater District restaurants is that they (and their cusotmers) are paying for the real estate which adds to the regular costs already not cheap in NYC.

        I don't have anywhere for under $25pp including tax and tip that I can recommend, but I believe that Kyotofu would be quite difficult for someone like you describe your dad. The price point you found is probably b/c it is manly a bakery and has small plates...but these are quite "exciting" IMO. Here is the link to the Kyotofu menu:

        705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        1. While I am a big fan of Kyotofu, I would be cautious about taking your dad there if he is not keen on exciting/nontraditional options. There are things he could probably find on the menu, but it is certainly not traditional fare. However, unlike Yebo, I think there are plenty of options in the Theater district for you for less than $25 a person. There are lots of threads on here discussing 9th ave restaurants, but you could consider 5 Napkin Burger, Zigolini's pizza (Neapolitan style), Marseille if seats are available, Uncle Nicks for Greek. There are lots of other options that are more ethnic, but if there are certain cuisines he might be familiar with or open to, it could make it easier to recommend additional options. (ie Thai, middle eastern)

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