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Apr 13, 2011 04:19 PM

a little help with food itinerary for next week

We are here for about 5 days and the following is sort of our plan for that time. We would appreciate any suggestions or recos that would make our food trip even more enjoyable. We like all types of food.

Thursday evening open

Friday lunch: Bar Bouloud
Friday dinner: Maialino

Saturday breakfast lunch open will be in the WV
Saturday evening seeing a show on 44th, no plans as of yet

Sunday brunch: Minneta Tavern
Sunday dinner: Gramercy Tavern bar

Monday breakfast, lunch open will be in EV
Monday evening: Scarpetta

Tuesday lunch: Bar room at Modern

We don t have res for Saturday so will probably have to find something close to the theater. Any thoughts on lunch in WV and EV was thinking along the lines of Ino, Spotted Pig, Johns on Bleeker or Blind Tiger. While in the east village was thinking along the lines of Katz,Momofuku Saam, Xian Famous foods, or Caracas

Thanks for any help

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

Blind Tiger
281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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  1. For Saturday dinner near the theatre, you should consider Marseille (W. 44 St. & 9th Ave.).

    630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    1. Saturday breakfast/lunch - many places will be open for brunch service, so do you specifically want breakfast and lunch? Or brunch?

      For Saturday evening, I highly recommend making a reservation for dinner so you don't risk missing your curtain. What are you looking for? Any specific cuisines? Italian, Mexican, French, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, other? Price point? Where precisely is your theater? Cross streets are most helpful.

      I think your WV choices sound fine for Saturday brunch/lunch. For Monday, though, you should keep in mind that most of those EV places will be serving lunch, not breakfast. Also Katz's is on the Lower East Side, not the East Village. For breakfast, how about Clinton St Baking Company?

      Clinton Street Baking Co.
      4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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      1. re: kathryn

        Saturday in the WV will probably want lunch since we doing a brunch on Sunday. For Saturday evening really open to any cuisine but don't want to spend a lot of money because it will probably be a quick meal before the show. Its the Schubert Theater, not sure of the exact address 44th around 6th? As far as price $25pp not including tax, tip and beverage. Monday, Clinton St Bakery sounds good and then a lunch somewhere as we explore lower east side and EV.
        Just want to get a good mix of New York restaurant experiences.

        1. re: vinecal

          The Shubert is on 44th, b/t B'way & 8th, at the corner of Shubert Alley. Considering your budget, I would suggest 5 Napkin Burger, on 9th, near 45th. They accept reservations, and as kathryn said, you should make one because pre-theater, all restaurants in the area get jammed.

          Five Napkin Burger
          630 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

          1. re: RGR

            Thanks, a bit off subject but do cocktail lounges such as Death & Co, PDT, Pegu etc take resos for 4 people. Assume they all have food or snacks of some sort.

            1. re: vinecal

              A lot of cocktail lounges have snacks but not all (Milk & Honey, Painkiller, Little Branch, Flatiron Lounge don't have kitchens, just off the top of my head).

              Most of them don't take reservations at all; some only if you have a large group. Pegu only does for big groups (like 8-10 and only early, like 6pm). D&C does not. PDT does for between 2-6 people -- but it's an outlier in this respect.

              PDT will take a reservation for 4 people but you will be competing with many people for 1 of 3 booths. Call at 3pm on the day of and cross your fingers. Usually you'll get a busy signal for a long time.

              Little Branch
              22 Seventh Ave South, New York, NY 10014

              Please Don't Tell
              113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

              Flatiron Lounge
              37 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

              Pegu Club
              77 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

              Death & Co.
              433 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

              Milk and Honey
              134 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

              49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

          2. re: vinecal

            Spotted Pig would make a really nice Saturday lunch, I think. Especially if it's bright out and you can sit in the upstairs dining room.

            Spotted Pig
            314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014