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Need 62nd anniversary spot that a man with a walker can get into--theatre district

Celebrin May 10, 2011 01:23 PM


My parents will be celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary this June. We have tickets to see Anything Goes (which coincidentally was the show my dad took my mom to on their first date!). My father has been ill and now requires a walker. Does anyone know a restaurant in the area that a man can get in and out of with a walker? He'd need a bathroom on the same floor and the absolute bare minimum of steps.

Other requirements:
My father, (sister and I) are all allergic to seafood. It can't be seafood heavy.
My dad likes plain fare--so eleven madison park is out (I TRIED!)
About $50 per person.

All suggestions are wonderful. I appreciate this so much.

  1. Nancy C May 11, 2011 05:55 AM

    Sardi's seems to be wheelchair accessible. Haven't eaten there for more than decade, so I can't vouch for the food or service.

    234 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

    1. r
      RGR May 11, 2011 10:23 AM

      Is that $50pp for food only? Whatever you do, please, do NOT eat at Sardi's!

      ETA: I hope you were not thinking you could do EMP for $50pp.


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      1. re: RGR
        Celebrin May 11, 2011 11:03 AM

        Oh I knew that EMP would be more--one of the reasons it was out.

        Okay, not Sardis--anywhere else?

        1. re: Celebrin
          peter j May 11, 2011 11:09 AM

          DB Bistro Moderne is a block away from the Stephen Sondheim Theater on west 43rd Street and offers a three course pre-theater menu for $45.

          The food is good and not too fussy. If you request the rear dining room the bathroom will be on the same floor. There are a few steps connecting the front and back dining areas though.

          DB Bistro Moderne
          55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

          1. re: peter j
            RGR May 11, 2011 01:28 PM

            dbBistro is on W. 44th, b/t 5th & 6th. We like it a lot, and the pre-theater prix-fixe is a very good deal for cuisine of such high quality.

            dbBistro Moderne photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623056360330/

            Further away heading west, there's Marseille, on the corner of 9th & 44th. The a la carte menu is much less pricey than db's, and they also offer a 3-course prix-fixe for $35. Iirc, there is one step at the entrance. The rest rooms are on the same level as the dining room.



          2. re: Celebrin
            Jane A. May 11, 2011 01:24 PM

            If he can manage one step up into the restaurant, then he'll be able to mange with Marseille - 44th & 9th. Bathrooms are on the main floor.

            1. re: Celebrin
              rrems May 11, 2011 05:53 PM

              I think Marseille is your best bet. Excellent food, nice ambience, reasonably priced, and accessible.

          3. c
            Celebrin Jun 19, 2011 05:56 PM

            Thank you all so very much.

            After a brief delay (where we were terrified we would't even get there due to my father's heath.) My parents picked DB Bistro. What a wonderful dinner and experience.THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! For making a wonderful occasion even more wonderful.


            DB Bistro Moderne
            55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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            1. re: Celebrin
              RGR Jun 19, 2011 06:30 PM

              Thanks for reporting back Celebrin. Good to hear that your father was feeling well so that the celebration could go ahead as planned. Very glad you all enjoyed dbBistro. And, btw, I'm sure you'll agree that "Anything Goes" was fabulous!


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