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May 30, 2011 07:58 AM

chowhound worthy eats near sanctuary hotel (132 w 47 st)

We are going to be in New York for our honeymoon, staying at the sanctuary hotel (brand new). We will be going to the theatre, so we need some pre theatre suggestions (under $50 pp food only) preferabally near our hotel. Breakfast spots in our area? We have dinner reservations at Locanda Verde and Wd-50 for our 2 non theatre nights, but we need restaurants for 2 theatre nights. Love most types of food other than indian.

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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  1. Pre-theater: Marseille (44th & 9th), Blue Fin (47th & B'way). All menus available at

    Blue Fin
    1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    1. DB Bistro's pre-theater menu fits that budget.

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

      1. Oceana, on 49th St., just off the corner of 6th Av., is a fish/seafood-focused restaurant. The food is superb, service is friendly and attentive, and the large space has very attractive decor. Their pre-theater 3-course menu is $49.

        Oceana photos here:

        and here:

        dbBistro Moderne, on 44th, b/t 5th & 6th, is one of 4-star Chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants. This one focuses on contemporary French bistro cuisine. The food is delicious, service is efficient, and the ambiance is pleasant. (I prefer the rear dining room to the front.) They offer a pre-theater 3-course prix-fixe for $45.

        dbBistro photos:

        While I like Marseille, imo, the quality of the cuisine at these two is far superior. I have not been to Blue Fin.

        Best wishes on your impending marriage!

        120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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        1. re: RGR

          db bistro's stuffed burger is SOOOOO good

        2. For breakfast, if you go to Rockefeller Center you have a few options. 'wichcraft does good breakfast sandwiches and has a great sticky bun alongside some other pastries. Bouchon Bakery just opened as well as Jacques Torres.

          If you want to combine something more "touristy" with your coffee and pastry, I would go to the location of Joe the Art of Coffee inside of Grand Central, and pick up coffee & some Doughnut Plant doughnuts and/or some Ceci-Cela croissants.

          A little bit further away is Amy's Bread (9th Ave and 47th), one of the better bakeries in town.

          55 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

          Doughnut Plant
          379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

          Amy's Bread
          672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

          Joe the Art of Coffee
          89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

          1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

          Jacques Torres
          30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

          Bouchon Bakery
          1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

          1. DB Bistro stuffed busrger is YUMMMM! Also, Aureole 135 W. 42nd St. (bet. B'way & 6th Ave.) is fantastic too, they have an amazing broadway prix-fixe ...So excited to have you stay with us! I look forward to meeting you! Jennifer

            135 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036