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djs7d Jun 21, 2011 08:52 AM

I am going to a Broadway musical Saturday July 2nd and need recommendations for dinner before hand. Thanks!

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    LouisM RE: djs7d Jun 21, 2011 09:42 AM

    I find Triomphe fits the bill nicely for pre-theater.

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    Triomphe
    49 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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      RGR RE: djs7d Jun 21, 2011 03:25 PM

      There are literally hundreds and hundreds of restaurants in the Theater District. In order for us to make appropriate suggestions, you need to narrow things down by providing some specifics. Cuisine preference(s)? Any avoids? Casual or fancy? Per person budget for *food only*?

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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        djs7d RE: RGR Jun 21, 2011 08:54 PM

        Italian or French... But if there is a spectacular restaurant I am definitely open to ideas. My girlfriend eats very simple food so the restaurant has to have a few simple dishes. It doesn't need to be fancy, but I don't want a very casual restaurant where people are wearing shorts. Also, it is important that the restaurant is full and has a nice atmosphere. Budget - I'd prefer to spend less, but would be willing to spend $100/person for food if I find a great restaurant.

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          drumwine RE: djs7d Jun 21, 2011 09:10 PM

          second Triomphe

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          Triomphe
          49 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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            RGR RE: djs7d Jun 21, 2011 10:51 PM

            The best French restaurant in the Theater District area is The Modern Dining Room. The cuisine is stellar; and the 4-course prix-fixe at $98 would come in just under your max budget. However, you would have to look at the menu to determine if it would be a good fit for your girlfriend. I'm sure the kitchen would be willing to make some adjustments, for example, eliminating any sauces or accompaniments that don't appeal to her.

            The Modern Dining Room photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            dbBistro Moderne is one of 4-star Chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants. This one focuses on contemporary French bistro cuisine. The food is delicious and somewhat simpler than at The Modern, which would probably make things easier for your girlfriend. Again, check the menu to be sure. If you order a la carte, three courses might run between $60-$70pp, depending on the dishes you select. There is also a pre-theater 3-course prix-fixe for $45 with limited choices.

            dbBistro photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

            Neither of these restaurants has a dress code, i.e, no jacket required. One would hope that nobody will turn up wearing shorts.

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          edwardspk RE: djs7d Jun 22, 2011 08:26 AM

          If she likes seafood, I always like Esca for pre-theatre. Simply prepared Italian seafood dishes, excellent Italian wine list and fits your budget.

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          Esca
          402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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