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I have a few precious nights in NYC before my husband and 10-year-old son join me. I'm seeing Book of Mormon on a Friday night and want to have a late solo dinner somewhere between the theater and where I'm staying at 101st & Riverside.
I'm up for almost anything but it should be somewhere where a solo diner can be comfortable. I'd prefer a lively atmosphere and not somewhere stuffy/quiet.
thanks for any tips!
Libby

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  1. GastroArte (formerly Graffit) on 69th just east of Broadway - have tapas at the bar.

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    Gastroarte
    141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023

    1. My choice would be same neighborhood, Broadway at 64th, Fiorello's. You can usually get a spot at the bar which faces an amazing selection of antipasti.

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      Cafe Fiorello
      1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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      1. re: serious

        I'd recommend Boulud Sud over Fiorello's, but that's just me...

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        Boulud Sud
        20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

      2. Price point? You'll get the most responses if you let us know how much, per person, for food - excluding drinks and lthe almost 27% that needs figuring for tax and tip.

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        1. re: yebo

          yes, thanks for reminder -- happy to spend $100 or more.