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Jul 25, 2011 10:48 AM

Pre theater greek (or) and post theater desserts/sweets?

Help! We're going to be in the city for a few days this week. Going to show on Friday night. Looking for $20-35 per person pre-theater dinner (had Uncle Nick's last time - it was great, may go there again, but wondering if there's anything else we shouldn't miss?). After the show, would like to get dessert / something sweet on the way back to hotel in FiDi, so open to just about anything... Suggestions? thank you very much!

Uncle Nick's
747 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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  1. We've enjoyed Kellari Taverna, on 44th, b/t 5th & 6th. If you budget is for food only, they're participating n Restaurant Week, i.e., $35 prix-fixe at dinner. Here's the menu:

    Kellari Taverna photos (not RW):

    Molyvos, on 7th Av., b/t 55th & 56th, is another favorite. Their regular pre-theater prix-fixe is $37.
    Prix-fixe menu here (Scroll down):

    Molyvos photos here:

    and here:

    871 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

    Kellari Taverna
    19 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: RGR

      I too love Kellari. Great octopus appetizer, whole fish.

      I find Molyvos' food average and its decor is incredibly tacky IMHO. Feels like I am in a Marriott with corny "Greek-themed" touches. Cheap carpeting. (May have changed though.)

      871 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

      1. re: RGR

        Kellari = perfect! And their pre/post-theater menu is even a bit less than Restaurant Week:

      2. We had a pleasant dinner at Dafni a few months ago. Depending on where you are going to the theater, it may not be convenient since it's on 42nd & 8th. If you order carefully, you could probably stay under $35.

        325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

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        1. re: valerie

          I also had a good experience at Dafni a few months ago and my recollection is that the price was friendly.

          325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

          1. re: valerie

            I love Dafni, and they are very reasonably priced. A nice room and very nice people too.

            325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

          2. For post-theatre dessert, you have tons of options between the theatre district and financial district.

            Just off the top of my head:
            - Kyotofu for Asian-inspired desserts
            - the Magnolia Bakery branch near Rockefeller Center, which stays open late (midnight on weekends, 10pm on weekdays)
            - Stopping in at a nicer restaurant like the Bar Room at the Modern for some desserts
            - Chikalicious Dessert Bar in the East Village
            - Spot in the East Village
            - Otto near Washington Square Park
            - Gelato / ice cream crawl on Bleecker St with Cones, L'Arte de Gelato, Grom
            - Goat milk froyo and soft serve from Victory Garden

            272 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

            L'Arte del Gelato
            75 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

            705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

            The Modern
            9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

            1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

            203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

            233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

            Magnolia Bakery
            1240 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

            Spot Dessert Bar
            13 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

            Victory Garden
            31 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

            1. I haven't been there in awhile, but Avra has had one of the better pre-theater dinners I've had in NYC. It's a bargain compared to their regular menu.

              141 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017