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Jul 25, 2011 11:46 AM

Place for brunch and/or after theater meal

Going to church at St. Thomas 5th Ave. next Sun. and then matinee of How to Succeed at Hirschfeld theater on W. 45th. Looking for a place walkable from the church for a nice brunch/lunch and/or a good spot for a light after theater meal. Or are we better off in the theater district for both?

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  1. While I'm generally not a fan of anything in the theatre district, the following are my recent go to places in the neighborhood:
    Elsewhere on 43rd and 9th
    Casa Nona on 38th between 8th and 9th
    Qi on 8th Ave between 42nd and 43rd

    And of course there is always Esca or La Silhouette for something nicer. I'm assuming that post matinee is really early dinner so these should all be open.

    402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

    403 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

    La Silhouette
    362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

    Casa Nonna
    310 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

    Qi Bangkok Eatery
    675 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    1. I have no idea what the cross streets of the church are, but my pick for lunch would be the Bar Room at the Modern, on 53rd, b/t 5th & 6th. Stellar cuisine, excellent service, and pleasant atmospherics. Of course, you could also consider it for your light after-theater meal as it stays open all day.

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

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      1. re: RGR

        The church is at 5th Ave and 53rd, literally around the corner from the Modern! I second RGR's suggestion of the Bar Room at the Modern. Make a reservation as it can get busy for weekend lunch.

      2. Try Fig and Olive...right off of 5th Ave. An unusual brunch with loads of creative options (and not as pricey as the Modern).

        Fig & Olive
        10 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10021

        1. Just wanted to say thanks for the recommendations. We had a light lunch at Fig and Olive with a very helpful waiter who had great suggestions for us first-timers. Dinner at Vice Versa after the show was lovely. Quiet and relaxing esp. after fighting the crowds on the streets in the theater district. We both did the restaurant week prix fixe meals and thought they were a great value.

          325 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

          Fig & Olive
          10 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10021