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Somewhere interesting and not expensive to eat before matinee showing of Wicked?

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cdt1977 Aug 11, 2011 12:25 PM

Going in on a saturday to see Wicked and need a cool place for lunch before. Don't want/can't do somewhere too fancy-we are more into interesting places with great food. Willing to walk a bit, but would like to stay in the vicinity of the Gershwin. Not picky about type of cuisine-American, asian, italian, mediterranean is all good. Would like to keep prices around $20-$25 pp without drinks...Any suggestions would be great! Oh and would rather NOT go somewhere touristy, if that's possible in that area!

  1. ellenost Aug 11, 2011 12:51 PM

    I think you might like Ma Peche. Ma Peche is a few blocks away from the Gershwin Theatre. Delicious and creative French-Vietnamese cuisine. They have a $25 prix fixe at lunch that gives you a choice of 3 appetizer, 3 entrees and a choice of 2 Momofuku Milk Bar cookies (corn or chocolate-chocolate). They also have an a la carte menu that has sandwiches and other great things. One of my new lunch favorites is the shrimp curry. I think it cost $17.

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    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. Cheeryvisage Aug 11, 2011 01:02 PM

      Trattoria Trecolori is great for Italian.

      Szechuan Gourmet on 56th Street serves excellent and authentic Chinese food. It also has standard American Chinese dishes.

      Both of the above are my go-to choices for meals in the Theater District.

      There's also Toloache, located literally right next to the Gershwin Theater. I haven't been, but I hear the Mexican food there is fantastic.

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      Toloache
      251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

      Trattoria Trecolori
      254 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

      Szechuan Gourmet
      244 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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        edwardspk Aug 11, 2011 01:12 PM

        When I read the post, I was already thinking Toloache. I've been there a few times and have always enjoyed it, especially the Sat/Sun lunch menu that includes Mexican "brunch" items.

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        Toloache
        251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

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