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AZGrandpa Sep 18, 2011 06:06 PM

damissuus and I will be in NY on a cruise arriving and departing 10/15.

We plan to see the matinee' of "Follies" on Saturday, Oct 15. So.......... Any suggestions for lunch spots close to the Marquis theater.

We both are mid-westerners by birth, and Southwesterners by choice. But we would love to have the "NY experience", suggestions. Price and cuisine "NOT A BIG DEAL" for the right spot.

OK, New Yorkers, give us your best shot.


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    yebo Sep 19, 2011 05:47 AM

    Keens - cab ride away, 30s West Side, so maybe too tenson-provoking that way. Food excellent, NYC atmosphere terrific. There are so many aspects to the NYC experience - as some other posters have responded in terms of exootic/diverse; modern; outstanding food. Personally, I don't experience Keen's food as outstanding but delicious and an oldtime atmosphre. Not cheap, but what is here?

    72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

    1. Cheeryvisage Sep 18, 2011 07:24 PM

      Szechuan Gourmet, Ma Peche, are both good lunch options as well. If the new Ippudo's line is too long, Menchanko-Tei's Tonkotsu Ramen (aka Hakata Ramen) always hits the spot.

      For high(er) end Italian seafood and seafood pasta, Marea is wonderful. I had my best meal of the year thus far there. Heck, Michael White's other high end Italian restaurant, Ai Fiori, is also excellent.

      Seasonal is another fantastic restaurant serving high end modern Austrian cuisine.

      Szechuan Gourmet
      21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

      43 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

      132 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019

      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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

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

      Ai Fiori
      400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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        Blumie Sep 18, 2011 06:34 PM

        Lots of good walking distance options that are worth investigating, including db bistro moderne, aureole, oceana, bar room at the modern (a little longer walk), nougatine (a short cab ride). For more casual, joe allen is right down the street.

        DB Bistro Moderne
        55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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

        135 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

        Joe Allen
        326 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

        120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

        1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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        1. re: Blumie
          coasts Sep 18, 2011 07:03 PM

          if the show is at 2pm, you might consider a light lunch before the show and an early dinner after, if time allows. if so, there's a Shake Shack nearby - queue the haters. otherwise, you might look to do brunch at Marseille on 9th Ave.

          Oh, oh...the new Ippudo should be open by then. that's an option!

          630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

          Shake Shack
          691 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

          321 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

          1. re: coasts
            Blumie Sep 19, 2011 09:14 AM

            I'm not a shake shack hater, but I certainly wouldn't send someone there for their one NYC lunch.

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