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Dinner near London Hotel or Gershwin Theatre

Dapuma Dec 21, 2011 07:31 AM

Hello...helping out a friend for his trip to NYC

He is looking for a good place near the London Hotel or Gershwin Theatre 51st and 7th Ave

No particular food criteria other than good - looking for a few options in that area - he mentioned French, however that isnt a must if there are better options closer

The pricepoint would need to be $100pp or less not counting drinks - him and his wife are fairly adventurous eaters

Thanks all

  1. ellenost Dec 21, 2011 07:50 AM

    Your friend might enjoy Ma Peche. I was there last week for dinner, and had another great dinner (scallops, "Juliet" steak). Service was very friendly and attentive. The cuisine is French-Vietnamese. They have a chocolate dessert that is my favorite dessert of all of the Momofuku restaurants (and possibly any restaurant--yes, it's that good!). Ma Peche is located on West 56 Street between Fifth and Sixth Aves.

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

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      H Manning Dec 21, 2011 11:17 AM

      La Silhouette
      Modern Bar Room
      Benoit

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

      Benoit
      60 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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

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      1. re: H Manning
        Cheeryvisage Dec 21, 2011 11:26 AM

        Actually, I would recommend The Modern Dining Room over the Bar Room. The preparation, presentation, and service are at a higher level at the Dining Room.

      2. Dapuma Dec 21, 2011 03:01 PM

        Thanks everyone

        My friend asked me and the mrs to fly over so we could do the meat 7 ways at Ma Peche - if we only could heh

        He is deciding between Modern / Modern Bar / and Ma Peche

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        1. re: Dapuma
          Cheeryvisage Dec 21, 2011 03:14 PM

          I go to The Modern Dining Room or The Modern Bar Room at least once a month and have a ton of photos from my meals by now. Take a look if you're interested.

          The Modern Dining Room: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheeryvisage/tags/themoderndiningroom/

          The Modern Bar Room: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheeryvi...

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

          1. re: Dapuma
            r
            RGR Dec 21, 2011 03:31 PM

            Though my dear friend ellenost adores Ma Peche, we've only been there once (for lunch) and I didn't love it. Not that it was in any way bad, just not my favorite style of cuisine.

            I much prefer French and so I'm with Cheeryvisage with regard to The Modern, which is French with Alsacian influences. We've enjoyed delicious meals in both the Bar Room and the Dining Room. Which one should your friends choose? It depends on whether they want a casual atmosphere or something more fancy/formal. (Note: A jacket is not required in the Dining Room.)

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

          2. Dapuma Feb 3, 2012 04:28 PM

            I wanted to post a quick thank you to everyone for the suggestions

            Just got a txt from my friend that dinner at The Modern was worth every penny and they are off to the theatre

            Will try to update a bit what they thought was the best or unforgettable next time i speak to them

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