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Good place to dine after the theater, solo

Visiting solo and planning to take in some Broadway shows. I don't usually like to eat before the
show and prefer to eat afterwards. Staying in Times Square, but interested in some good places
that serve food after the theater (after 1030pm)...So, to sum up, solo and late dining with good food...Any suggestions?

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  1. Bar Boulud - open until midnight Mon.-Thurs., 1:00 am Fri.-Sat., but closes 10:00 pm Sun.

    Esca - open until 11:30 pm Tues.-Sat., but closes 10:30 pm Sun.-Mon.

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    Esca
    402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    1. Ma Peche seats until 10:45 pm Monday through Saturday.

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

      1. Becco. Restaurant row at 9th. A couple of blocks from theater. Get the prix fix dinner around $25 and if it's busy and you can't wait its always fine to dine at the bar. The bartenders are friendly and wonderful and it's fun to watch them. If you get really lucky LIDIA Bastianich may be there.

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        Becco
        355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

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        1. re: iL Divo

          well RGR, the pasta's [depending on what their choices are for the night in question] can be wonderful and the noise to me equals energy TYVM

          1. re: iL Divo

            Regulars here know that one of my major restaurant peeves is insanely high noise levels. But if your idea of a pleasant dining experience is to carry on a conversation by shouting, and you don't mind probably going deaf by the time your 50....

            Re: the pasta. When Becco first opened, the pastas were really good. But that was before Lidia became a famous t.v. personality. The quality of the pasta has, imo, definitely deteriorated since then. At this point, there is far better pasta to be found in that area -- and without the assault on one's eardrums.

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

            1. re: RGR

              I've never ever been there when there's been insane noise or I wouldn't have commented on it. my favorite dinner meal is pasta and yes, a time or two the 3 passed around via the prix fix haven't been my favorite. it's all about memory making for me and I have never been there where several wonderful discussions haven't been had or I've not met a new friend or 4 and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Mostly when I've been there, I am alone when I get there anyway. To each his or her own I suppose.

              In New York City, you can have a fabulous time, if it's your choice to do so, almost anywhere.

              1. re: iL Divo

                "Memory making" I like that. Very true.

                1. re: iL Divo

                  "In New York City, you can have a fabulous time, if it's your choice to do so, almost anywhere."

                  Yes indeed.

          2. Oceana: Monday-Saturday until 11 p.m., Sunday until 10 p.m dbBistro Moderne: Tuesday-Saturday until 11 p.m., Monday & Sunday until 10 p.m. The Bar Room at the Modern: Friday & Saturday until 11 p.m. Molyvos: Monday-Thursday until 11:30, Friday & Saturday until midnight, Sunday until 11 p.m.

            I would avoid Becco. The pastas are mediocre, and the noise level is hideously high.

            Note: Bar Boulud is not in the Theater District. It's on the UWS across fron Lincoln Center.

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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

            Molyvos
            871 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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

            Becco
            355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

            Oceana
            120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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            1. re: RGR

              If you don't need a "fancy schmancy" walk over to Ninth Ave and stroll uptown checking out restaurants and menus. Most of the places serve late and would be comfy for a single. There are several Thai places we like, Yum Yum, Pam Real Thai. Also, Eatery and El Centro. If you are looking for fancier places the above named places are good suggestions.

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              Eatery
              798 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

              Pam Real Thai
              404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

              El Centro
              824 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

              Yum Yum Bangkok
              650 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

            2. Orso

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              Orso
              322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

              1. Blue Fin - 47th & B'way

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                Blue Fin
                1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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                1. re: Jane A.

                  Blue Fin is a mediocre hotel restaurant (imho, of course). So many better options.

                2. Thanks for the suggestions! Some really good ones...I don't mind taking cabs..Any place
                  else open late, outside of Times Square, that you think would be worth checking out?

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                  1. re: jinet12

                    Blue Ribbon (Sullivan Street)
                    The Dutch
                    The Breslin
                    Minetta Tavern
                    Momofuku Ssam Bar

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                    Momofuku Ssam Bar
                    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                    Minetta Tavern
                    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                    Blue Ribbon Brasserie
                    97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                    The Breslin
                    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

                    The Dutch
                    131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                    1. re: Riverman500

                      Love Riverman's suggestions! Hop in a cab and hit one of these places!

                      1. re: Riverman500

                        Great list, and I'd add on:
                        Tertulia
                        Fatty Cue
                        Babbo
                        Lupa
                        Dell'Anima
                        RedFarm
                        Spotted Pig
                        Joseph Leonard
                        Fedora
                        Ippudo
                        Otto
                        Balthazar
                        DBGB

                        10:30-11pm for dinner is not really all that late in Manhattan. :)

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                        Lupa
                        170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

                        Babbo
                        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

                        Spotted Pig
                        314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

                        Dell'Anima
                        38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

                        Ippudo
                        65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

                        Fedora
                        239 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

                        Joseph Leonard
                        170 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

                        Tertulia
                        359 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                        Fatty 'Cue
                        50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

                        RedFarm
                        529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

                    2. We had an excellent dinner at the Sushi of Gari location in the Theater District awhile back, if you feel like Japanese.

                      Sushi Seki is open very late as well (Eastside in the low 60s), but I prefer Gari.

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                      Sushi of Gari 46
                      347 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

                      1. You don't say if this is your first visit, so I'll be the schmuck and recommend a touristy spot that I always find interesting...maybe not the best food, but good for people watching and, maybe, striking up a conversation...Marriott Marquis...either the Eighth Floor or the revolving rooftop.

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                        The View
                        1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

                        1. Ninth Ave. has everything from pricey to oh-my-god-how-does-the-health-department-let-this-place-stay-open. You can walk over after any show. At the higher end is Marseille, which serves aspirational Mediterranean food with a French twist. I like to sit at the bar at Riposo 46 and have a glass of wine and a flatbread. Medi, the newer wine bar at the top end of Ninth has a lot of interesting wines and a good menu (as well as plenty of seats for one at the bar). At the lower end are eight or ten "Thai" glop-houses, which will serve you sticky-sweet Asian-ish goo to your heart's content. I really don't mind Yum Yum Bangkok.

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                          Marseille
                          630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

                          Riposo 46
                          667 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

                          Yum Yum Bangkok
                          650 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

                          Medi Wine Bar
                          811 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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                          1. re: foodmonk

                            We love strolling 9th Ave when we are hungry. It's our "Restaurant Row".

                            1. re: Motosport

                              We live in the neighborhood. I think that Marseille is pretty much as close as you get to distinctive dining on the row. (Though of course Chez Napoleon is also worth mention.) But for moderately priced food with a lot of diversity, it is hard to imagine a better place for that kind of stroll. This being said, not all of it is good.

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                              Marseille
                              630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

                              Chez Napoleon
                              365 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019