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Feb 8, 2012 12:14 AM

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.

    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.

      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.

        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.


            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.


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

            871 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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

            355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

            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.

              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

              322 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036