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Good place to dine after the theater, solo

jinet12 Feb 8, 2012 12:14 AM

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?

  1. foodmonk Feb 10, 2012 06:54 AM

    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
      Motosport Feb 10, 2012 07:00 AM

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

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        foodmonk Feb 10, 2012 05:17 PM

        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

    2. njmarshall55 Feb 9, 2012 08:50 AM

      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. MMRuth Feb 9, 2012 04:29 AM

        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. jinet12 Feb 8, 2012 11:39 PM

          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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            Riverman500 Feb 9, 2012 01:56 AM

            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

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              Blumie Feb 9, 2012 11:39 AM

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

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                kathryn Feb 10, 2012 10:09 PM

                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

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              Jane A. Feb 8, 2012 08:00 PM

              Blue Fin - 47th & B'way

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              Blue Fin
              1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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                Blumie Feb 9, 2012 11:38 AM

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

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                Chuck Lawrence Feb 8, 2012 01:21 PM

                Orso

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

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                  RGR Feb 8, 2012 11:49 AM

                  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
                    Motosport Feb 8, 2012 12:21 PM

                    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. iL Divo Feb 8, 2012 06:05 AM

                    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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                      iL Divo Feb 9, 2012 08:43 AM

                      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

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                        RGR Feb 9, 2012 09:10 AM

                        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

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                          iL Divo Feb 10, 2012 05:45 AM

                          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.

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                            Motosport Feb 10, 2012 06:40 AM

                            "Memory making" I like that. Very true.

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                              fm1963 Feb 10, 2012 07:06 AM

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

                              Yes indeed.

                      2. ellenost Feb 8, 2012 05:57 AM

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

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

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                          Riverman500 Feb 8, 2012 04:54 AM

                          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

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