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Late Bite and Drinks in Midtown

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My wife and I will be arriving in NY this evening. By the time we get into the city and checked into our midtown hotel (the Muse), I figure it will be about 10:30. That's probably too late for a full dinner, but would like to find a spot where we could have a light bite to eat and a drink.

I've heard good things about the cocktail program at Lantern's Keep, which is a short walk from our hotel. According to their website, they also serve some small plates. I've never seen mention of their food, so has anyone here sampled their food selections? We're not looking for anything fancy, probably something like a charcuterie plate and a few other small dishes to share.

Aside from Lantern's Keep, anything else of note? Would like to keep within walking, or short cab ride from our hotel.

Thanks everyone.

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  1. You might consider going to Marseille, the bright and bustling French/Mediterranean brasserie, on the corner of 9th Av. & 44th St.. They serve until midnight. I don't know how good their cocktails are, but the food's very good.

    www.marseillenyc.com

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    1. re: RGR

      It depends whether Foodie Canuck cares more about cocktails or food.

      The cocktails at Marseille are definitely nothing special; the cocktails at Lantern's Keep are. (I can't say anything about the food at LK, as I've never had it.) So it's a matter of priorities.

      1. re: Sneakeater

        For something completely different, Foodie Canuck might consider Sakagura.

    2. I've had the charcuterie plate at Lantern's Keep and it was definitely better than I expected it to be. That's the only food item I've tried though.

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      1. re: kathryn

        thanks for the suggestions so far. The menu at Marseille does look very interesting, it reminds me of one of my favourite bistros up here in Toronto. At that hour, I think we might be in the mood for a lighter bite to eat and a drink or too, but will definitely keep Marseille in mind if we're hungrier than expected.

        1. re: Foodie Canuck

          They have appetizers, too, and in my experience, were fine when a friend came with me and had only an app and a drink, so I don't think not having a big appetite would be an issue there.