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dinner help for upper west side near columbus circle

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Hi,

I'm in town for business and have time for one meal with an old friend next Tuesday. As she has kids, I'd like to eat somewhat close to her (columbus circle area.) I had hoped to dine at Meatball Shop or Frankie's, but that's not likely now.

I was thinking Ma Peche, but friends have suggested Fatty Crab, A Voce, Dove Tail and Bar Boulud.
I'm trying to be somewhat reasonable with $, and wonder if I'm on the right path with Ma Peche, or is there anything else that's of particular interest there as of late.

Any help is appreciated!

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  1. Ma Peche, Fatty Crab, A Voce, Dovetail, and Bar Boulud are all solid choices. Benoit is great too.

    If you're considering Dovetail, I'd suggest Boulud Sud, Marea, or Lincoln instead (better food and atmosphere, similar price points).

    I can't think of any restaurant near Columbus Circle that would have a menu that's similar to Meatball Shop or Frankie's. Maybe Salumeria Rosi or Cesca if you are willing to walk to the West 70s.

    Don Antonio is a new neapolitan pizza place in Hells Kitchen (at 309 West 50th Street) that has received good reviews though I have not tried it yet,

    http://donantoniopizza.com/menu/

    1. Ma Peche would be a great choice- so would Lincoln. How about Telepan?

      1. Danji would be a good choice.