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My son (17) and I are going to a Broadway show then out to dinner. Any suggestions? Fun vibe, Good to great food. Not Italian, thats the next night.Tao or Buddakan or Spice Market?

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Tao, Buddakan or Spice Market?

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  1. What day of the week?

    Is this a matinee (so an early dinner) or an evening show (a late dinner)?

    What's your price range, per person, before tax, tip, and any wine/drinks for you?

    When is this dinner?

    Is it more about the scene or more about the food?

    For a fun vibe and great Asian/Asian influenced food, why not try Momofuku Ssam Bar or Mission Chinese?

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    1. re: kathryn

      This Wednesday, evening show, so late dinner. I love Momofuku but I am trying to stay away from carbs so not many options for me.

      No price range really.

      It is about both the food and vibe. I want it all!

      1. re: suechef

        Try Takashi--Japanese BBQ. If you get the normal marinade, there are very few carbs. If you like offal, it's a great spot to try some stomach, heart, cheek...

        Blue Ribbon Izakaya is also good as you can order nigiri, fish tartare, other raw dishes, various skewers, vegetables, and rolls without rice.

    2. Took my son to a show and then dinner at Morimotos. Great food, fun vibe and I have to say very cool ladies room, lol!

      1. It doesn't have to be Asian cuisine. I am open to all.
        I was just asking for an opinion of those three.

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        1. re: suechef

          All three are played. Were popular some 10 years ago and now attract suburbanites. Or tourists steered by their concierge. Tao and Buddakan's food barely mediocre - you can get better and cheaper at many neighborhood places. I met someone for drinks on a Friday once at Tao and the crowd was very cheezy. Entertaining though. Spice Market is at least is a bit more creative food-wise.

          For good vibe and great food - and a more local crowd - if you can get reservations - ACME, The NoMad, Perla (no reservations), Beauty and Essex.

        2. Theater District? Try Sugiyama. Awesome, but not cheap.

          1. I was just at Spice Market and the whole time I was there I was thinking I wish I was at Buddakan.

            But if you're taking in a show in/around the Theater District, how about Modern at MoMA?

            1. I think Buddakan has the best food of the three. Better ambience too, imho.