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PVDColleen May 5, 2013 04:11 AM

Looking for suggestions for a place for dinner in the theater district on a Saturday around 5:00pm. I will be flying solo, and would prefer to sit at the bar. No particular cuisine....just a comfortable place with a big bar (and friendly bartenders....).

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    Blumie RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 07:29 AM

    Why limit yourself to the Theater District? You can have a great meal at 5pm virtually anywhere in the city -- and likely will eat far better outside of the Theater District -- and still make it to the theater in time for your curtain.

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      orthorunner RE: Blumie May 5, 2013 06:46 PM

      I wouldn't say that the OP would eat "far better"outside of the theater district, considering what he is looking for (ie not a 4h long 3-star Michelin meal). Danji is an excellent choice for someone looking to sit at the bar as a solo diner. Caveat is that their bar is not particularly big, but I would still echo what others have said in recommending it.
      If you're willing to be a little further away, you could also consider the bar at the Modern. Ma Peche is another option.

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      kathryn RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 08:07 AM

      Where is the theatre and what time is the show?

      Danji is solo diner friendly and I've done something similar after a show. They open at 5;15 on Saturdays.

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        PVDColleen RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 08:18 AM

        I limited myself to the theater district only because I am seeing a matinee, and then another show at 8. Total Broadway immersion day! Kathryn, show is on Broadway at The Palace. Thaks for the recommendation for Danji.

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          kathryn RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 08:24 AM

          See Cheeryvisage's Times Square list here for more options:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833282

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            ipsedixit RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 11:11 AM

            If it was me, I would go to Modern.

          2. sgordon RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 11:14 AM

            Danji's a good call. Also DB Bistro Moderne, or Toloache for upscale Mexican eats.

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              PVDColleen RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 02:52 PM

              Thanks everyone!

              1. Ziggy41 RE: PVDColleen May 5, 2013 03:11 PM

                Third Danji. And also throw in Casellula

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