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Pre-theater dining at bar..... party of one.

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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....).

  1. Ziggy41 May 5, 2013 03:11 PM

    Third Danji. And also throw in Casellula

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      PVDColleen May 5, 2013 02:52 PM

      Thanks everyone!

      1. sgordon 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 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 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 May 5, 2013 11:11 AM

              If it was me, I would go to Modern.

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              kathryn 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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                Blumie 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 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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