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hungrygourmet Nov 4, 2013 04:37 PM

We have only one night in the Theatre district NYC in Dec. Which fabulous must, restaurant is the "One" to visit.

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    kathryn RE: hungrygourmet Nov 4, 2013 04:42 PM

    Where is your theatre?

    What's the curtain time?

    What's your budget per person before tax, tip, wine/drinks?

    When in December?

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      hungrygourmet RE: kathryn Nov 4, 2013 04:53 PM

      Theatre is 45th near 8th, 7pm curtain, no budget and Mid december. What is your suggestion.

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        kathryn RE: hungrygourmet Nov 4, 2013 05:19 PM

        The 7pm curtain will greatly affect your ability to have a great meal without being rushed, particularly because many restaurants don't open for service until 5/5:30pm. You need at least two hours for a top tier restaurant (The Modern, Le Bernardin, Jean Georges, etc) for dinner. Preferably more. You won't have enough time.

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          Riverman500 RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 04:06 AM

          You could go to The Modern or Le Bernardin after the performance.

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            Elisa515 RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 06:28 AM

            Does the 7 p.m. curtain mean you'll be eating on a Sunday night?

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              kathryn RE: Elisa515 Nov 5, 2013 06:39 AM

              Yes - good point, a lot of these heavy hitters are closed Sundays.

              Though looking at Broadway schedules, OP could mean they're seeing a Tues/Weds/Thurs show also.

              http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz...

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                valerie RE: Elisa515 Nov 5, 2013 06:59 AM

                Shows are often at 7 on Tuesdays. I'm going to one tonight.

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                Pookipichu RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 05:10 PM

                Hakkasan is on 43rd between 8th and 9th and opens at 5:30pm on Tuesdays.

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              Pookipichu RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 05:54 AM

              What do you like to eat? Cuisines? Meat/fish/vegetable?

              1. Spiritchaser RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 05:55 AM

                Snack before, dinner after if you really want to enjoy the meal (regardless of where you go). Suggestions would be Le Bernardin (if you love fish), The Modern Dining Room, Betony.

                Another option if you could swing it would be go for a great lunch as late as possible.

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                  kathryn RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 07:03 AM

                  Can you please clarify running time of your show and what day of the week this is for?

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                    H Manning RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 07:05 AM

                    DB Bistro Moderne opens for dinner at 5:00 pm.

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                      hungrygourmet RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 04:48 PM

                      Thank you all for the input. The show is Tuesday night. We thought eat close to the Theatre because Dec 18th could be bad weather and cab rides, not so much fun. Do you not think 1 1/2 hours approx is enough for a good meal. We could do desert and coffee later.
                      I don't know how long the show is...Billy Crystal 700 Sundays opening show.
                      U all seem to like Bernadin, is Aureole still good.

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                        kathryn RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 04:58 PM

                        You are smart to eat near the theatre. But if you really want a fabulous, once in a lifetime, amazing meal, at a four NYT star place, you don't want to be rushed and watching the clock the entire time.

                        Given your time constraints, I would consider a long, leisurely lunch instead.

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                          hungrygourmet RE: kathryn Nov 7, 2013 05:45 PM

                          Thank you Kathryn: I think you are right. Lunch is the answer.
                          We arrive by plane very early, so that's the answer.
                          Valerie says the show gets out at 9:40.
                          Too late for a great dinner (for us anyway).

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                          ellenost RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 06:54 PM

                          According to Telecharge, the show should be over by 9:15 (figure 9:30 with curtain calls and getting through the crowd at the theatre).

                          I used to dine very often at Aureole before they moved to 42nd St. Since they moved, I stopped going. Too many chef changes, and the focus is no longer on haute cuisine.

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                            valerie RE: hungrygourmet Nov 5, 2013 07:51 PM

                            I saw it tonight! It started at 7:15 and ended at 9:40.

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                              hungrygourmet RE: valerie Nov 7, 2013 05:44 PM

                              Valerie: how was the show

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                                valerie RE: hungrygourmet Nov 8, 2013 07:16 AM

                                We enjoyed it. Funny, then sad, then funny.

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