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My husband and I are coming to NYC midweek. Staying near Carnegie hall.
Need suggestions for dinner Wed. within walking distance.
Pre-theater Thurs and Fri.
Like most cuisines--food more important than ambience--
Prices less than Per Se!
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Price wise "less than per se" leaves every restaurant in the city except maybe Masa

    Seasonal
    Marea
    The Modern is not too far
    Ma Peche

    In Time Warner Center:
    A Voce
    Landmarc

    1. Wednesday:

      thegforceny's suggestions are good, I'd also add Quality Meats or Quality Italian

      See also Restaurants Near Carnegie Hall:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/919942

      For pre-theatre on Thurs and Fri, it highly depends upon:
      - theatre location
      - price range per person, before tax, tip, wine/drinks
      - curtain time (7pm vs 8pm) as Thursday curtain is sometimes earlier than Friday curtain but not always

      Dinner at Per Se costs $295pp (service included).

      What's your REAL budget?

      Where to have dinner before a Broadway show:
      http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833282
      http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...
      http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671275
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755684
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/715535
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/788254

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      1. re: kathryn

        Thanks Kathryn.

        Our budget is up to $75 pp ++

        Pre theater ideas for
        Thurs 7:00 @ The Imperial Theater
        45th bet Broadway and 8th av

        Fri 8:00 @ The Schubert Theater
        44th bet Broadway and 8th av

        1. re: raysfan

          Thursday I would choose something pretty close to the theatre for a 5pm reservation. The 7pm curtains can be tough sometimes, you have a bit more wiggle room with the 8pm curtain. Some restaurants don't open until 5:30 for dinner.

      2. In addition to the other excellent recommendations, you should consider Betony on W. 57 St.

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