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40th Birthday Pre-theater for 4

Hi All,
Looking for your recommendations for my sister-in-law's 40th celebration in May. It'll be pre-theater at 44th St.
Per Se is too expensive and Becco is too bland. Any ideas for something in between those mis-matched dimensions? Thanks!

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  1. I don't have your details on time and day but take a look at Aureole (Dining Room not Bar Room). I really enjoy their food and the dining room is quite nice. Close to theaters as well.

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    1. re: Spiritchaser

      Thanks - I'll go by tomorrow and case the place :)

    2. If you like Chinese food, Hakkasan is on 43rd Street between 8th and 9th avenue.

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      1. re: Pookipichu

        Will definitely try another time. Birthday girl is from out of town so i'm leaning more toward classic french or italian...but I love Chinese food.

        1. Vitae
          http://www.vitaenyc.com/

          4-course chef's tasting at 75/person. A bargain.

          1. Picholine offers a two or three course pre theater option:
            http://www.picholinenyc.com/pdf/PICH_...