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Hell's Kitchen/ Westside Theatre area is n inexpensive Greek resto on 42 Street.

325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Dec 06, 2011
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Midtown Dining on a budget? Help!

Another vote for the Benoit! Esp. when I stay at the Warwick as it's so
convenient and the folks are so nice!

Jun 03, 2011
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oyster bar

Mea culpa. You're all right; I was there on there Sat. I was in town for the
wk-end w/so much activity I got bollixed up!

Feb 24, 2011
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oyster bar

No, there were 3 of us and we sat at a table...actually the resto reminded all of
us of ones we've been to in Florence. I had reserved on OpenTable as I
always do when in the city.

Feb 24, 2011
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oyster bar

Grand Central Oyster Bar has a huge selection. I was there Sunday nite about 5:30
and the noise level was tolerable. Unfortunately, our waiter wasn't. You can check
menu on-line. Fresh oysters & oyster Rock. were delicious.

Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Feb 24, 2011
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Robert at the Museum of Arts & Design

Have a non-foodie guest coming into town. Took her to MOMA & lunch last year.

Thought of combining a visit to the museum along w/lunch at their resto, Robert
which will also give her a view of NY.

I am the one into food, not her & wondered if any have dined there -- or is it deemed
"too touristy".
with thanks for replies -

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Feb 04, 2011
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Inexpensive place in way west 40's

Glad to hear you are going to Dafni; one of my favorite lunch spots when
going to the theatre....let us know what you think.

325 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Dec 16, 2010
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MOMA lunch

Was there Thurs for the FAB Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit & we opted
to go 2 blocks to Benoit for a nice lunch...upon exiting, handed a little
bag bag w/seal with a white meringue...nice touch. Got a cuppa &
walked back to park across from MOMA to injest before re-entering MOMA.

Jun 23, 2010
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Is there a real French restaurant in NY?

agree w/rrems. Chez Napoleon has been around forever & when my sister
(who fondly remembers mama's kidneys wanted the same) I found them here.
I suspect it doesn't get as much hype since it is hardly trendy or posh. .. sure
saves on the airfare though!!

Chez Napoleon
365 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

May 26, 2010
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I'm w/drumwine; just discovered Saju Bistro (I cannot believe it was due to a Michael
Urie testimonial in Playbill!) and was so so pleasantly pleased.
Also as noted, there is a plethora of decent inexp,. restos on 9th starting about 44th
going north plus on 42 the Greek resto across from Port Authority whose name escapes me.

120 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

May 24, 2010
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Late afternoon drinks near Penn Station between 29 and 30 th streets on 7th.

Apr 28, 2010
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Best Prix Fixe Deals in Manhattan?

In theatre district:

Giuliani's (formerly Roberto Passon) - $ 14.95 3 course lunch
Scarlatto - $14.95 - 3-course lunch
Marseille - $24.07 lunch; $35 dinner
Benoit - 3-course lunch - $15; 2-courses: $19

Apr 12, 2010
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Sunday brunch around theater dist/Hell's Kitchen?

Thalia in the theatre district is quite popular. Not fancy, outdoor tables
in good weather albeit is on 8th ave but price is very reasonable.

Apr 08, 2010
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Reasonably priced near Penn Station, not Korean

Niles on 87th between 30 & 31 streets is quite reasonable for lunch.
Took a client there and was able to have conversation w/o shouting.

The bar scene is up front and loud tho at nite

Mar 09, 2010
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Manhattan with a strict budget and stricter goal

Well If you are going to Katz's OR RUss & Daughters, shouldn't you
try the $3.50 knish at Yonah Shimmel's on E Houston?

Feb 23, 2010
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Felidia...still excellent

Glad to hear it!! And belated birthday congrats!

Feb 22, 2010
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Well they do work but you must carefully read the caveats for each restaurant.
They are esp. useful when one can purchase the $3 or $ 5 GC's.
In my limited experience, tho, they are never offered for 'hot' restos; rather
those that need the patrons. That being said, I have used them basically
in suburbia, not in NYC.

Feb 22, 2010
Rhea58 in Not About Food

Recommendation for lunch - Hell's Kitchen

For really inexpensive on corner of 50th & 9th is Roberto Passon.

Jul 29, 2009
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Sunday brunch near Times Square

another vote for Marseille. I also like Thalia (
)on 8th Ave @ 50th

May 13, 2009
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French Bistro for a Bday Dinner

Not in Soho, but since others have been mentioned, what about

May 01, 2009
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Kellari Taverna Review

I am a fan of the 44 Street Kellari so thought I would try Kellari Parea for friend's recent birthday lunch, advising waiter to "do something" if she orders dessert.

The spanikopita (sp) had one of the best fillings ever, the dolmas were just okay, the
salmon quite moist. However, she ordered the balavah which was delivered by
2 singing waiters AND the owner who had previously come over to introduce himself.
Then two flutes of champagne arrived w/blueberries.
Then two shots of something I can't pronounce.

Thought they went beyond the pale to appreciate their customers so I definitely
will be back.

Apr 13, 2009
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Business Dinner near Times Square

I personally do not think dbBistro is a good fit as I find it too noisy
for a good conversation...others may disagree.
Do you just want to 'entertain' prospect or try to get some serious
conversation going?

Feb 05, 2009
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Papillon or ??

Not to friend's liking - Have you been to Bistro 61???


Jan 26, 2009
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Papillon or ??

Looking for resto in the 54th & Lex ave area for lunch (not necessarily brunch) this Saturday.
Don't know this area. Found Papillon which appears to be somewhat pedestrian. Am I
Any inexpensive (under $20 entrees) suggestions other than Indian would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jan 26, 2009
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Great food near 44th & Broadway?

As I suggested on another post, Lecker, you might want to skip dessert @ Marseille
& have it at Thalia after the theatre to get a feel for the place.

Jan 13, 2009
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Post Theater dessert?

Dessert: Another suggestion:
at the corner of 50th & 8th... they are friendly to theatre-goers
who only wish to have dessert afterwards....cute place too.

Jan 13, 2009
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Need lunch spot in Times Square/Midtown/Theater District on Sat. 1/3

Hope I am not too late. look at anyone of these restaurants
are wallet-friendly & tasty. and some may be reserved on Open Table
Enjoy lunch AND the show.

Jan 03, 2009
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Good idea for restaurant row near Times Square

You do not indicate what kind of cuisine..some suggestions are: Greek; $29.95 early bird - Italian - French

Dec 01, 2008
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Puttanesca in HK - any good?

I agree it is okay but noisy. You might want to take a look at his other restaurants
some of which I prefer:

Nov 06, 2008
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Has the economy affected your NYC restaurant/food selections? [moved from Manhattan]

I am a big fan of OpenTable & what I am doing is perusing their new list of restos
that are offering double points for dining...obviously an incentive for folks that are
changing their dining habits due to the economy.
Fiscally, I'm eliminating the after-meal coffee which is usually ridiculously priced
& many times not to my palate.

Nov 06, 2008
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