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Dining Alone in Midtown/Theatre District . . . Suggestions?

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Dining Alone in Midtown/Theatre District . . . Suggestions?

Jerry Smolin | May 12, 2002 08:24 AM

I'm spending a day and night alone in the city next weekend and was hoping to get suggestions for places to take myself to dinner on Sunday after a theater matinee. I'm familiar with the high end places (i.e, Aquavit, La Caravelle, La Cote Basque, etc) in the mid-50s but don't think of these or most other restaurants of this stature as comfortable places for single diners.

There's no particular cuisine I'm craving (alas, the best sushi places are closed on Sundays . . . there's no better option for solo dining than a meal at a sushi bar), and I'm not necessarily bound to the midtown/theatre district areas but I would prefer to eat near my hotel so that I can walk to and from my several destinations. (I ate at the Blue Fin on 47th shortly after it opened - I hated it, although Grimes gave it a fine review in the Times. Has anyone eaten there recently? It did strike me as a good choice for solo diners. I've also had my fill of places like the Redeye Grill and Rue 57.)

Thanks for any and all help.

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