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what's a chowhound to do for a good pre-theater meal?

Paula | May 25, 2005 09:17 PM

I know I'm not the first to post here looking for pre-theater recommendations. But I would be most grateful to anyone who can tell me that they've discovered the--or at least a--secret to a satisfying dinner before going to a Broadway play. If it weren't for out-of-town guests who need to eat early, I'd be fine venturing away from the area after the play--but the people we'll be with need to eat early rather than late.

Just to give you an idea of what we're looking for: We've had relative satisfaction at the New Orleans-themed place on 9th Ave. (sorry, can't find the name!), and we once went to a place called Sag Harbor (or something like that) and had excellent, fresh, seafood dishes in a nice atmosphere...but that's since closed. We have to be able to accomodate someone who's sort of a fish-and-potatoes, not-too-adventurous-eater. Unfortunately, Ethiopian and Thai are out, as is anything too creative. Seafood, brasserie, French, Italian, American (whatever that is!) are all in the range of what we're looking for.

A short cab ride away would be ok. Price is not a huge concern--we will be celebrating a special occasion, but if it's expensive I just want to make sure we're getting good food value--rather than hype value. The posts I've read about Esca, for example, have scared me away from there.

I know this is long. Thanks so much for reading, and I look forward to hearing about any delicious pre-theater experiences you've had recently...

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