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Restaurant Suggestions for Midtown/Theatre District NYC

I haven't been to NYC since 1999! I would appreciate to mid-range, not too dressy restaurants in Midtown or the Theatre District. We're staying at the Warwick.

Thanks!

Posted by
164 posts

Joe D'anapoli's ? Spelling). There is one near theater district and one up in the upper east side. Family style portions, so don't over-order...too much food, but yummy.

Posted by
146 posts

Not entirely sure what range is mid-range to you but I enjoy Cafe Un Deux Trois 123 W. 44th between 6th and 7th Aves when in town for a show. Further south, just below Murray Hill, Turkish Kitchen at 386 3rd Ave, is fantastic, too.

Posted by
2472 posts

I guess "mid-range" is subject to interpretation. Someone suggested Cafe Un Deux Trois - went there in 1999 and loved it! I also remember eating at Orso. I don't mind paying $50 for a steak if it comes with a baked potato.

I really appreciate your suggestions.

Posted by
3411 posts

I worked in the theater district for thirty five years , and your best bet is Ninth Avenue ( both sides ) between roughly 44 st and 57 st . All kinds of styles and ethnicity , generally reasonable prices . This should give you some ideas - http://ninthavenuefoodfestival.com/

Posted by
11280 posts

Steven beat me to it. Ninth Avenue is lined with reasonably priced restaurants of every cuisine imaginable, and they are heavily patronized by locals so you aren't paying the "tourist premium" (bad food at high prices) you can in places closer to Times Square.

If you want a more casual meal, several of us from this Forum (myself, Steven, his wife, and Chani) had good Thai food at sister restaurant of Wondee Siam. The original is at 792 Ninth Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Streets); the one we ate at, two doors north at the same address, at appears to be new, as Google Maps street view still shows it as a beauty salon!

Posted by
379 posts

Junior's for the cheesecake. I can't remember the street but it is right next to the theatre that is playing Lion King.
For a quick and inexpensive (by NYC standards) lunch, the street carts selling Middle Eastern grilled chicken with onions on pita are delicious The chicken is half-cooked so when they reheat, it is not dried out, but nice and moist.

Posted by
3253 posts

Have drinks and a bite to eat at the bar at the Warwick. It's lovely.

Other suggestions include La Bonne Soupe, Becco, Uncle NIck's, West Bank Cafe, & Pongsri.

Posted by
3411 posts

Junior's is on 45 st , next to the Minskoff Theatre ( I worked in a number of shows in that theater ) , The original Junior's is a Brooklyn icon . As Harold said , the Thai food at Wondee Siam was great , as was the company !