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IllinoisLibrarian Feb 4th, 2008 07:55 AM

LaGuardia to Manhattan; Restaurant Recommendation
I'll be arriving at LaGuardia early on a Friday afternoon and need to get to West 35th St. (Wingate Hotel). Can you please tell me the best way to do this? I am more inclined to airport shuttle/cab options rather than subway/bus options.
We also have tickets for Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre for a 7:00 pm weekday show. We'd like to eat prior to the show ideally within walking distance of the theatre. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your help.

MFNYC Feb 4th, 2008 08:09 AM

Just exit the airport and go to the taxi stand.

Some rstaurants that come to mind, for Italian Basilica and CAscina (i believe both have good pre theater prix fixes), for higher end, Bar AMericain, and for very resonable cuban, Guantanamero. There are many more. Hceck for user comments and menu listings.

nytraveler Feb 4th, 2008 10:16 AM

Taxi is the only thing that makes sense, since shuttle bus for 2 people will cost just as much - and can take forever.

For the dinner - what is your price range? And what types of food do you like/dislike?

Gekko Feb 4th, 2008 10:59 AM

Definitely take a taxi ...

and find a restaurant here:

IllinoisLibrarian Feb 5th, 2008 01:28 PM

Thanks for the advice. We'll be taking a taxi from the airport, and I will check out the menu pages website. For the person who asked, I'd say a moderate price range (vs. higher end prices) would be fine; we like Italian, seafood, Chinese, possibly a steak house. If you have any specific suggestions that would be great. Thanks again.

tmenyc Feb 5th, 2008 01:36 PM

It really depends on how early Friday afternoon it is, and whether it's a holiday weekend. There are two typical routes from LGA to midtown, and either works well when there's no traffic, but if traffic is tied up the bus only goes the way it goes, regardless of congestion. So I'd agree, take the cab, it'll cost about the same if there are two of you, and let the driver take the quickest route for the day. Yes use the taxi stands, all the legit cabs are routed to them. If you like Korean food, I'd go to 32d Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway and pick any one...

nytraveler Feb 5th, 2008 05:13 PM

For moderate Italian in the theater district have a look at Roberto Passon at 50th & 9th Ave.

mclaurie Feb 7th, 2008 03:45 PM

The taxi price will depend on traffic. If you're arriving late in the afternoon, you might want to consider ordering a car service like so you can get a fixed price (similar to taxi price). Early afternoon, a taxi is fine.

There are Express bus options for $12/eprson that stop at Penn station which is near your hotel but for 2 or more, not that much less than car service.

If the show starts at 7 (is it a Tues.?) you'll have to eat at 5-5:30 to make it on time to the theater. Depending on your idea of "moderate" ViceVersa is an Italian with a pix fixe $35 3 course meal.

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