NYC - Business Traveler

Mar 16th, 2004, 01:54 PM
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NYC - Business Traveler

Any late evening suggestions for someone up in NYC on business for a week? Most likely working until 6:30 so I'm not sure what museums are still open - I'd like to avoid the bar scene as I have several early morning meetings. Also, any suggestions on restaurants (all types, though I'd like to keep entrees under $40) where one can dine alone with out sticking out like a sore thumb would be appreciated. Lastly, does TKTS take credit cards or are they cash only?

I live in Shaw, DC (for those familiar), so I feel comfortable traveling to all parts of the city.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 02:00 PM
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I know the Metropolitan and the Guggenheim are both open late on Fridays, but probably not on other nights. I believe they are open until 8:45.

TKTS only takes cash or travelers' checks.

As for restaurants, where are you staying?
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Mar 16th, 2004, 02:08 PM
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Staying at the Marquis (ughh) in Midtown.
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Try Tout Va Bien (west 55th between 8th & 9th Street) for a great french meal at resonable prices. The mussels are fantastics.
Mar 16th, 2004, 04:03 PM
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The museums are mostly open late on Fri & Sat nites so that doesn't do you much good. But being in the theater district certainly is great. Yes TKTS only takes cash but go to any theater box office & they take credit cards & often have great single seats at the last minute (yes usually at reg price though)

Dining alone-frankly any place that's not a romantic/date place should be fine. Sushi bars, many rest. bars also serve food-Joe Allen's on 46th betw 8th & 9th (restaurant row),Sams on w. 45th is similar food to Joe Allen & good. Many of the area rest. get quiet at show time 8-10. There are tons of previous threads here with ideas. Search NYC restaurants AND theater.

Trattoria Dell'Arte 10 blocks north of you on 7th & 56th (near Carnegie Hall)is a fun Italian for a change of neighbrohood but within walking. They have great antipasto dishes & pizza as well as regular entrees. They have an antipasti bar in the front. In the same area is the Redeye Grill-also with a big bar where you can eat.

Le Colonial is French/Vietnamese on the east side 57th betw Lex & Park. They have an upstairs bar that also serves food & a dining room downstairs.

I've said it before-Tout is NOT bien at Tout Va Bien. There are so many better places.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 04:14 PM
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Near the Marquis -- you might also eat in the bar at Angus MacIndoe's (right next to The Producers on 44th. Lot's of singles do. You might stop off for a cocktail and some great cheese spread at the upstairs bar at Sardi's, very friendly bartenders.

Take a stroll along 9th Avenue between 42nd and about 49th for lots of small, popular sort of neighborhood restaurants where you won't feel out of place along.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 05:07 PM
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Great info. Thanks to everyone who replied. I'll try and hit up as many of the restaurants mentioned as possible and report back.
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