Public Theater - Lafayette NYC

May 16th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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Public Theater - Lafayette NYC

Is this a grouping of theaters? Our play will be at the Martinson. What is this area like? (special places near it we shouldn't miss?)

What does one wear to an off broadway play on a summer night?

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May 16th, 2006, 09:16 AM
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It's 1 large building with a few auditoriums. Casual but neat dress is fine. Jeans are perfectly acceptable.

How much time will you be in the area? Will you be eating there? If you have time to walk around, you can check out Washingtot Square Park, and St. Marks place. There are also many great and reasonable restaurants in the E. Village area.
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May 16th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Well I have to re-work our loose itinerary now that I bought play tickets, but we could definitely have dinner there before the play (which is at 8, I'd prefer not to eat afterwards).

Restaurant suggestions would be great. I haven't really researched the E. Village area that much though....
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May 16th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Some restaurants in the general area:
Lavagna
Le Tableau
I Coppi
26 Seats
Il Buco
Five Points

You can check them out and view menus on menupages.com. Both Le Tableas and Lavagna have great Prix Fixe menus.
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May 16th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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Thanks,
I will check those out.

How close is Tamarind at 41-43 East 22nd Street to this theater?
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May 16th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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Well now I see the theater is close to E 4rth street, so Tamarind is not that close, but maybe not THAT far? I'm not set on Tamarind for this trip though either.

We could walk around Bleeker Street as well. Looks to be very close?
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May 16th, 2006, 10:49 AM
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If you are interested in Indian food (ala Tamarind), I would direct you to E. 6th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave. There is a whole strip of Indian restaurants along this block.

Do you have any other price/cuisine preferences for restaurants? There are so many great options near the theatre. The restaurants along the Bleecker street and in the Village would be an easy walk from Lafayette and E. 4th Street.
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May 16th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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I liked the looks (and the prix fixe menu) at Le Tableau, however, I'd be interested in recommendations on any cuisine really and we are flexible with the price. (Probably not over $25 for the main course though).

So, yes, I'd love recommendations for restaurants on/near Bleecker or other areas nearby.
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May 16th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I recommend Momofuko on First Avenue and 10th Street....they have ramen noodles but also have many other seasonal dishes...counter seating, no reservations but go early and you should not have a problem. This place is a favorite of mine, and a favorite of many New York chefs....5 minutes walk from your theatre. Tamarind is a bit far..maybe 20 minute walk. It is also very good.
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May 16th, 2006, 01:02 PM
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I think I saw Martha Stewart eat at Momofukos on her show. I'd prefer a sit down place with reservations.
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Momofuku is pretty casual and the counter seating might not be what you had in mind for a pre-dinner meal. I think you'd really like Five Points.
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May 17th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Indochine is a lovely restaurant directly across the street from the Public Theater. Or, if you want to explore the East Village a little, walk up Lafayette St. to Astor Place and then down St. Mark's Place to Tompkins Sq Park (Ave A). Flea Market is a casual French restaurant overlooking the park. This is an easy 15 minute walk from the theater. There are also many other good restaurants in this area.
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