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May 26th, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Restaurants near Beacon Hotel, NYC upper westside

Will be staying with four friends, for three nights. Have plans to eat at Ouest our first night.

Going to see "Priscilla" our next night. Ideas needed for restaurants that are good, and mid-priced (entrees in low $20s?) , please.

Final day/night is totally unplanned thusfar. Good places for brunch/lunch near the hotel?

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May 26th, 2011, 05:18 AM
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Ouest has a great brunch.
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May 26th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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We loved Bettola. Great pizza and Italian food and a great atmosphere.
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May 26th, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Thanks!
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May 31st, 2011, 06:01 PM
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May 31st, 2011, 07:48 PM
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We have not eaten at the following but friends have:

Nice Matin
Cafe Luxembourg

They are a bit pricey, however.
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Jun 1st, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Thanks, Adu. We actually have reservations for Cafe Luxembourg, where we are meeting an old friend, a NYC native for dinner. It is one of her favorites.
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Jun 1st, 2011, 10:31 AM
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There is a pretty good Chinese restaurant across the street from Tip-Top Shoes on 72 between Broadway and Columbus where Elena Kagan used to eat before she became a Supreme Court Justice. When she was being questioned before the Senate, Lindsay Graham asked what she was doing Christmas Day (in realtionship to the Times Square bomber), and she said, "You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.”
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Jun 1st, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Ocean Grill
Isabellas

Brunch:

Barney Greengrass
Popover Cafe
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Jun 1st, 2011, 04:06 PM
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Thank you! I am excited about staying in this neighborhood.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 04:31 AM
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For others checking in, there's a great little casual restaurant in Fairway Market which is right across the street from the Beacon.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 05:27 AM
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Even though Peaceout is back home, I forgot to mention Nougatine. Great food value.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Yes, I am back! Loved the upper west side neighborhood and the hotel location. Love the Beacon, too.

We ate at Cafe Luxembourg our first night, with a New Yorker friend, to celebrate her birthday. It was quite good and reasonably priced. My seared scallops were a special that night, for $29.

Ate another late night breakfast meal at Viand, right next door to the hotel. A diner-type restaurant with excellent service, an expansive menu, reasonable prices, and good (not great) food.

The Fairway market across from the hotel is a great place to get cheeses, prepared salads, berries, yoghurts, etc. So we ate one dinner in our room, and kept breakfast foods on hand, too. So perfect for what we were looking for.

(I have posted a mini-report on the hotel, also.)
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Jun 6th, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Viand is known for their roast turkey, as if that is something to be known for.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 06:00 PM
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It is a 'comfort food' kind of place.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 07:46 PM
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The people that serve the food at the Brooklyn Fairways were fired from the DMV as being too slow. But the view of harbor from the eating area is spectacular.
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