Post # 1
I’m planning a 30th birthday weekend for my husband in NYC. As a part of the weekend extravaganza, we’ll be attending a musical (He actually loves them) and I’m looking for a nice restaurant to take him to. He prefers Italian, but I’d be open to anything. I’d love your ideas as I’ve only been to NYC once and am not super familiar.
Post # 3
Oops! Sorry for the double post!
Post # 4
How nice/big a restaurant did you need?
Dafni. It’s a greek restaurant. Very good. Very reasonably priced (for NYC). They’re not huge, so if you’re taking a group, I would call way ahead. It’s really close to the theater district. This is where we usually when we go in.
Here’s the website: http://dafnitaverna.com/
Good luck! What a wonderful gift, by the way!
Post # 5
Cara Mia and La Masseria are both great!
Post # 6
Marriot Marquis (spelled that wrong) right on Times Square has a rotating restaurant with an awesome view!
Post # 7
If he likes pasta, you can try Becco. They have a great pasta prix fixe where you get unlimited amount of like 3 pastas. Yum!
Post # 8
A wonderful restaurant in the Times square area is Zuni, on the corner of 43rd st and 9th ave. Very very good food and a great atmosphere.
It’s one of those places that often has more locals than tourists, it’s that good.
Post # 9
I live in Hell’s Kitchen. Try Il Melograno on 51st and 10th. Yummy italian and since it’s an avenue over, it’s a bit far removed from the tourist crowds. Local place.
Post # 10
I second the recommendation for Becco–it’s Lydia Bastianich, how can you go wrong?! In addition to the above-mentioned pasta special, the interior is really nice and homey (brick walls, copper pots, etc.) and they have a very reasonably-priced wine list. If you want to go a little fancier (i.e., more expensive), I’d suggest Esca – http://www.esca-nyc.com/ – I’ve actually never been there but I’m dying to go. It’s Mario Batali (so again, how can you go wrong?!) and sounds pretty great from the Zagat reviews. My other go-to in the Theater District is Nook (http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile/41295870/new_york_ny/nook.html) – it’s new American, not Italian, and it’s nothing fancy but it’s very small and intimate AND it’s a BYO (which is totally rare for NYC and obviously really cuts the cost…well if you’re a wino like me anyway ;)) and the food is good. Also like Cara Mia that lauren810c suggested.
Good luck & have fun!! 🙂