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PLAYBILL dining and entertainment guide

CAFE DE FRANCE - 330 W. 46 ST. OFF B'WAY HOST NICOLAS FABRO FORMERLY OF FRENCH LINE & ROGER BONNET, FIRST PRIZE WINNER "FRENCH GASTRONOMIQUE". L DAILY 12-3 D 5-11 CL. SUN. 586-0088.

FRERE JACQUES- 151 WEST 48th ST. FRENCH PROVINCIAL SPECIALTIES SERVED DAILY. LUNCH, DINNER, COCKTAIL LOUNGE. 5 MINUTE WALK TO ALL THEATRES. MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. CL. SUNDAY. 575-1866

*DU MIDI - 311 W. 48 St. (comfortable old brown-stone) Excellent provencial French cuisine, Open 7 Days, Lunch - A La Carte, Cocktails, Dinner - Table d'hote. Recom By Holiday. Theatregoers' Favorite. CU 5-9395, 582-6689

*GAVROCHE - Open Til 1 AM. Cozy, Intimate casual atmosphere. Excellent authentic French cuisine ***NY Times. A la carte lunch (12-3) $3.45-7.65. Dinner $5.95-12.50. Cocktails. 222 E. 58th, 838-0279, MC BA AE, CD

*HIPPOPOTAMUS 
FINEST FRENCH CUISINE 
DINNER 8-2 AM. DANCING 10-4 AM.
OPEN 7 DAYS. MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
405 E. 62ND ST. RESERVATIONS: 486-1566

*LA BONNE SOUPE--48 W. 55 & 987 Third. French Bistro. "You get as much good food here as you are going to find anywhere in town"--NY Times. Soups, omelets, ground steaks, quiche & fondue. L D After-Thea. 586-7650/759-2500.

LES PYRENEES -- 251 W. 51st Street. Superb French Restaurant, Opposite Uris Theatre. Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner, Pre-Thea. dinner, $9.75. Open Sat. 'til 1 AM Party facilities Recom. by Holiday. 246-0044. Cl. Sun.

LES SANS CULOTTE--1085 2nd Ave. (57-58th) "On A Revolutionary Theme." *** NY Times 6-Course Table D'Hote Din. $12.95 5:30-1 AM. Late Sup. Brasserie Midnight--4 AM $2.50-5.95. Pris fixe L $6.75 7 days Cr. Crs 838-6660.

LE VERT GALANT--109 W. 46 St. Excellent French Cuisine. Highly Rec. by Cue, Esquire. Best onion soup in N.Y. Compl. L $5.95-7.95. Compl. D $9.75-13.75. M-F 5 PM-12 Sat. 4:30-12 PM. Maurice, Host & Owner. JU 2-7989.

FRENCH/ITALIAN
JACK'S EPICURE--344 West 46 St. LT 1-3449. Est 1923. In theatre district. A la carte. or complete gourmet dinner, French-North Italian Cuisine. Major credit cards. Open for L D. Mon. thru sat. Cl. Sun.

*THE RAINBO ROOM/GRILL -- 65 stories high with a view that twinkles & shines. Supper, Dancing, Famous Entertainers--every night to 2 AM. Sundays, too. 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Ave. of Americas, btwn. 49-50th) PL 7-9090

GREEK
*DIOGENES--937 8th Ave. (55-56th) "AN ADVENTURE IN GREEK DINING." HIGH RATING, NY TIMES & GOURMET MAG. COMPL. PRE-THEA. DIN. $7.95 7 DAYS LCH, DIN., CKTL. LNGE. AFTER-THEA. DIN. CREDIT CDS. 586-0470.

DIONYSOS--304 E. 48th. "A Must." NY's most popular & finest Greek restaurant. Dancing & entertainment nightly. Cocktails, dinner. Great for after-theatre to 3 AM Mon.-Sat. 758-8240. Credit cards.

*MOLFETAS RESTAURANT & BAR--307 W. 47th JU 6-9278, 581-0674. Heart of Theatre Dist. Real Greek Home Cooking, mod. prices -- Spinach pie, Shis Kebab, Moussaka, also The Green Room Nite Club with live music to 4 AM.

HUNGARIAN
*JACQUES'--210 E. 58th (bet. 2nd & 3rd). CONTINENTAL & HUNGARIAN CUISINE. LUNCH, DINNER, COCKTAIL LOUNGE, LATE SUP. TO 3 AM. LYNN RICHARDS & DON TABOR AT PIANO. CKTL. HR. 5-9 PM AE, DC PL 3-5513.

INDIAN
CALCUTTA--777 W 46 th. Indian cuisine from mild to very spicy. Reco by Cue. *** NY Times. Largest Tandoori display in New York. Branches in London & Atlanta. L $4 & up; D $6.50 & up. 7 days. Credit cards. 869-9958-9.

*GAYLORD--50 E. 58 RECO. BY CUE & GOURMET. "RARE INDIAN RESTAURANT. FOOD TO GET EXCITED ABOUT--EQUALS THE BEST WE'VE EATEN IN DELHI & LONDON."--***NY TIMES. L. D. Cktl. Lnge. 7 DYS. CR CDS. 759-1710.

*KASHMIR--10 W 46 St. Exotic curries of India served daily 12-12. New Decor. Weekday L $2.75 & 2.95. Complete early curtain & After-Theatre Dinners $3.75-6.50. Cocktails. Parties & Catering. 247-8785, 869-8584. Credit cards.

*TANDOOR--40 E. 49 St. PL 2-3334. NY's Finest Authentic Indian Restaurant. Taste-tempting Tandoori cooking. Chefs from India. NY Times rated "handsomest ethnic restaurant." L $4.50; D from $7. Open 7 days a week. Cr. Cards.

INTERNATIONAL
TOP OF THE PARK--60th AT B'WAY IN GULF & WESTERNS BLDG. 43 FLOORS ABOVE CENTRAL PARK. SUPERB DINING, NY's MOST MAGNIFICENT VIEW. COMPLETE D. $9.50-13.95. COCKTAIL LOUNGE. 333-3800

IRISH
*LANDMARK TAVERN--Est. 1868. NY's third oldest Tavern. Relaxed, intimate. Steaks, Irish & Int'l dishes. Homemade Soda Bread. Space for private parties. Daily to midnite. Free parking. **NY Times. 46 St & 11 Ave. 757-8595.

ITALIAN
BARBETTA--321 W. 46th CI 6-9171. Open til midnite for Italian dining in great elegance in one of MY's most spectacularly beautiful dining rooms. fashion show luncheon Wednesdays. Pre-theatre dinner $14.50. AE CB DC

*GIORDANO--409 W. 39TH WI 7-3883. NORTH ITALIAN CUISINE. L. A LA CARTE $4.50-10.00. D. A LA CARTE $5.50-11.25. AFTER-THEATRE DINING MON.-FRI. 12-12, SAT. 5-12, SUN. 2:30-10:30 ENTMT. 9-1 TUES-SUN. FREE PRKG.

IL MONELLO -- 1460 2nd Ave. (76th). 535-9310. Superior food in an intimate & charming Italian restaurant. rated 3 stars, NY Times. Excellent reviews from Cue & Gourmet Mag. Open for lunch, dinner, after-theatre.

*PATSY'S--236 W. 56 (off B'way). SERVING GENUINE NEOPOLITAN CUISINE SINCE 1944. LUNCH, DINNER, COCKTAIL LOUNGE. PRE & AFTER THEATRE. DINING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES. CR. CDS. CL. MON. 247-3491

PICCOLO MONDO -- Superior Italian-Continental cuisine served in a romantic & intimate atmosphere. Frequented by top name celebrities of the stage & sporting worlds. Open late. 1269 First Ave (69th) 2-hr free prkg. 249-3141.

*VESUVIO--163 W. 48th off 7th. LANDMARK SINCE 1901 FOR SUP. ITALIAN/AMERICAN CUISINE THEA. DIST. L.C.D.S. AAA App. 7 DAYS. MON.-FRI. 11:30 AM-1:00 AM. SAT. 4:00-1:00 AM. SUN. 1:00-10:00 PM. AE, DC, CB, 245-6138
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JAPANESE
*HO SHIM--120 W. 44 (btwn. 6th & Bdwy. in the theatre district). KOREAN & JAPANESE cuisine. Lunch, dinner, supper. Live native entertainment. Open 7 days. Courtesy parking for $1.50 Kinney, 116 W. 44 575-9774.
*ROCK GARDEN OF TOKYO--The only unique Japanese Yakiniku (Broiled Meat) Steak House in N. Y. Exquisitely served at YOUR OWN PRIVATE TABLE in an atmosphere of Japanese elegance. 34 W. 56th. 245-7936. Maj. Cards
KOREAN
ARIRANG HOUSE--28 W. 56 ST. "A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN KOREAN DINING." * * * N Y TIMES. LUNCH, DINNER COCKTAIL LOUNGE CR. CDS. PRIVATE DINING ROOM FOR PARTIES. MON-SAT. LT 1-9698--LT 1-9699.
MEXICAN
*FONDA LA PALOMA--256 E. 49. Elegant Townhouse atmosphere. Totally Mexican: Superior & exciting food. Mariachi music nitely. Recommended by Gourmet, Cue, & Women's Wear. L. C. D. S. 421-5495.
SPANISH
*DON PEPE--347 AMSTERDAM AVE. (Bet 76 & 77) "A touch of Spain in New York." CLASSIC SPANISH CUISINE. LUNCH, DINNER, LATE SUPPER. PARTIES. FLAMENCO GUITARIST. 7 DAYS. CREDIT CARDS. TR4-9143.
*FUNDADOR--"The Spanish Pavillion" 146 W. 47TH ST. (OFF B'WAY.) CLASSIC CUISINE OF SPAIN & MEXICO. LUNCH, DINNER, AFTER THEATRE. ALL CREDIT CARDS. RECOMMENDED BY GOURMET, CUR & A-A-A 265-3690.
*MESON BOTIN -- 145 W. 58th. 265-4567. "DINE IN A MEDIEVAL SPANISH ATMOSPHERE." Lunch, dinner, after theatre dining--cocktail lounge--singing guitarist nightly. Credit cards. 7 Days. Private rooms for Parties.
PAMPLONA--822 6gh Ave. (28-29 St.) Original Chef from Spanish Pavillion, '64 Worlds Fair. **NY Times: " . . masterpiece of Spanish cookery." Strolling guitarist & singer. Free prkg. aft 6 PM Cr Cds Cl Sun 683-4242.
*RINCON DE ESPANA--226 Thompson St., ***N.Y. Times--"One of the best Spanish kitchens in N. Y." Spec. Octopus & shrimp a la Carlos & Paellas, Flamenco Guitar nightly. L. D. C. Credit Cards. 7 days 260-4950, 475-9891
TORREMOLINOS--230 E. 51 St. (Btwn. 2nd & 3rd) Authentic Spanish Cuisine. Guitarrist Nightly. Lunch: 11 AM-3 PM. Dinner: 5:30-11 PM, Fri. & sat. to midnight. Cr. Cds. 755-1862.
SPANISH/AMERICAN
MADRILES--"BY FAR .... NEW YORK CITY'S BEST FROM SPAIN." LUNCH, DINNER, COCKTAIL LOUNGE, PRIVATE PARTIES FOR UP TO 150 PEOPLE. CREDIT CARDS 236 WEST 52nd ST. (OFF B'WAY) TEL: 582-3193.
O LAR--27 W. 72nd ST--"Dedicated to Spanish-American cuisine, elegance...service." **NY Times. Lunch, pre-theatre dinner & supper till midnite Mon.-Sat. Catering to weddings, graduations, etc. Cr. Cds. 799-7331-2
THAI
*BANGKOK CUISINE--885 8th Ave (Bet 52 & 53) THAILAND CUISINE AT ITS FINEST. LUNCH $2.25-4.95. DINNER $2.25-5.95. BEER & WINE SERVED. AE, DC, MC. TEL: 581-6370, 582-8687 Closed Sunday. L D S AT.
SEEDA THAI--204 W. 50 (btwn 7th & Bway) EXOTIC FINE SIAMESE FOOD. 11:30 AM-11:30 PM MON-SAT. 5-11:30 SUN. A LA CARTE. 2 DINING ROOMS. PRIVATE PARTY ROOM. WINE & LIQ. AE, MC 586-4513, 265-9092.
TURKISH PALACE--18 W. 56th "NY's Only Turkish Restaurant." Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail Lounge Lunch Mon.-Sat. 12-3, $4.25-4.75 Complete. Dinner 5-11 $6.25-7.75 Complete. Sundays 2-11 AAA App. Cards: AE, CB, DC. 765-8782.
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