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Taking the wife to the big apple for our aniversary. Got tickets to a show she wanted to see on Broadway and a room at the Mariott Marquis on Times Square.

Now all I have to do is figure out what to do about dinner.

It's been several years since my overnights at the infamous Mildew...er I mean Milford Plaza and I dont remember what is around there to eat.

I dont want to go CRAZY (read: expensive) but I would like to go somewhere unique, something fun and interesting that we can do before the show (walking distance preferably).

Anyone have any suggestions?

Also looking for suggestions on getting from EWR to Times Square. The hotel has a shuttle to Penn Station for the second leg of our trip so that part is taken care of.

Thanks in advance!
 

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From EWR, take the Newark Liberty Airport Express (Manhattan-West Side) for $13 OW/$22 RT

Every 30 Minutes to Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street & 8th Avenue-Airport Bus Center).
5:05 AM - 1:00 AM
15 -20 minutes travel time, longer at peak hours

It'll drop you off in the heart of Times Square

www.newarklibertyairportexpress.com

For other options:

http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/egtsfram.htm

Cheap plug: a friend of mine is part owner of Eight Mile Creek, a great Australian restaurant, but it's in lower Manhattan.

http://www.eightmilecreek.com/
 

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Foley's Fish House is in the Rennaissance hotel there in Times Square and overlooks the action in Times Square. Prices aren't too crazy and the view is great. Food is good and reservations are recommended.
 

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I appreciate that. Seafood I presume? What time would you make reservations for if you have tickets to an 8pm show?
 

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yep, seafood. Here's the website: http://www.foleysfishhouse.com/

I would go with a 6:30 reservation for a 8pm show. You're only a few blocks from all the theaters.

If you like Italian than Carmine's is a great place with family style dining. They won't take reservations, though for groups less than 6. So show up early. www.carminesnyc.com

What show you guys going to see?
 

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FurloughedAgain said:
Taking the wife to the big apple for our aniversary. Got tickets to a show she wanted to see on Broadway and a room at the Mariott Marquis on Times Square.

Now all I have to do is figure out what to do about dinner.

It's been several years since my overnights at the infamous Mildew...er I mean Milford Plaza and I dont remember what is around there to eat.

I dont want to go CRAZY (read: expensive) but I would like to go somewhere unique, something fun and interesting that we can do before the show (walking distance preferably).

Anyone have any suggestions?

Also looking for suggestions on getting from EWR to Times Square. The hotel has a shuttle to Penn Station for the second leg of our trip so that part is taken care of.

Thanks in advance!
Might try Carmines right there around the corner from the Milford Plaza. Good Italian but the portions tend to be huge, therefore causing you to fall asleep during the show! Also, you might want to think about the Rennaissance just down the street from the Marriott. Stayed there last month and found it to be a better choice than the Marriott. Seems like you can stand in line for the elevators at the Marriott for hours when things get crowded, The Shusi bar in the Marriott is pretty good though. Ben Bensons steak house over on 56th(?) is excellent if you like that fare.
 

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Got the Marriott for free with the wife's frequent flier reward so we'll probably stick with that. I appreciate the advice though.

We're going to see "Wicked" at the Gershwin.

Any real good deli or something uniquely New York?
 
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FurloughedAgain said:
Got the Marriott for free with the wife's frequent flier reward so we'll probably stick with that. I appreciate the advice though.

We're going to see "Wicked" at the Gershwin.

Any real good deli or something uniquely New York?
Since Rennaissance hotels are Marriott properties I would think that your miles would be good at either. Maybe not this time, but for the future. Generally the Rennaissance properties are much superior to the Marriott chain IMHO. Also for deli food I always use the Stage Deli on I think, Broadway. Just ask ask anyone as they will know where it's located. About a 10-12 minute walk from your Marriott towards the park. Huge servings. Very plain decor.
 

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FurloughedAgain said:
Got the Marriott for free with the wife's frequent flier reward so we'll probably stick with that. I appreciate the advice though.

We're going to see "Wicked" at the Gershwin.

Any real good deli or something uniquely New York?
There's the world famous Carnegie Deli not far from Times Square. Or if you're a big Letterman fan you could try the Hello Deli and meet Rupert G.
 

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I sure do miss the Marquis. Especially because I wasn't paying for it.
 

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The wife likes the idea of the Stage Deli -- We may give that a shot.

One more question -- Anyone know what time the Daily Show (John Stewart) tapings begin and end?

Thought maybe we might try and catch that while we're there as well.
 

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The RedEye Grill is my favorite restaurant in NYC and maybe anywhere - it has an assortment of items - but leans towards the seafood side of things. It is a little N of the Theater District - but you can walk it if you want a stroll after dinner or take a cab for a quick ride. It is at 58th and 7th.

I recommed the Crab stuffed shrimp and the creme brulee Cheesecake!

http://www.redeyegrill.com/

Have a blast!
 

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FurloughedAgain said:
One more question -- Anyone know what time the Daily Show (John Stewart) tapings begin and end?
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Curious,

Has anyone used Amtrak to get from Penn Station to Boston, South station?

We've never traveled by rail before (dont have airline travel passes anymore) and we're curious what to expect.

We got 2 coach seats for $110 total.
 

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Might try Sardi's. Good food and atmosphere. Well known Restaurant in the area and you might even see a few stars. It is right in the vicinity of the Marriott Marquis. If I recall, one block over.
 

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Try Dallas BBQ, wait they shut down the Times Square location, there is another BBQ place a block away on 44th I believe called Virgils, but not as good. You may want to make the trip to the upper east side or visit some of the other Dallas BBQ locations. Get their Baby Back Ribs...mmm yumm!
http://www.dallasbbq.com/

I always thought all the Times Square restaurants were tourists traps, well because, they are! Honestly NYC food isnt as good as the West Coast but there are a few exceptions. I love LaMellas in Little Italy, its a fixed course meal, dont get their antipasto unless you like chunks of mozerella and eggplant. Come to my neck of the woods in Queens, you'll find all sorts of cuisines!
 
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