Comfort Inn Times Square West
343 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 767-0223
Fax: (212) 767-0224
343 W. 44th Street, New York, NY, US, 10036
- Phone: (212) 767-0223
- Fax: (212) 767-0224
Etcetera Etcetera sits sandwiched between a lumber yard and a country saloon on a verdant stretch of 44th Street, waiting until passers by take note of the wonderful aromas creeping out from the kitchen. Authentic Italian fare is the specialty at this secretive gem, preferring generally unheard of combinations of regional ingredients to the Americanized Italian that can be found on every corner in New York. The menu is brief, but well thought out, most evident in the deliciously unique casoncelli alla bergamasca, a house-made ravioli stuffed with veal, raisins and amaretto liqueur and topped with sage butter. Modest yet delicious, Etcetera Etcetera certainly tops the list of must-try Italian spots.
Chef Andy D'Amico is the culinary mastermind behind some of New York's finest Mediterranean restaurants. Marseille in Hell's Kitchen is an inspired French bistro and exudes a charm synonymous to its coastal city namesake. Seafood dominates the authentic Mediterranean menu heavily influenced by Greek, French and North African flavors. Classic hors d'oeuvres like Tuna Tartare and Burgundy Snails complement their signature Seafood Sausage and Crab Meat Lasagna. Dine out on the sidewalk patio or amidst an energetic ambiance and alluring Moroccan-esque interiors.
The New York Beer Company is a vibrant and spacious sports bar and grill near the Times Square and Theatre District neighborhoods. So whether you are a tourist, theater goer or have simply come for some after work drinks, you will surely enjoy their craft brews and good food. Take part of the so called beer market where you can see the fluctuating prices of beers on screens all around the bar. Grab a chance to drink a tasty beer when prices crash down. Relish their sliders and sandwiches as well. Sports fans can catch a game on an their televisions.
Conveniently tucked away in the theater district of New York, L'Allegria Restaurant is the usual hangout for theater goers. Step into this family run restaurant, giving the impression of an Italian trattoria, to feast on an eclectic range of Italian dishes. The classic dishes found here are prepared employing time honored recipes and using the freshest of ingredients. Avail of the 'all you can eat pasta' for a reasonable price, which comes with an appetizer, Fettuccini Alfredo. If making a choice among the various menu items gets difficult, then opt for the prix fixe menu. Don't forget to end your meal with the famous New York cheesecake.
Nizza, loosely translated as nice in Italian is cozy diner that serves lots of Italian delicacies. It has an expansive gluten-free menu too. Offering a quick bite, a full course meal and a pre-theater lunch, it is a true Italian picnic for the foodie. It features popular dishes like the Napoletana Pizza, Farfalle and Linguini Clams. The food is heavy and wholesome, so be careful while ordering. Soft lights and leather chairs fill the space, giving it an intimate air. The venue is crowded, especially during peak hours, therefore, it is best to book early.
Situated in Hell's Kitchen, Five Napkin Burger serves awesome burgers and more. Dimly lit, the overall vibe is busy and welcoming, except for the menacing meat hooks hanging from the ceiling. You'll pay the price for burger perfection. The original 5NB burger is a bit pricey. But for burger-lovers everywhere it's worth it to indulge here. There are some great veggie options too, like the veggie burger. The menu also offers a wide range of other foods, including Sushi Maki Rolls. There's a full bar, as well as a brunch menu available on the weekends. 5NB is great for a date or to hang with friends.
The chefs at Turkish Cuisine know everything there is to know about lamb. The restaurant has splendid kebabs in all different forms, numerous other traditional eastern Mediterranean dishes, rich Turkish coffee, and even belly dancing. For a reasonable price you can enjoy a good meal, entertainment and simple but attractive décor. In addition to Shish Kebab, Kashkek and other lamb and mutton dishes, there are fish, vegetarian meals and wonderful desserts such as the popular and delicate baklava. Check website for further details.
There is jazz on Monday evenings and interesting treats like barbecued salmon sandwiches at this casual eatery. Named for the artistic Southwestern American Indian tribe, Zuni is decorated in desert colors. The service is efficient, making it a viable pre-theater dining option. Entrees include chicken with shiitake mushroom ragout, spaghettini with grilled shrimp, enchiladas and fajitas. Also try the tuna tostadas and the corn fritters. A health-conscious menu is available.
One would never realize what they are missing till they step into Gallo Nero, a modern and casual Italian restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. The creativity of the Chef is evident in the meals that have a seemingly different take on the original recipe such that, each new bite of the food is a pleasant surprise for the palate. From the simple Caprese Salad to the exquisite Affettati Misti Con Olive and Pollo Arrosto Al Rosmarino, the diner winds up in a sojourn of gustatory bliss. A good place for large groups to commune it is popular among the locals who cannot resist a bite of its dishes. The bar serves good quality wine by the glass.
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A popular jazz club, Birdland is dedicated to Charlie Parker, a famed jazz musician nicknamed Bird. Located on West 44th Street, this place is all about soulful jazz music. Well spread with simple decor, the food here is typically spicy Southern cooking. The sirloin steak with gravy and the pork medallions with collared greens are worth trying. Musical greats like John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and, of course, Charlie Parker have all performed here. All in all, Birdland is a great place for jazz music. Glance through their website to see who's playing when.
Owned by Justin Timberlake, Eytan Sugarman and Trace Ayala, Southern Hospitality has an extensive barbecue list and expansive beverage options. It is a frequent haunt of locals who like to savor fine quality grills. Giving a stiff competition to others in the region, Southern Hospitality is a welcoming joint, complete with the old-fashioned yet special treatment of pulling chairs, opening doors and so on, that always bring a smile to the face. Visited often by celebrities too, it is mostly crowded and tables need to be booked well in advance. The famous dishes here are the grilled baby back ribs, pulled pork platter and the Hearty Championship Chilli. The drinks also deserve a special mention.