630 Ninth Ave @ 44th Street
Marseille, my go-to restaurant in the theatre district.
Hotel Note: Anyone in search of a hotel in this area check out: Distrikt Hotel.
Marseille is a French restaurant with strong Italian, Greek, and North African influences. The food is consistently delicious and the ambiance charming. Plus, it's not unusual to rub shoulders - or napkins - with celebrities. Last citing was the lovely Brooke Shields.
When having dinner, I often order their seafood tagine - monkfish, scallops, shrimp & mussels in a saffron tomato broth with leeks & potatoes. Finger licking good, I swear.
But this trip was a seat at the bar and a couple of appetizers. It was restaurant week in New York City and an item I've never seen on the menu before was their melon carpaccio with shaved porcini, Piave Vecchio, peppercress & candied hazelnuts.
Drop by for lunch, dinner or after theatre and maybe you'll rub napkins with...me!