Dining in Midtown on the West Side

Le Bistro D'Adrienne ($20-$30 entrees) 700 Fifth Ave. The Peninsula Hotel (@ 55th St.), 903-3918 M-Sa 12pm-2:30pm & 5:30pm-10pm, Su 11:30am-2:30pm A French cuisine establishment with fantastic salmon. Reservations are highly recommended!

Le Bernardin ($42pf. lunch & $70pf. dinner) 155 W. 51st St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.), 489-1515 M-F 12pm-2:30pm & 6pm-10:30pm, Sa 6pm-10:30pm This exquisite French seafood restaurant requires that men wear jackets at all times. Ties are optional. Reservations are required especially for weekends, which should be done well in advance.

Carmines ($15-$20 entrees) 200 West 44th Street (btw. Broadway and 8th Ave), 221-3800 Su-M 11:30am-11pm, Tu-Sa 11:30am-12am Family style Italian cuisine. Here any one dish can serve at least two people! Be sure to make reservations for parties of 6 or more, before venturing out to this popular hang out! For dessert, ask about the bread pudding!

Hamburger Harry's ($20 & under) 145 W. 45th St. (btw. Broadway & 6th Ave.), 840-0566 M-Sa 11:30am-11pm, Su 12pm-6:45pm American style food

Jekyll & Hyde Club 1409 Ave of the Americas just north of 57th St, (212) 541-9505Su-Tu 11:30am-Midnight, We 11am-Midnight, Th 11:30am-Midnight, Fr 11:30am-1am, Sa 10:30am-1am
The Jekyll & Hyde Club is an exciting restaurant andinteractive entertainment center for the whole family with uniqueshopping in a bizarre and unusual setting. Their aim is to be the bestrestaurant-retail-entertainment company in the world, providing greatfood, friendly service, and thrilling family entertainment to guests ofall ages. (menu, photos)

MI Nidito 852 8th Ave (btw 50th and 51st St.), 265-0022 M-W 11:30am-midnight, Th-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 11:30am-11:30pmRecommended by a visitor: "It's cosy and the service is always fast. The margarita menu is quite tasty and extensive. If you want good mexican food at a decent price, you can't lose here."

My Most Favorite Dessert Co. ($19 & under) 120 W. 45th St. (btw. Broadway & 6th Ave.), 997-5130 M-Th 8:30am-10pm, Fr 8:30am-2pm, Sa 9am-1am, Su 11:30am-10pm American food specializing in fish, pasta and famous homemade desserts!

Ollie's Noodle Shop ($15 avg.) 200 W 44th St (@ Broadway), 921-5988Su-Th 11:30am-12am, Fr & Sa 11:30am-1amNoodle shop with fantastic food including great varieties of noodles, dumplings and soups.

Stage Deli ($20 & under) 834 7th Ave. (btw. 53rd St. & 54th St.), 245-7850 M-Su 6am-2am

Tapika ($15 & under) 950 8th Ave. (@ 56th St.), 397-3737 M-F 12pm-2:30pm, M-Th 5:30pm-10:30pm, F 5:30pm-11pm, Sa 5pm-11pm, Su 5pm-10pm

Texas Grill ($ 20 & under) 1600 Broadway (@ 48th St.), 956-7427 M-Th 11:30a-12am, F & Sa 11:30am-1am, Su 12pm-11pm