PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Maisey” PLUS Rock of Ages Tix Giveaway

Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Midtown. I grew up on cheesy 80s hair metal, so I’m pretty excited for this week’s Profiled Lunch’er.  Meet Maisey, part of the cast of Broadway’s “Rock of Ages”.  She likes Asian food, savory crepes, and she’s got 3 pairs of tickets to Rock of Ages to give away at the end of the profile…

Name: Maisey

Age: Old enough…

Occupation: Performer-Actress/Singer —currently playing “Justice” in ROCK OF AGES

Where in Midtown do you Work?: Brooks Atkinson Theatre (on 47th btw. B’way+8th)

Favorite Kind of Food: Asian- Chinese/Japanese/Thai

Least Favorite Kind of Food: I’m really allergic to Shrimps

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: For sushi I like Aoki (on 48th btw. B’way+8th). I always sit in front of the waterfall wall and have the spicy trio-tuna, yellowtail & salmon tartar with caviar and a quail egg. Fabulous!! Room Service a glam/chic but very affordable Thai Restaurant on 9th and 48th is awesome too- I always order the pad see-eu with Duck and their insane pumpkin flan dessert… warm and yummy with a kiss of coconut!!

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? The Thalia Kitchen on 50th just East of 8th has the best soup ever… very exotic sometimes

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Back to Malaysia-they served sate on grills in the street all night-chicken, beef, rabbit, goat, lamb the list was endless and it was soooo good!!!

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Is there a place near my theatre (47th and Broadway) I can get a good savory crepe???

Funny you should mention crepes… the best crepes in Midtown are made by this French lady named Madeleine inside the Cyber Cafe on 49th btw. 7+8th.  That’s about as close to your theater as you can get!

As for the tickets… got a suggestion near the theater for Maisey?  It doesn’t have to be crepes… it could be for anything close to the theater. Put it in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Rock of Ages on Broadway.  Winners will be drawn at random, on Friday at Noon.  Good luck!

And as always if you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at


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    Cheap delicious Thai at Chili Thai 9th ave between 48th and 49th

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    Empanada Mama (9th Ave between 50th & 51st)
    Phenomenal empanadas of all kinds–both authentic & “americanized” It’s a good thing I don’t live or work near there because otherwise I’d be a blimp!

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    Not sure about crepes, but you can get some great Mexican food at Toloache. It’s my fave in that hood.

  • How about Sapporo for some nice ramen? Quick, cheap and tasty. You could get Hiyashi Chuka for the summertime.

    152 W 49th St
    (between Avenue Of The Americas & 7th Ave)
    (212) 869-8972

  • Rudy – we’re not all made of money like you actually are and DocChuck has delusions thereof

  • There is a traveling crepes cart that sometimes stands on 51st between 6th & 7th. I had the sweet crepes once and it was awesome. Savory is probably just as good.

    Suggestion # 2 – another sushi option would be Iroha (49th bwtn 6th & 7th). not cheap, but great quality.

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    totally out of bounds, but this savory crepe was featured on Downtown Lunch: the banh xeo at Pho So 1

  • Rude, I don’t care if I’m cheap/ frugal/ thrifty.
    I like food but you don’t see me throwing away money on fancy sandwiches often (maybe once likw with Cer Te and Mantao and if ever with other places) so what makes you think I would spend on something I can’t eat…

    One of my favorite meals in Theatre District would have to be Street Meats. Can’t go wrong with 53rd/6th, Biryani Cart, and Little Morocco just to name a few…

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    The Room Service thai in Chelsea is MUCH better but this one is also great. Their spring rolls with plum dipping sauce are $3 and so amazing. I get their pineapple fried rice and it is also realllyy good.

    The decor is modern and uses purple and chandeliers. Very cute place!

  • Best Qoute from the Edinbrough Festival(Where the Present Mrs.McBagel is wandering around…trying to give two very giggle 8 yr olds’culture’)

    ” All the American tourist thinks the Castle is a High school as there is gun fire every lunch time”

  • Room Service gave me bad scrimps. I might vom just thinking about it. I guess that’s not a problem if you’re allergic.

  • It’s out of Midtown Lunch price range, but for a nice dinner, I like Nocello on 55th between Bway and 8th. I think they may even be open after a show ends. Good Italian, especially the chicken with eggplant. Yum!

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    Not at all in ML price range, but for something very near the Brooks Atkinson theater, I remind that Blue Fin at the W hotel is still running the Restaurant “Week” lunch special through Labor Day — $24.07 for 3 courses at a restaurant that’s never disappointed me.

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    La Creperie @ 2608 Broadway

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    Or- Crepe Suzette Restaurant which is much closer to the theater.

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    I always eat at The Mean Fiddler when I’m near the BAT & you can’t get much closer.

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    Maisey and I share the same birthday- didn’t know we share a love for crepes as well.

    I love the food, the staff and the ambiance at the Brasserie Athenee on the corner of 46th and 8th- sooo close to the Brooks Atkinson theater and open 7 days until 1 a.m. It’s especially fine for a quiet after-show/stage door meal.

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    why not korean?

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    Room Service has the best Pad Thai Crepes in that area :) so good!

  • Not exactly a crepe and not exactly that close to the theater but try getting the scallion pancakes at any of the Korean joints on 32nd st (Won Jo, etc).

    Also, I’m not sure it’s on their regular menu or if you are allergic (considering your shrimp allergy) but I had a mussel pancake at Pongsri Thai (48th st and 23rd st locations) with a chili dipping sauce that was pretty awesome.

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