THE­ATER DIS­TRICT+ HELL’S KITCHEN

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BAR GONZO

Con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can. An eclec­tic food menu— chicken liv­ers with black pep­per mayo; fried green ba­nanas; Carolina white shrimp on a stick—in a 1970s-themed lounge with a raw bar and bur­lesque per­for­mances. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 511 Ninth Ave., btw W. 38th & W. 39th sts., 212.967.1985.

PATSY’S ITAL­IAN RESTAU­RANT

Ital­ian. Open since 1944, this friendly fam­ily-run restau­rant, a fa­vorite of the late Frank Si­na­tra, spe­cial­izes in au­then­tic Neapoli­tan cui­sine. L & D (daily). 236 W. 56th St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.247.3491.

RUS­SIAN SAMOVAR

Rus­sian. In­side a charm­ing ban­quette-lined main room host­ing reg­u­lar live pi­ano mu­sic dur­ing din­ner ser­vice, din­ers take in tra­di­tional com­fort food—borscht with sour cream, pel­meni—and the hide­away’s famed fla­vored vod­kas. Keep your eyes peeled for pro Rus­sian hockey player sight­ings. L ( Tu-Sa), D (nightly). 256 W. 52nd St., btw Broad­way & Eighth Ave., 212.757.0168.

SUSHI SEKI

Ja­panese. More than 20 cuts of raw fish—at the bar as part of a mini or full omakase, or dur­ing din­ner ser­vice. D (MSa). 365 W. 46th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.262.8880; and two other NYC lo­ca­tions.

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