Wednesday, July 11, 2012

50th & 3rd Ave [NE Corner] (2004 & 2012)

La Maganette, closed in July of 2005 after 30 years of service, was half classy Italian restaurant and half raging dance club. Downstairs, the restaurant's dedicated certain nights to mambo, meringue, salsa, reggae, hip-hop, and everything in between. [This Epinion review explains it.] "After 30 years it got old and went downhill," says one CitySearcher. Dos Caminos on 3rd ave. (the third in a popular chain of upscale Mexican restaurants) opened here in 2006.                  CLICK TO ENLARGE


La Maganette pic courtesy of B&B Alumni.

4 comments:

Sonia santiago said...

I worked at 'la maganette' as a hat check girl,,in the 70's......loved that place..

Unknown said...

My girlfriend and I had a black tie fashion show with live entertainment February 1992, loved that place and the owners

Unknown said...

Loved going there and having their Fettucine Alfredo in the 80's. They actually used to make it at the table. Sitting outside was lovely as well.

Unknown said...

Ha! I’m a Brit who spent 6 weeks working in NYC in 1984, basically closing down our New York operation. I was living in an apartment hotel opposite and La Maganette was my go to restaurant almost every night. The staff became my best buddies over the time I was there and I too remember the table prepared Fettuccine! The guys originally thought I was from Boston (must have been my London accent!). When they found out I was from the UK they made me a free dessert every night I dined there. Great memories!!!