Favourite theatre district restaurant?

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Favourite theatre district restaurant?#1
Posted: 3/6/15 at 10:54pm
Where's your favourite place for eats before a show??
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Posted: 3/6/15 at 11:25pm
If we are talking exclusively in the theatre district, Carmines (casual), La Masseria (moderate), Hunt and Fish Club (fancy).
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Posted: 3/6/15 at 11:38pm
I really like 5 napkin burger! It's also nice to get a quick desert bite at Schmakary's!
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Posted: 3/6/15 at 11:46pm
^I'll second that. I love Schmackary's.
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Posted: 3/7/15 at 12:08am
Hagi - hidden basement sake/sushi bar on 49th & 7th. Magic.
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Posted: 3/7/15 at 1:28am
Kodama Sushi!!
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Posted: 3/7/15 at 1:31am
Carmines. I love John's Pizza too!
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Posted: 3/7/15 at 4:05am
Marseille NYC * prix fixe theater specials $38 for 3 courses -
excellent steak frites
Sushi of Gari 46 * Expensive
Glass House Tavern * moderate++ price american fine dining
Carmine's * Italian family size portions moderate price+
BareBurger * fabulous organic burgers reasonable
John's Pizzeria Times Square * Pizza reasonable-moderate





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Posted: 3/7/15 at 11:20am
Bareburger is dope. I have gone there so many times before shows.
Also a big fan of Don Antonio!
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Posted: 3/7/15 at 11:51am
Smith's Bar, corner of 8th Ave & 44th St, reopened under new ownership last night. Renovated to look shiny & new, but basically the same layout as before. Still two bars, but more emphasis on food and family friendliness.
O-ho the Wells Fargo wagon is a-comin' down the street.
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Favourite theatre district restaurant?#10
Posted: 3/7/15 at 12:05pm
Osteria Al Doge is a favorite of ours. Great Italian fare.
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Posted: 3/7/15 at 1:07pm
Junior's. Love all the food there, and they have a wide variety to choose from.

I get to NYC 3-4 times a year to catch up on all the shows, and I'm there pretty much every night for dinner. Will sit at the bar, but if I'm meeting up with a friend, we'll eat in the main dining room.

Will be back to NYC on May 1st for 12 days, and will probably have dinner there every night again. Can't wait!

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Favourite theatre district restaurant?#12
Posted: 3/7/15 at 1:30pm
Trattoria Trecolori
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Posted: 6/10/15 at 6:16pm

Hello everyone.  A bit off topic here - I hardly ever go to a restaurant before a show, so I am wondering how many hours beforehand I should make reservations for lunch.  If I have a show to catch at 2, would reservations at 12 be sufficient?  What are your experiences with dining before a show?  I just wonder if the restaurants in theater district would be very slow during their busy hours before show time (I have to walk about 7 blocks afterwards to get to the theater).  Or maybe I should go earlier so my friends would have a more enjoyable time at lunch?  Thanks for your inputs!

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Posted: 6/10/15 at 6:25pm

Noon gives you plenty of time. There aren't too many restaurants (except your very top end) that can't have you out in an hour.  

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Posted: 6/10/15 at 6:43pm

Pure Thai, on Ninth Avenue is especially perfect if you're going to Circle in the Square, which is two blocks away. Maybe the best Thai I've ever had. It's small and doesn't take reservations but, if you  have to wait, you can order your food ahead and you'll have it almost the minute you sit down.

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Posted: 6/10/15 at 7:57pm

Osteria Al Doge definitely stand out. But don't have the gnocchi alla bava if you don't want to feel like a whale afterward. Though it's delicious, it's one of the most filling dishes I've ever had!

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Posted: 6/11/15 at 12:21am

Bourbon Street Bar and Grille on 46th street. I love me a Po' Boy.

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Posted: 6/11/15 at 12:26am

Junior's will always be my go to place.

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Posted: 6/11/15 at 12:28am

Pongsri, Ponche Taqueria, 5-Napkin Burger, Toloache and Nizza are all great options! And if you want something quicker and more casual (but not typical fast food), try CityKitchen. There's an entrance at the Row Hotel and next to Phantom.

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Posted: 6/11/15 at 9:27am

Maria's Mont Blanc on 48th between 8th and 9th. (Closer to 8th)  One of the last remaining theater classics in the area.  And by that I mean still family owned and caterers to not only the theater goer but to the actors and crew.  Very reasonable and with a nice pre-theater menu.  And yes Maria will greet you.

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Favourite theatre district restaurant?#21
Posted: 6/11/15 at 11:03am

all round favorite:  Toloache (one of the very best Mexican restaurants in NYC, the service is great)

high end:  Lattanzi, Becco

mid:  Uncle Nick's, Marseille, Cafe Une Deux Trois, Ootoya

low:  Island Burgers and Shakes

most underrated:  Bryant Park Grill (and the views are great too, which probably explains why the food doesn't get the love it deserves)

I used to love Rachel's American Kitchen but I haven't been there in many, many years.

Updated On: 6/11/15 at 11:03 AM
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Favourite theatre district restaurant?#22
Posted: 6/11/15 at 11:09am

I like to dine really close to the theater, so that I can waltz in at 15 minutes before showtime. I hate walking even a block or two on crowded sidewalks. So before Hedwig, I like Cafe Un Deux Trois, and before something at the Brooks Atkinson, I like the Glass House Tavern (which gets crowded, so make reservations). I couldn't decide what to do before Hamilton in July, because there's not much on that street, so I'm going around the corner to Carmine's, and I hope the stress of getting to 46th Street isn't too bad.


If anyone has eaten at one of the restaurants in the Marriott on 46th Street and liked it, please let me know.


And lest I sound like a spendthrift, I don't do the eating-out thing too often! It is really expensive.

Updated On: 6/11/15 at 11:09 AM
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Favourite theatre district restaurant?#23
Posted: 6/11/15 at 11:19am

Marseille

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Posted: 6/11/15 at 11:22am

Ditto 5 Napkin Burger

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