The title says it all, food can make or break a visit into the city. Whether you are a New Yorker who doesn’t feel like cooking or visiting the city for the first time, it is always important to choose a restaurant with good food and character. Sometimes when planning a trip, the food is overlooked in order to plan out the activities for the day. This is understandable, therefore this list will provide some viable options when considering your choices for a pre-show dinner. Hope everyone can find something everyone likes!
Schnippers is a fast-paced restaurant in which you get in line to grab food then find your table. Don’t be fooled by their set-up, the food is, in fact, delicious and great for those running late for a show or not in the food for a fancy sit down.
Address: 620 8th Avenue (on 8th and 41st)
Phone Number: (212)921-2400
What are they serving? Burgers, salads, sandwiches, mac & cheese, shakes, & fries
Price Range: $
Theaters Close By: Nederlander Theater, New Amsterdam Theater, Lyric Theater, American Airlines Theater
Manhattan is filled with food from around the world, but if you are looking for some classic red-sauce Italian, look no further. Trattoria Trecolori is a bustling Italian restaurant that truly brings a taste of Italy to the Big Apple.
Address: 254 W 47th St (between Broadway and 8th)
Phone Number: (212)997-4540
What are they serving? Italian pasta, entrees, and desserts
Theaters Close By: Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Walter Kerr Theatre, Longacre Theatre, Richard Rodgers Theatre
Sardi’s is an American restaurant located in the heart of Times Square. This iconic continental restaurant features hundreds of caricatures of showbiz celebrities. If you truly want to be immersed in a Broadway atmosphere before the show actually starts, I would recommend Sardi’s.
Address: 234 W 44th St #3 (between Broadway and 8th)
Phone Number: (212) 221-8440
What are they serving? Soups, Salads, Seafood, Steak, Pasta, Sandwiches
Theaters Close By: Hayes Theater, Broadhurst Theatre, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Music Box Theatre, Shubert Theatre, St. James Theatre
Did you know if the back of your playbills there is a section recommending restaurants? Oceana is one of these recommended restaurants. Oceana is an upscale seafood restaurant in the Theatre District offering innovative seafood and a vast wine list.
Address: 120 W 49th St (between 6th and 7th)
Phone Number: (212) 759-5941
What are they serving? A vast variety of seafood dishes, Vegetarian options also available
Theaters Close By: Ambassador Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Longacre Theatre, Walter Kerr Theatre
And of course, after show deserts!
Address: 362 W 45th St (45th and 9th)
Address: 1585 Broadway (between Broadway and 8th)
Classic baked desserts specializing in decorative cupcakes.