Everyone Loves a Good Place to Eat

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
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
Reservations: No!
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
  • Trattoria Trecolori
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
Reservations: Yes
Price: $$
Theaters Close By: Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Walter Kerr Theatre, Longacre Theatre,  Richard Rodgers Theatre
  • Sardi’s
Sardi’s is an American restaurant located in the heart of Times Square. This iconic continental restaurant features hundreds of caricatures of showbiz celebrities. If you truly want to be immersed in a Broadway atmosphere before the show actually starts, I would recommend Sardi’s.
Address: 234 W 44th St #3 (between Broadway and 8th)
Phone Number: (212) 221-8440
What are they serving? Soups, Salads, Seafood, Steak, Pasta, Sandwiches
Reservations: Recommended
Price: $$$
Theaters Close By: Hayes Theater, Broadhurst Theatre, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Music Box Theatre, Shubert Theatre, St. James Theatre
  • Oceana
  • 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
    Reservations: Yes
    Price: $$$$
    Theaters Close By: Ambassador Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Longacre Theatre, Walter Kerr Theatre

    And of course, after show deserts! 

    • Schmackary's

    Address: 362 W 45th St (45th and 9th)

    • Baked by Melissa
    Address: 1585 Broadway (between Broadway and 8th)
    • Magnolia Bakery
    Classic baked desserts specializing in decorative cupcakes.


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