Broadway Week Dining – Can’t Miss Spots for All Tastes and Styles

Broadway Week is here and it actually lasts for two full weeks from September 4 to September 17. As you take advantage of the 2 for 1 ticket offers, you likely will be looking for dining opportunities in the theatre district area. We have some suggestions for ten spots that are ideal for pre-theatre meals and make guests welcome after the show. Our choices will please all tastes, styles and budgets and they are only steps or a few blocks away from your favorite shows. Check them out!

Pink Taco in Times Square was founded in 1999 by restaurateur Harry Morton, son of Hard Rock Café co-founder, Peter Morton. First established at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Pink Taco brand has since expanded with restaurants in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Miami Beach, developing a cult-like following along the way. The restaurant’s Mexican-inspired fare is rooted in its California heritage and takes an uncomplicated and innovative approach to LA-style street tacos using local and scratch-made ingredients.

Mermaid Oyster Bar is in the heart of everything including the Theatre District, Bryant Park, and Rockefeller Center. But the restaurant is the perfect haven from bustling tourist hotspots.Dive into grand seafood platters, extensive raw bar offerings, oyster happy hours, and specialty cocktails – all just a short walk from the heart of Times Square.

Carmine’s  offers a true New York tradition of family-style dining with huge portions of Italian classics and a wide variety of cocktails, wine, and beer. It has always been a favorite of Broadway guests. Enjoy signatures like chicken parmigiana, stuffed mushrooms, penne alla vodka, salmon oreganata, and porterhouse contadina Ssyle crafted by Executive Chef Glenn Rolnick. Guests will want to save room for dessert to enjoy options like tiramisu, Italian cheesecake, and a classic espresso martini. 

The Tipsy Baker at Rockefeller Plaza is a mix of a café and boulangerie serving specialty lattes, iced coffees and teas alongside its renowned, freshly baked Viennoiseries. Crowd favorites such as an assortment of croissants baked on location, or simple sandwiches like Russ & Daughters smoked salmon on brioche bun or veggie croissant with creamery goat cheese and roasted tomatoes, are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, while the stracciatella and mushroom tartine or bresaola and mozzarella on a baguette are more filling selections to grab for lunch.  

The Capital Grille is a restaurant with multiple locations that many of our readers are familiar with.  Serving the classics that include prime steaks and all of the trimmings, the location on West 51st Street is very convenient for theatergoers. Food, drink, and service are all impeccable ensuring you’ll get to the show on time.

White Olive brings the treasured tastes of the Mediterranean alive in this chic midtown spot with exceptional food and drink, a sleek, beautiful interior with a spacious bar, and excellent service. Order artisanal cocktails, mezze, and savor their delicious variety of entrees such as baby lamb chops, grilled red snapper, branzino, and organic grilled chicken breast.Top off your meal with their desserts that include a scrumptious baklava. 

Pasta Corner is the first New York City location of the Los Angeles and Paris fresh pasta import. The midtown eatery is co-owned by one of France’s biggest pop stars Matt Pokora and his longtime friend, food entrepreneur Vincent Benoliel of L.A. bakery Michelina. Guests can enjoy French pastries like sweet and savory croissants in the morning and fresh house-made pastas and sauces in dozens of combinations, including Matt Pokora’s favorite tagliatelle black truffle available for dine-in or takeout and the venue is open daily.

Junior’s has two locations in the heart of the theatre district. It’s a great destination for families with a menu that will satisfy everyone. They serve full breakfasts and delicious sandwiches along with a great variety of entrees. Portions are generous so bring your appetite. Stop by for their famous cheesecake and a cup of fresh coffee before heading to the show. You’ll love the classic diner style charm of Junior’s.

NoMad Girl is a recently opened, modern, stylish, Milanese style restaurant on Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood. The all-day eatery serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. With its chic interior design and outdoor Piazza seating, it feels like you are dining in Milan. Nomad Girl’s unfussy Italian cuisine gives attention to high quality organic ingredients. The coffee program is a total stand-out. The Beverage Program features an international and well-balanced wine selection with a curated list of new and old-world wines as well as a cocktail bar serving the classics, with specialties such as a Negroni, an Italian cocktail that will make you feel like you are in Milan. 

The Lambs Club located in the The Chatwal serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks and weekend brunches in their iconic, timeless dining room. This upscale restaurant offers delicious cuisine of elevated American classics in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Guests will appreciate the extensive global wine list and craft cocktails to pair with their meal. While it’s a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the theatre district, The Lambs Club is so close to Broadway that getting to your show is easy. 

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.