Dining Options for NYC Theatergoers

Theatre is back in New York and so are all the dining opportunities. Catch a pre-theatre meal or indulge in a late night treat after the show. Here are some suggestions that we are sure Woman Around Town readers will enjoy. They include a variety of cuisines and price points. Because these restaurants are located in prime theatre areas, they are ideal for guests. We have included a nice variety to suit all tastes and styles. Be sure to check web sites for opening hours, menus, and reservations where needed.

Armani Ristorante NYC – Located at the corner of 56th Street and 5th Avenue, this upscale dining destination offers fine Italian fare and an outstanding beverage program in an elegant setting.  Whether you are visiting Carnegie Hall, Radio City, or City Center, plan an elegant lunch or dinner. And it’s an easy stroll to Broadway theatres.

Kumi – The restaurant and lounge located at Le Meridien on West 57th Street combines East-Asian ingredients with Korean flavors to create a modern approach to Japanese Cuisine. Indulge in shared plates, seasonal fish dishes, delectable sushi and more. Pair your dishes with their well-curated beverage program. 

David Burke Tavern – If you’re headed to 59E59 Theaters for a show, this restaurant by renowned Chef David Burke has the drinks and meals you’ve been craving. Located on 62nd Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, it features a menu of Modern American cuisine. The Tavern offers a three-course prix fixe that shouldn’t be missed, along with à la carte options and a wonderful beverage menu.

Limani New York – The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on fine seafood dishes. Located in the heart of Rockefeller Center, Limani has a stunning indoor setting with an expansive bar. Al fresco seating is also available. Relax and enjoy delicious food and gracious service.

JAZLocated in Hell’s Kitchen at West 54th Street and 9th Avenue, the stylish restaurant is just blocks from Broadway. Owned by Jaz Rupall, they specialize in Northern Indian cuisine with all your favorites for lunch, dinner, and Happy Hour. 

Tavern on the Green – This iconic restaurant is a favorite of New Yorkers and guests of the city.  Located on Central Park West, it’s only blocks away from Lincoln Center and ideal for those wishing to enjoy the beauty of the park and its activities. The Tavern serves contemporary cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating options for parties of all sizes.

Moxy Times Square – Located at 7th Ave. and 36th Street, it has multiple venues. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, the city’s largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar and lounge, features an “urban amusement park” with an adult sensibility and epic views. Bar Moxy-Flooded with natural light, the second-floor Bar Moxy serves as the social heart of the hotel, centered around a magnificent copper-wrapped bar. Breakfast, lunch, and cocktail menus are available. Seating areas serve as workspaces during the day and transition into a buzzing lounge in the evening. The Pickup-Located on the second floor adjacent to Bar Moxy, The Pickup upgrades the grab-and-go café with appealing, wholesome options for a quick bite any time of the day. 

Brooklyn Chop House – Spreading love because it’s the Brooklyn way, the Chinese American flare restaurant and bar, Brooklyn Chop House has recently expanded its locations to a massive 25,000 square feet dining experience in the heart of Times Square. Brooklyn Chop House features several extraordinary private dining rooms, and come Memorial Day the tropical Frosé Beach House Rooftop bar opens with a retractable roof, come rain or shine. 

Kings of Kobe – If you’re looking for a casual meal with your group, this eatery has become well known for craft burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and sides. Located on 42nd Street on the West Side, it’s a quick walk to local theatres and Broadway. We also like that it’s close to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Aldo Som Wine BarThis chic wine bar on West 51st Street offers wines by the glass or bottle along with delightful French fare and charcuterie. The stylish, comfortable venue has high top tables and the welcoming atmosphere of a living room. It’s a delightful place to eat, drink, and share.

Amor Loco – Located in the heart of Times Square, authentic Mexican fare with creative twists are served for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches along with an outstanding cocktail program. It’s only steps from the Great White Way.

Café Serafina – New and noteworthy, the restaurant has just opened on Central Park South. With convenient counter service, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a comfortable, attractive setting. It’s also perfect for a grab-and-go salads or panninis to enjoy in the park before attending the theatre.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square – Margaritaville on 7th Avenue at 40th Street has multiple bars and restaurants on premises ready to serve theatergoers refreshing drinks, delicious small plates as well as full meals. Relax and enjoy food and drink in a tropical atmosphere that is convenient to Broadway.

ICHIRAN – This is an authentic ramen bar that is fast and efficient with a delicious menu. With a location in the Times Square area, ICHIRAN is a great eatery to have a quick bite before or after the show.

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About Marina P. Kennedy (67 Articles)
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.