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Where Danielle Brooks Goes After A Broadway Show

Including her all-time favorite restaurant in the city, a pizza shop for a quick slice, and a cocktail bar where you’ll find other actors unwinding after a show.

Welcome to Perfect For, an Infatuation series of ultra-specific restaurant recommendations from people around town you don't know personally, but might wish you did.

As any New Yorker who’s led their visiting aunt past Times Square’s off-brand Elmos and Spider-Men knows, the dining options near the Theater District can be a mixed bag at best. Because while going to Ellen Stardust or the Taco Bell Cantina provides its own entertainment, it’s less cute when you’re just coming from a show yourself.

Here, actress Danielle Brooks shares a few of the spots she’d visit after performing in August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” on Broadway. They include one of her all-time favorite restaurants in the city, a pizza shop for a quick slice, and a cocktail bar where you’ll find other actors unwinding post-show.

Glass House Tavern



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“Want to run into your favorite Broadway actor after a show? They’re most likely at Glass House Tavern. This is the go-to spot for most actors because it’s located in the heart of Broadway and has the quickest service for when you’re hungry or want a cocktail after a three-hour show.”

Cafeteria is one of my all-time favorite spots. I always get the calamari salad with a side of the Mac Attack. And if you have a sweet tooth like me, you must try their red velvet yodels.”

“Grabbing a slice of New York-style pizza is still a thing the cool kids do. Some nights after performing in The Piano Lesson, I would drop on over to Little Italy Pizza, grab a slice of pepperoni, add some good old pepper flakes and parmesan and be ready to crash for the night. You can never go wrong with an NYC slice of pizza.”

Starchild's location is pretty perfect for the theatergoer. They have a beautiful upstairs bar in their hotel (which is pretty nice too—I’ve stayed there a few times). Drinks are a bit pricey, but once I took a sip of my Old Fashioned, I thought it was worth it.”

“Now, if your show is a little lengthy, book a table at Obao before your theater experience because they close around 11pm. They have some of the best wings in Hell’s Kitchen, and their shrimp basil fried rice might make you wanna kiss the chef.”

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