35 "Pre-Theater Eats" restaurants in New York.
Haswell Greens is a huge live music bar in the Theater District that’s a good spot to get a cocktail if you still have energy after seeing a show.
If you’re in a rush to eat in the Theater District, getting Indian food at Utsav is a great option.
Donburiya is a fun Japanese izakaya in the Theater District that specializes in inexpensive donburi bowls and facilitating rowdy group meals.
Quality Bistro is a big French spot in Midtown that’s a good place to impress clients or have dinner before a show.
Capizzi is a one-room pizza place in Hell’s Kitchen. If you’re looking for a meal near Port Authority Bus Terminal, this is probably your best bet.
Kochi serves a very good nine-course Korean tasting menu for $75 in Hell’s Kitchen.
Times Square becomes slightly more tolerable when you know there’s a Joe’s Pizza there.
La Esquina has a few locations around the city, and the one in Midtown is especially useful for something quick before or after a Broadway show.
Akdeniz is a casual restaurant in Midtown East with good Turkish food and a few pre-theater set menu deals.
Farida is a casual Central Asian restaurant in Midtown with excellent food and a fun atmosphere.
Aria Wine Bar in Hell’s Kitchen is a casual Italian wine bar that’s good for a date or some dinner before you see a show.
Il Gattopardo is an Italian restaurant in Midtown that feels like a very expensive living room and makes good pasta.
ViceVersa is an upscale Italian restaurant in Midtown with a nice backyard space and a bar where you might see someone drinking a martini at 3pm.
Sake Bar Hagi 46 is a casual Japanese restaurant in Midtown that’s great for a meal before or after a Broadway show.