A night at the theater isn’t complete without a delicious meal, but finding a good place to eat in the district can be tricky. Don’t fall prey to the scores of overpriced tourist traps! Instead consult this list of reliable restaurants for good food and a little “star” gazing!

Orso – $$$ – 322 W 46th St

Popular Italian establishment locals frequent for pre and post show meals. Short ribs, gnocchi, ravioli rank among the favorite dishes. Make a reservation to bypass the theater rush!

Sardi’s – $$$ – 234 W 44th St

Legendary Broadway restaurant serving up hearty portions of Italian and American cuisine for over 90 years. Walls lined with celebrity caricatures honor the star studded clientele. Tends to draw an older crowd.

Glass House Tavern – $$ – 252 W 47th St

A modern alternative to Sardi’s attracting Broadway mainstays¬† like Matthew Broderick to it’s cozy, dimly lit bar. I love the diversity of items on the new American menu. Cocktails could be more sophisticated but still a decent selection to choose from.

Haru – $$229 W 43rd St

Awesome sushi spot that’s always packed. Solid Japanese classics and and tons of inventive new combinations too. I love the Gramercy Park Roll and you gotta get the popcorn shrimp appetizer!

Joe Allen – $$ – 326 W 46th St

Intimate, no fuss restaurant beloved by actors and theatergoers alike. Extensive menu featuring American and European recipes.

Carmine’s – $$ – 200 W 44th St

Theater district mainstay known for enormous family sized portions of Italian food. Filling fare and friendly atmosphere!

Bocca di Bacco – $$$ – 635 9th Ave

Fresh, fun Italian food a little off the beaten path on 9th avenue. I love the bruschetta, steak carpaccio salad and you can’t go wrong with any of their mixed drinks!


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