(Closed) Anniversary in NYC – Theater District Restaurant Recommendations?

posted 11 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just so you know – Avenue Q is closing September 13, so if you go in October, there may not be a show to see 🙁

Post # 5
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

If you like steak – Bobby Van’s is pretty good!  City Lobster also has a good selection of seafood and steak.  Good luck!

Post # 6
815 posts
Busy bee

I love Bar Americain–it’s Bobby Flay’s theatre district spot.  It’s not Italian at all, but the food is really yummy and the decor is really cool. 

Post # 7
45 posts

Esca is really good italian seafood place

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee

this is my go-to theatre district restaurant. it’s cozy, reasonably priced and has amazing Italian food. their wine list is also wonderful. It may be more traditionally Italian than you are looking for but you can definitely eat here for $100. Their home made pasta is to die for!


reservations are a must

happy anniversary!

Post # 9
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The only thing about bobby Van is I seriously doubt you can eat there for two under 100, you still have to pay for tip 20% and tax 8% plus you’ll want wine, salad dessert; a steak dinner will easily cost you at least $75 not including tax and tip


steak is usually about $35-45, wine $10, salad $8 -12, dessert $7-8 at the fancy places thent eh 28% tax and tip; the only time I eat steak in NYC is restaurant week with a 3 course plus wine for $60 including tax and tip or for free through my job; otherwise you burn your pocket ouch!


there are these really cheap but nice thai restaurants on the theater district on 45th and near 8th avenue one after the other a 3 course is $14.00; if you want Italian you can do carmine which has family styled platter that serves 2-3 at $20 for two people but you need reservations and its more family orinted so expect a  lot of kids; there’s a also a ton of really romantic restauarnt on theater row on 45th Street between 7th and 8th; there’s one at the end with a 3 course meal for $20

 you can also go to the east or west village there are a ton of pre-theater set meals


there’s le pere pinard on Ludlow with a 3 course for about $15.00 before 7pm, google it you have to reserve, it’s french and very very romantic


have fun I love NYC


Post # 11
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely agree with Bar American.  Most of the places in the theater district are kind of tourist traps, but I’ve been to Bar American with my work group and it was good.

I don’t recommend Rosy O’Gradys.  It’s just TGI Fridays type food that is way overpriced.

Also keep in mind that parking will be very expensive in midtown as you will likely not be able to park on the street.  And if you’re looking to save $ and you’re not “set” on a show, you could get same day tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square for up to 60% off.

And depending on how long the show is, plan something small to do in between because most NY restaurants won’t open until at least 5 or 5:30 and matinees are at 2pm.

Also, try searching Yelp in the theater district to get some more ideas.  Lots of places have pre and post theater prix fixe deals.  Sorry I cannot be of more help, but I try to avoid midtown/times square as much as possible ;o)


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