A Baker’s Dozen Cheap Pre-Theatre Eats: Theatre District

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A Baker’s Dozen Cheap Pre-Theatre Eats: Theatre District

“Where should I eat?” I’m always asked, especially when friends are heading to theatre. To help respond to that query,  I’ve decided to create a few posts listing suggested places to grab a bite, divided by cost and time.

This first post contains a baker’s dozen offerings where you can get a quick meal — of course, depending on what you order — for about $25 (not including tax, tip and drinks!) located not far from the theatre district.


Bareburger 366 W 46th St,
(212) 673-2273. For a quick burger and fries.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., 1501 Broadway (at 43rd)
(212) 391-7100 A down-home atmosphere reminiscent of the “Forrest Gump,”  movie, serving shrimp and other southern dishes.

Capizzi Pizza and Wine Bar, 547 Ninth Avenue (Between 41st & 40th Sts.)
(212) 695-6900 For pizza.

Casellula Cheese and Wine Cafe 401 W 52nd St
212-247-8137. Offers wine and cheese.

Dafni Greek Taverna 325 West 42nd Street
(212) 315-1010. Greek tavern – a cheap eats if you stick the appetizers or salads,  which is what I recommend there.

Gazala’s, 709 9th Avenue (Between 48th and 49th)
(212) 245-0709 A small restaurant offering Druze, a type of Israeli, cooking.

Hell’s Chicken 641 10th Ave. (Between 45th and 46th)
212-757-1120 Korean fried chicken.

Hourglass Tavern, 373 W 46th St
(212) 265-2060. A small tavern with a working a hourglass on the wall and a promise to get you in and out in time for the curtain.


Junior’s  1515 Broadway (45th St. B/W Broadway & 8th Ave)
(212) 302-2000. Gratis pickled beets, vinegary cole slaw and dill pickles to accompany your sandwich!

Kings of Kobe 790 9th Avenue (Between 52nd and 53rd)
(212) 247-3703. Kobe beef hot dogs and hamburgers.

Room Service 690 9th Avenue (Between 47th and 48th)
(212) 582-0999  A Thai restaurant with fast service.

Signature Café and Bar, 480 W 42nd St
(212) 244-7529. Inexpensive simple fare upstairs at Signature Theatre

Toloache 251 W 50th Street
(212) 581-1818. Good Mexican food and drink.

By | 2018-04-07T08:21:10+00:00 September 9th, 2017|NYC Best Bites, Rambling, Theatre|2 Comments

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