Update December 2021: When I wrote this blog-post “Where to eat and sip like a Royal before a Broadway show in New York.” different where the times, it was pre-pandemic. Many restaurants have changed their Pre-Theater menus and even some of them have closed. For instance my favorite restaurant La Grenuille for a pre-theather menu has removed the pre-theater option but still has price fix menus and a la carte. I recommend you to check before heading to any of these restaurants, the covid-restrictions and of course that your Broadway Show is still happening.
Pre-theatre fix dinner menus are an excellent option for enjoying the most delicious plates of prestigious restaurants in NYC. They’re called ‘Pre-theater menus’ because they are usually from 5 to 7, previous to the prime time of a Broadway show. I highly recommend you to look for them if you’re planning on having a meal to complete your Broadway experience in NYC. These menus usually offer a selection of wine, like this glass of Champagne paired with Hors d’Oeuvres, followed by a main course and dessert. These restaurants are located in Midtown Manhattan, a few blocks away from Theater District. Please make sure to make reservations before heading to any of these restaurants. Here are my recommendations.
This frenc restaurant is located at 3 East 52nd Street NYC. La Grenouile is very cozy and romantic french restaurant and my favorite by far. They offer a Pre-Theater/A la Carte Dinner Menu which is served from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Prix Fixe Dinner Menu Served from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more info and prices click here.
Glass House Tavern
Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe
Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe: 1 Rockefeller Plaza (49th St. between 5th and 6th ave). They offer the largest selection of wines by the glass in New York City. Prix-Fix Dinner is super affordable for such place. For more info click here.
Pre-Theather menus during Covid-19 update
Check updated information of the New York Times about Sardi’s another iconic restaurant and institution as well as how Covid has affected the Times Square district overall.
Not looking for food but only for booze? Check the New York City Wine Bars recommendations