Broadway Week is back in New York City from January 20th through February 5th! Coming off one of the most successful years the famed stages have seen, the bulbs on Broadway are shining brighter than ever. Some of the city’s biggest shows are participating in this Broadway Week’s two-for-one ticket deal: Wicked, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Pippin, Matilda and Aladdin.
Despite the awe-inspiring performances, finding a quality and close bite can prove something of a challenge, especially for visitors. Here are the top 5 restaurants to hit during Broadway Week.
55 East 54th Street
If you’re looking to avoid the insanity of Times Square, head over to the warm and welcoming Greek restaurant Nerai. Known for its superior hospitality that begins as soon as you set foot into the door, the eatery boasts an extensive menu with both traditional and innovative Greek dishes from Executive Chef Chris Christou. Its seafood, flown in daily, is one of the menu’s crown gems with selections like Black Tiger shrimp from the Pacific, fagri and lavraki from Greece, and live lobster from Maine. Sitting among their light and airy multi-level space, you’ll feel thousands of miles away from Midtown madness.
Tender Restaurant and Lounge
130 West 47th Street
Just steps away from Broadway Row you’ll find Tender, one of the newest acclaimed eateries in Midtown. This warm and intimate restaurant features a Modern American menu as well as an impressive sushi selection. Tender was designed to evolve with each guest over the course of the evening; from casual cocktails and small bites to formal dining and late night revelry, the restaurant caters to your needs. Offering a beautiful selection of premium cuts, such as mouthwatering Filet Mignon and a perfectly prepared Dry Aged NY Strip, it’s the perfect place for fans of small plates and hefty eaters alike. Reservations are recommended.
508 West 42nd Street
The swanky and eclectic eatery KTHCN sets a new standard for both ambiance and style. Plush white seats set against a massive window front give way to soft banquettes, handsome wood flooring and taupe, caramel and chocolate-shaded vaulted ceilings. But don’t think KTCHN only offers a pretty place to sit; its state-of-the-art kitchen churns out serious cuisine that isn’t self-serious. It offers refined interpretations of American classics served in its sleek surroundings for a complete culinary experience. The restaurant also offers a special Pre-Theater Pre-Fixe menu for $25 complete with three-courses and an optional wine pairing; a literal steal in the Times Square dining arena. For any foodie seeking both an engaging menu and unique décor, this is the spot for you.
132 West 47th Street
Nestled atop the Times Square hustle and bustle sits the urban escape Haven Rooftop in The Sanctuary Hotel. Getting ready to celebrate its three-year anniversary, this sensual retreat transports guests to a Mediterranean oasis with a menu that’s equally exotic. The rooftop’s seasonal menu offers a mirage of Moroccan flavors with new signature dishes including Seared Lamb Chops with tomato, parsley and fine herbs, shrimp curry, tilapia and couscous and hummus pizza with parmesan, shredded mozzarella, goat cheese, chives and white truffle oil. Paired alongside its creative signature cocktail menu, it’s a vacation for your entire body, from taste buds to toes.
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
346 West 46th Street
Perfectly capturing the timeless and colorful city of New Orleans, this Southern-styled treat brings authentic Big Easy tastes, sounds and feeling to the heart of the Theater District. Where else in New York City can you find Louisiana-style gumbo, smoked alligator sausage, andouille etouffee and a legendary New Orleans Hurricane? The themed space features wrought iron gas lamps, wooden carvings of ship bows and a stuffed alligator mounted above a 35-foot-long bar. Never before has the Creole feel and food of the French Quarter been so close to home. As the Cajun like to say, “Put some South in yo’ mouth!”