Soaring ceilings and modern American cuisine play starring roles at Betony. The menu is centered on unique and updated presentations of traditional flavors. Picture plates like a fluke carpaccio, poached lobster and cauliflower blanquette with black truffle. There is no doubt Betony will set the bar high for the rest of your classic New York night out.
Esca, Italian for “bait,” is a true testament to the fruits of the sea. Picture an expertly sliced cut of pristine fish dressed with one of more than a dozen varieties of extra- virgin olive oils from Italy and topped with sea salt. Esca knows that when you have such stunning ingredients you don’t really need to do too much to them.
3 SUSHI SEKI
If you know anything about sushi in New York City, you know the name Chef Seki. The Japanese cuisine connoisseur is the talent behind the authentic Sushi Seki restaurants. The Hell’s Kitchen location has one of the freshest pre-theater menus in town. If you’re looking for Westernized, American sushi, you’ll have to look somewhere else. Sushi Seki is for lovers of traditional and genuine Japanese food.
4 THE LAMBS CLUB
Ambiance is of the utmost importance at The Lambs Club. Here you will be transported from the busyness of Broadway to a culinary stage. The restaurant itself has many unique spaces, all of which set a beautiful backdrop for inspiring cuisine. Their pre-theater menu highlights plates like artichoke soup, crispy-skin striped bass and a chocolate and caramel terrine.
5 21 CLUB
The charming 21 Club is a former 1930s speakeasy, and little has changed since. The people who frequent here have a deep knowl- edge and taste for the finer things in the city. These are the kind of people who genuinely care about quality; the kind that you should trust. Their pre-theater menu boasts diverse offerings from Hamachi sashimi to red wine-braised short ribs, it’s simply always a success.