Personally, I favor Cabana Carioca on W.45th (cheap, delicious, filling Brazilian) or Sapporo on W.49th (almost as cheap, delicious, not so filling noodle-soup Japanese) depending on where the theater is and what I feel like eating. Virgil's is good too. (I don't like combining fancy dining with seeing a play -- why feel rushed?)
re: stephen kaye
I like upscale as well as the next guy but have been
very disappointed with the likes of Osteria al Doge
and Coco Teatro.
Nowadays, when I head to the theater, I keep it
simple. Pulled pork sandwich and hush puppies at
Virgil's Real BBQ. I was just there again last week,
perhaps the fourth time in the past three months.
Sure it's noisy, sure the food is relatively highly
caloric, but it's always realiable, the service is
friendly and it won't cost you dearly. And, there
isn't a vegetarian in sight!