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Jan 8, 2009 05:07 AM

Good Pre-Theater Restaurant within a few blocks of the Winter Garden?

I am bringing my mom to a Saturday mat. show and am looking for a good restaurant to take her to before the show. She has recently had both hips replaced so I was hoping to find something within a block or two from the Winter Garden Theater. Any price range is fine we just want something good. Thanks!

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  1. Playwrights Tavern (202 W 49th) around the corner is great for pre-theatre. Standard pub fare, done consistently pretty well. Good burgers, shepard's pie and the like. Moderately priced.

    1. Bar Americain is a few blocks away and very nice

      1. There's a Ruths Chris on 51st between 6th and 7th (very close) if you happen to like them (I don't particularly). If you like Japanese, try Sapporo on 49th and 7th - excellent noodle soups, but nothing fancy.

        1. If you and your mother eat Mexican food, Toloache is on 50th, b/t B'way & 8th. Acc. to their website, they serve brunch on Saturday. We've not eaten there, but I've read good reports from Hounds who have.

          If that won't work for you, Ellen's Stardust Diner is on B'way at 51st.

          1. Insieme, excellent Italian (1 mich star). Decor is a little tame but the food is terrific. Helmed in the kitchen by Marco Canora and Wine-duty Paul Grieco (Craft, Heath).

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            1. re: silencespeak

              FYI: Insieme does not serve lunch on Saturday though they do serve breakfast until 11 a.m. Hours are on their website homepage.