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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.

          http://www.toloachenyc.com

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

          http://www.ellensstardustdiner.com

          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.

              http://www.restaurantinsieme.com