NEAR LINCOLN CENTER
WIFE"S BDAY NEXT THURS . ANY RECS FOR PRE SHOW DINNER. PRETTY OPEN TO ANYTHING Thank you
Just so you have some more choices I'll mention Bar Boulud and Picholine (although the main dining room in Picholine isn't a place I would want to rush through a meal in order to make a show0.
A 3rd for Nougatine. Can't go wrong.
But I also love La Boite En Bois. It's small but charming with really good food and they always get you out the door in time. I'd definitely take someone I loved on a "date" there.