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Aug 23, 2009 02:56 PM

Best Restaurants In NYC Theater District

My 16 year old daughter and I are traveling to NYC the first week in Sept and need suggestions of good fun restaurants in the Theater District. We love most food including sushi, seafood, American, Asian. Do not like steak and barbeque. This is her first visit and would like the price to be no more than $ 200 for the two of us. We are seeing South Pacific one night and Billy Madison the next.
We would great;y appreciate any help you might offer!

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  1. Lots of good choices...I'll throw one out there, I like Victor's, a Cuban restaurant. Good food and good service.

    They're online if you want to look them up.

    1. if you use the "Search" function on this board with the keywords "theater district" you'll find *numerous* discussions about this topic.

      1. As goodhealthgourmet suggested, use the "search" function on this board. But also note that "South Pacific" is not in the regular Broadway "theatre district"; it is showing at Lincoln Center. You can also seach "Lincoln Center" for recommendations.

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        1. re: LNG212

          In the poster's defense, searching by neighborhoods is often inconclusive, or produces way too much to be useful. I search first, but I think it's also fine to enter a new plea and see what people have to say today.

          For Lincoln Center: I highly recommend Gabriel's:

          And this is Victor's Cafe that I recommended earlier:

          Both do a big pre-theather business, so you'll get out in time.

          Good luck!

          1. re: johnblacksox

            There are multiple requests *every day* on this board for the theater district. There are many replies on these threads. And yes, one should do a search before posting, especially on such a common topic. (See the "New to Manhattan Board? Read this first" sticky at the top of the Manhattan page where pre-theater dining is specifically mentioned as a frequently asked question.)

            My main point was to let the OP know that "South Pacific" is not in fact in the same neighborhood. S/he may wish to split his/her question to get answers for the 2 different locations.

          1. re: thew

            Just FYI, that link is exactly what I meant when I said that sometimes search results by neighborhood are too much to be useful.

            That Yelp link lists, seriously, almost side by side, Per Se and a Falal cart. Would you recommend either of those for pre-theater dinner to a visiting mother and 16 year old daughter?

            1. re: johnblacksox

              well one can then , on yelp, narrow that search by price and cuisine in just a few clicks.

              and yes, i would recommend both those places to anyone

          2. Sushi-a-Gogo, directly across Broadway from Lincoln Center, is casual and well within your budget. The sushi is fresh due to the high turnover. The eel with green apple roll is particularly good.