Mid range $ pre-theatre dinner 4th St and 2nd Ave.
Gee, I know tons of great places, but, before I mention any, tell me just how close is close. Well, OK, instead I'll ask if B&H (up near St Marks Pl), the Ukrainian (up near 9th), and Veselka (at 9th) are too far, because those are the places I'd go to. Actually, if it was me, I'd also go up to Black Hound (almost at 11th) in the hopes of scoring one of their cafe latte cups (which is a cup made of chocolate filled with espresso mousse), which I'm not even sure they still make, but I'd still give it a shot, just in case, but that's just me, although I suppose some fusspot like my wife would suggest I waste my time calling to ask, but then where would I be?
144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
170 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003