Not pricey but good in Theater District or surrounding
My husband and I have a 8pm play (W. 49th b/w Broadway and 8th) and need a place to eat before. We are going out on Saturday night to IL Mulino so dont want anything too pricey but looking for good food. Any cuisine is okay but prefer not to do Italian (but will if its the best option!). We wont be drinking and don't want more $50 a person.
Ponsgri Thai at 244 W. 48th has very good food at reasonable prices. If you do decide to do Italian again, La Masseria at 235 W. 48th has excellent food at fairly reasonable prices (with friendly service who know who to get you to the theater without feeling rushed).
235 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
We recently saw Memphis and went to Meson Sevilla on restaurant row beforehand. It's fun for sangria and tapas and easy to get to.
344 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
I would suggest dbBistro Moderne, one of 4-star Chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants. This one focuses on contemporary French bistro cuisine. Although the a la carte menu is pricey, they offer a pre-theater 3-course prix-fixe for $45 -- a really good deal for cuisine of such superb caliber. With tax & tip, it will bring you a little over $50pp but well worth it.
Photos of one of our dinners at dbBistro here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...