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Aug 16, 2010 05:58 PM

DC Chowhound headed to NYC- Vegetarian/Seafood Meals near Theatres

Hi Everyone,

We are looking for places to eat while in NYC. We will be seeing a bunch of shows and staying near the theatres, so please suggest places that are within walking distance.

The trick is, we are both vegetarian but LOVE fish (not shellfish- allergy), so please suggest places that have good vegetarian/fish meals....


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  1. Which shows/theatres?

    It's best to plan to be pretty close to the theatre, and "walking" distance to NYers can mean up to 1 mi. away. :)

    What's your budget in terms of tax, tip, and wine/drinks/soda/etc?

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    1. re: kathryn

      We are seeing Promises, Promises and A Little Night Music. Walking up to a mile is not an issue....I love walking around the city!

      No budget limit either.


      1. re: cute_diva

        Where are those theatres located (intersections), is what I was getting at. Good to know you're up for a little walking, just make sure you plan enough time to make the curtain!

        1. re: kathryn

          "Promises, Promises" is at the Broadway Theatre, B'way & 53rd, and "A Little Night Music" is at the Walter Kerr, on 48th. b/t 7th & 8th.

          Oceana is on the corner of 49th & 6th. Superb fish and seafood + other delicious dishes that would suit vegetarians or can be made to suit.

          Oceana photos here:

          and here:

          Molyvos is nearby, on 7th, b/t 55th & 56th. Delicious Greek food and an excellent option for fish eating vegetarians

          Molyvos photos:

          The Modern is on 53rd, b/t 5th & 6th. The Dining Room and Bar Room menus are suitable for fish eating vegetarians.

          The Modern Dining Room photos:

          The Bar Room at The Modern photos:


    2. Not sure of your budget, but the best upscale seafood restaurants (not including sushi) are all within walking distance of the theater district: Le Bernardin, Esca, and Oceana . Marea is a bit further north on Central Park South near Broadway, but note that a few of their dishes contain things like bone marrow and lardo.

      Le Bernardin
      155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

      402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

      120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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      1. re: fm1963

        I've really enjoyed my experience at Blue Fin.

        Blue Fin
        1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

      2. I wasn't able to make it, but my Dad had the pre-theatre meal at Milos (125 West 55th Street), which he quite enjoyed (and I was very sorry to miss). At $49, I thought that it was a good value for that restaurant. It fits both the seafood and walking distance requirements.

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        1. re: IntrepidNook

          We prefer eating after the theater. We went to Pongsri Thai on West 48th I believe last night after a show. We arrived about 10 before 11pm. They said they seat until 11 BUT we saw them seating until at least 11:15 They were friendly and had no attitude. We respectfully ordered promptly. We had decent solid food. Stayed away from the Noodle dishes as we heard they were greasy, but the curry with noodles was tasty! The vegs were crisp and the curry was spicy enough. They were still busy serving when we left about 11:45. The lobster looked good. Maybe next show!
          (It WAS a Saturday night, not a week night so maybe they are more flexible on the weekend.)

          244 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036