Pre-Theatre dinner with a catch - she's vegetarian
Taking my wife to a show for her birthday next week (46th, between 8th and Broadway), and looking for a pre-theatre option. The catch, isn't there always one, is that she is vegetarian (and no, fish and scallops are not vegetables - sorry Esca).
Currently checking whether DB Bistro Moderne or La Silhouette do vege options on the pre-theatre menus; or considering just grazing at Casellula or Ardesia (not quite walking distance, but she does like her cheese).
But thought I'd see whether the collective wisdom of the chow-crowd/cloud had any thoughts on these options or something else we should be considering (it's a birthday, so while not bank-breaking, we're not pinching pennies; and would like to be able to hear each other)
401 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
402 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
510 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
As much as I like dbBistro, frankly, neither the pre-theater prix-fixe nor the regular menu is really vegetarian-friendly. La Silhouette is on my "go to" list. Checking the menus there, again, not veg-friendly.
Perhaps, Marseille? The menu has quite a few veg-friendly dishes.
630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
I am veg and recently took my adult kids (she's veg, he's not) to Bond45 for dinner before the theater.
While the place is kind of loud, it has a huge selection of vegetarian antipasti. We shared an assortment of those, the cheese sampler (not really worth the money), the fried artichokes and some other stuff I can't remember. You can go up to the antipasti bar and look to see what appeals before you order. (It's behind glass - NOT a serve yourself situation). My son had salmon for his main dish and enjoyed it very much. Service was terrific.
They call themselves a steak and fish house, but it has a great variety of pasta in addition to the veg antipasti.
154 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Thanks all - La Silhouette came back with a quite accommodating response; db Bistro Moderne less so (sometimes we have vegetarian options; otherwise order a la carte - fair enough from a business perspective). But my wife does love good Mexican so I'll have a closer look at Toloache.
I agree with Riverman that the food at Toloache is delicious. The staff couldn't be nicer, and the ambiance is pleasant.
Toloache photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157625840649523/