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Apr 11, 2011 10:01 AM

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)

Thanks, Ben

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

La Silhouette
362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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  1. 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

    1. 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.

      Bond 45
      154 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

      1. Toloache has a vegetarian menu. The quesadilla with manchego cheese, corn, black truffle, huitlacoche salsa is particularly delicious.

        251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

        3 Replies
        1. re: Riverman500

          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.

          1. re: ben.batros

            I agree with Riverman that the food at Toloache is delicious. The staff couldn't be nicer, and the ambiance is pleasant.

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            1. re: RGR

              Second this rec. I also thought the service was nice. You can finish with a special tequila after dinner if you like. They have an impressive selection. No meat in tequila I'm pretty sure. : ) Enjoy the theater and your meal!