Sunday Dec 19th - Eating at an odd hour
We are coming to the City for a few days beginning the 19th. Our plane lands at 1:00 at LGA and we are dropping our stuff at the hotel(lex and 49th) and then heading to John Street to the TXTs booth for Sunday Night tickets. Our only other plans besides the show is to attend 5:00 pm mass at St. Pats. I am a little at a loss as what to do for food. I am afraid we won't make brunch since most end at 2:00 or 3:00 and am not sure how much we are limited in squeezing in dinner between the end of mass at 6:00ish and the start of the show. And am not sure what is open on a Sunday between Brunch time and the 5:00pm mass. It is my husband and myself, our 13 and 11 year old daughters. The 13 year regards herself as an aspiring foodie and the 11 year old is picky, but as long as the menu has an al carte starch(think potatoes, rice and pasta) she will be fine. We would love some place that has an interesting story, history, celebrated chef or interesting menu. We are open to all types of food and would like to keep the cost in the 40pp range or under not including drink/tip/dessert. We used to live in the city, so are comfortable getting around. Any area is fine as long as we have time to hop a subway to get to our next destination.
I did a quick search on OpenTable for 3PM on Dec 19, midtown east and midtown west. Too many possibilities to list. Plenty will be open and near enough St Pats to "get you to the church on time" You can book 3:30 as well but would have less time to eat...
Many restaurants have very good prix fix lunches too
I think your plan may be unrealistic given that your flight may be delayed and there's always way more traffic on the streets in December given the holidays.
If timing is an issue, I'm not sure why you're choosing the South Seaport TKTS Booth when you're going to just turn around and go to St Patrick's Cathedral. Why not use the Times Square one?
If you're sure you want to do this, see if the Bar Room at the Modern's menu appeals. They serve all day long.
9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
If you are referring to Sunday Night Improv on 78th St, the first thing you should note is that the TKTS booth does not sell tickets for this event (so you do not need to rush downtown - just make a reservation). Other CHers will surely come up with recommendations for a relaxed brunch/lunch, as there should be many options for you (for instance, La Mangeoire on 2nd Ave & 53rd serves brunch until 4pm ). I would forego any attempt to eat between mass & the show, and have dinner afterwards - maybe the Sunday Suppa at Dovetail (77th & Columbus) - see menu here:
(I assume the restaurant will accommodate your 11-yr old's needs, should the à-la-carte menu not be available.)
And if you are not referring to Sunday Night Improv, disregard everything above!
1008 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022
103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024