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Quick bite before Sleep No More

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Going to Sleep No More, either Friday or Saturday, will aim for an early show and get a late dinner afterwards, probably at either Txikito or Salinas. However, I was looking at some place to get a light bite before the show, with maybe a drink, to hold us until dinner. Gallows Green has some mixed comments, and I'm not sure about their reservations only policy.

Thanks in advance,

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  1. We like Gallows Green and it's the perfect lead in to SNM but we have also gone to Trestle on 10th before SNM as well.

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    1. re: Spiritchaser

      If it's before the show, around 5-6pm, can I get away without a reservation?

      1. re: sweettoothMTL

        I wouldn't bet on being able to get a table on a weekend night around that time. Maybe standing room at the bar.

    2. Ovest across the street is good word-burning oven pizza and salads. Make reservations.

      Or Co. is very good too.

      1. The new chef at Gallow Green (singular, not plural) is only OK, and it's not cheap to get a few snacks and a drink there. You're paying for the atmosphere, mostly. The food was better last year.

        The service is sometimes pretty spotty, too, when trying to ask for the check. Make sure you account for waiting for the rickety faux "old" elevator on the way up and back down, too, when looking at timing.

        They do take walk ins as there is a small bar area, but most of the venue is small tables.

        You'll probably want to grab a bite somewhere else and get in line by 6:15-6:30pm. Ovest down the street has an aperitivo hour.

        Sleep No More staggers entry times but people who arrive later don't get any more show for their money. And you get let in in batches, so there's going to be a bit of waiting in line beforehand. Get in line well before your official "entry time."

        1. Alain Allegretti's Bistro La Promenade on 23rd & 10th opens at 5:30. They serve the full menu at the bar.
          http://www.lapromenadenyc.com/