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We have only one night theatre district, which restaurant

We have only one night in the Theatre district NYC in Dec. Which fabulous must, restaurant is the "One" to visit.

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  1. Where is your theatre?

    What's the curtain time?

    What's your budget per person before tax, tip, wine/drinks?

    When in December?

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    1. re: kathryn

      Theatre is 45th near 8th, 7pm curtain, no budget and Mid december. What is your suggestion.

      1. re: hungrygourmet

        The 7pm curtain will greatly affect your ability to have a great meal without being rushed, particularly because many restaurants don't open for service until 5/5:30pm. You need at least two hours for a top tier restaurant (The Modern, Le Bernardin, Jean Georges, etc) for dinner. Preferably more. You won't have enough time.

        1. re: hungrygourmet

          You could go to The Modern or Le Bernardin after the performance.

          1. re: hungrygourmet

            Does the 7 p.m. curtain mean you'll be eating on a Sunday night?

            1. re: Elisa515

              Yes - good point, a lot of these heavy hitters are closed Sundays.

              Though looking at Broadway schedules, OP could mean they're seeing a Tues/Weds/Thurs show also.


              1. re: Elisa515

                Shows are often at 7 on Tuesdays. I'm going to one tonight.

              2. re: hungrygourmet

                Hakkasan is on 43rd between 8th and 9th and opens at 5:30pm on Tuesdays.

            2. What do you like to eat? Cuisines? Meat/fish/vegetable?

              1. Snack before, dinner after if you really want to enjoy the meal (regardless of where you go). Suggestions would be Le Bernardin (if you love fish), The Modern Dining Room, Betony.

                Another option if you could swing it would be go for a great lunch as late as possible.

                1. Can you please clarify running time of your show and what day of the week this is for?

                  1. DB Bistro Moderne opens for dinner at 5:00 pm.

                    1. Thank you all for the input. The show is Tuesday night. We thought eat close to the Theatre because Dec 18th could be bad weather and cab rides, not so much fun. Do you not think 1 1/2 hours approx is enough for a good meal. We could do desert and coffee later.
                      I don't know how long the show is...Billy Crystal 700 Sundays opening show.
                      U all seem to like Bernadin, is Aureole still good.

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                      1. re: hungrygourmet

                        You are smart to eat near the theatre. But if you really want a fabulous, once in a lifetime, amazing meal, at a four NYT star place, you don't want to be rushed and watching the clock the entire time.

                        Given your time constraints, I would consider a long, leisurely lunch instead.

                        1. re: kathryn

                          Thank you Kathryn: I think you are right. Lunch is the answer.
                          We arrive by plane very early, so that's the answer.
                          Valerie says the show gets out at 9:40.
                          Too late for a great dinner (for us anyway).

                        2. re: hungrygourmet

                          According to Telecharge, the show should be over by 9:15 (figure 9:30 with curtain calls and getting through the crowd at the theatre).

                          I used to dine very often at Aureole before they moved to 42nd St. Since they moved, I stopped going. Too many chef changes, and the focus is no longer on haute cuisine.

                          1. re: hungrygourmet

                            I saw it tonight! It started at 7:15 and ended at 9:40.

                              1. re: hungrygourmet

                                We enjoyed it. Funny, then sad, then funny.