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Jul 22, 2014 01:15 PM

Best Wednesday pre-theater dinner near W. 45th St.?

Ended up with last-minute tickets to Bernard B Jacobs Theatre for tomorrow night. Showtime is 8 p.m. Where is the best pre-theater dinner and what time should I reserve for? Would have to be a place with day-before reservations an option. We like everything foodwise. Price isn't important. We're visiting from out-of-town. Thanks!

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  1. You're seeing Once tomorrow at 8pm?

    If you're able to sit down at 5pm, you should be able to do a nice dinner without feeling too rushed. The issue is that many of the really nice places don't start serving until 5:30pm.

    Looking on OpenTable right now, I see availability at The Modern - Dining Room for 5pm for 2 tomorrow night. Should be OK if you do the prix fixe and not the tasting.

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    1. re: kathryn

      yes, thanks - looking forward to seeing it!

    2. Not far from your theater, I recommend the following restaurants:

      Hakkasan - IMO the best upscale Chinese food in Manhattan. Also they are participating in restaurant week and have pre-theater dinner.

      Oceana - Upscale seafood, reliably well-prepared. I'm not sure if seafood is a strongpoint in KY?

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      1. re: Pookipichu

        thanks so much! seafood is so-so in kentucky.