From overture to curtain call on Broadway | New York City
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transit | walkable
distance | 0.7 miles
est. transit time | 15-20 minute walk end to end
Catching a Broadway show is always at the top of the list of requests from family and friends when they visit. Making sure that evening includes a great place to grab dinner as well as a drink afterward is my top priority. There are always a ton of great shows in rotation on Broadway. It’s harder to find a great place to grab a drink after the show in the heart of Midtown Manhattan that doesn’t feel over priced or overly touristy, thankfully I know just the place!
Sushi of Gari 46
$$ Creative sushi with an acclaimed chef's choice omakase menu
347 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036 (btwn 8th and 9th ave)
While there’s no shortage of restaurants in Midtown they often come in two very predictable forms. There are a ton of great steak houses and fancy restaurants full of corporate dinner parties and also a ton of very touristy spots with huge cavernous locations. Neither feel like that capture the best of the New York dining scene. I prefer Sushi of Gari when looking for a pre theater dinner. This is the midtown out post of a New York / Japan chain by Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio. So many creative dishes that blend a world of flavors and excellent sushi and located on 46th street it’s very accessible to almost any theater.
There are always lots of Broadway shows rotating through. Depending on your interests, when your visiting and your budget you can usually find a show that’s a good fit. My only inside tip is to checkout the lotteries that each show has. Each show has different rules for its lottery but in general they almost all allow you to enter your name either online or at the door. If chosen you receive a deeply discounted ticket for the show. You usually get the option to purchase up to two tickets for the performance that day and in many cases it’s just $30-$50 per ticket compared to the hundreds if not thousands it can cost to purchase them through Tickermaster. If you have a day or two to try it out, I’d recommend entering the lottery for a show that’s a few years old as the crowd will be smaller and the numbers will be on your side.
$$ | Wine bar offering small plates and cheeses | Cozy rustic setting
401 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019 (near 9th ave)
After the show when you’ve made your way through the theater doors and back on to the street you will inevitably look around and ask yourselves, “well is there anywhere to grab a drink around here”. You’ll look left and right and then be inclined to conclude, “nope”. Don’t worry. Head just a few blocks north to 52nd and 9th where you’ll find Casellula. It’s a small cozy space that is very un-Midtown and a great place to debrief after the show over wine and a few small plates. Also if you’re a lover of cheese, they have you covered.
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