FAVE FIVE | PRE AND POST-THEATRE DINING / by Brackett Bilodeau

Last-minute matinée? Date night at The Met? Check out our show-stopping Theater District picks for the ultimate pre or post-performance dining experience.
 

THE SEA FIRE GRILL
158 EAST 48TH STREET BETWEEN LEXINGTON AND THIRD AVENUES

There’s no better place to surf and turf than The Sea Fire Grill. Cozy up to the fireplace at a table replete with the city’s finest seafood, selections from the extensive wine list, and raw bar delicacies. Luxury Attaché favorites include East and West Coast oysters, Alaskan king crab legs, and a bone-in ribeye. Save room for the gala apple upside-down pie with cinnamon ice cream and graham cracker pecan crumble; the perfect preamble to any show.

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE
1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS AT 49TH STREET

An American classic, Del Frisco’s is an absolute must for all steak lovers, whether grabbing a bite before heading off to a show at Radio City or satiating that post-Broadway hunger. Grab a glass (or bottle, depending on the show) and take in the spectacular views of Rockefeller Center over a 32-ounce Wagyu longbone. Now that's a showstopper.

THE LAMBS CLUB
132 WEST 44TH STREET BETWEEN SIXTH AVENUE AND BROADWAY

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s contemporary approach to American cuisine, along with the familiar feel of the restaurant’s namesake, defines The Lambs Club as a true one-of-a-kind dining destination in the heart of Times Square. Get comfortable in the sea of red leather banquettes surrounding an 18th Century French limestone fireplace and kick back with a pre or post-theatre menu. Actors, producers, and industry moguls alike will be following suit.

BENJAMIN STEAK HOUSE
52 E 41ST STREET BETWEEN PARK AND MADISON AVENUES

Planted in the heart of Manhattan, Benjamin Steak House never ceases to please with its selection of USDA Prime meats, dry aged to excellence. Did we mention the cuts are hand-selected by an in-house Peter Luger vet? With a stately fireplace, oak wood paneling, rich chocolate brown leather accents, and modern chandeliers, our theatre dining experts laud Benjamin Steakhouse as aesthetically stunning as it is palate pleasing. Filet with a view, anyone?

BAR AMERICAIN
152 WEST 52ND STREET BETWEEN SIXTH AND SEVENTH AVENUES

Bobby Flay’s 200-seat stunner intertwines his American menu with the spirit of a bustling European brasserie. Bar Americain offers an outstanding array of crowd pleasers, from shrimp tomatillo and coconut crab shellfish cocktails to smoked chicken with spoonbread and black pepper vinegar, the perfect bill of fare for any theatergoer. Rockwell Group’s distinctive design incorporates classic brasserie components along with Hollywood-inspired banquettes in the dining room for the ultimate old-world vibe. A Theater District mainstay.