Photo: Avra Rockefeller Center
With Broadway back and new shows debuting, here are ten places worth hitting up if you are heading to a show.
Avra Rockefeller Center
This new Greek spot with towering ceilings is offering show-stopping seafood from Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. Visitors will also find Greek specialties along with steaks and chops. If you are heading to an early show, there is a 3-Course Prix Fix for from 11:30am to 4:30pm.
Photo: Le Rock/Gentl + Hyers
If you are looking for a night on the town, give Le Rock a try from the folks behind Frenchette. The stylish space features raw bar selections, French classics like escargots, Cote de Boeuf, and Bison au Poivre. From the bar comes cocktails like the Sirocco with tequila, lime and harissa salt.
Gabriel Kreuther, named after its chef, offers elevated Alsatian-inspired fare. 3-course and 4-course prix fix menus are offered. Options include Foie Gras Terrine & Marcona Almond Praline, Artichoke & Four Cheese Raviolis, and Trout Cooked on Cedar Wood. For dessert, there's something called “Cherry Soup.”
Photo: Marea/Daniel Krieger
Marea, which means “tide” in Italan, is a perennial favorite located near Central Park. Executive Chef Lauren DeSteno emphasizes seafood with dishes like sea urchin crostini, “Scampi on Scampi” with langostine tartare, and Tasmanian sea trout crudi. There’s also a large selection of pastas and risotto.
Legasea Bar and Grill at the Moxy Times Square is a lively spot for food and drink in a Rockwell Group designed space. The menu offers things like Spicy Crab Beignets, Jersey Roast Pork Sliders and Legasea Fried Chicken with hot honey and buttermilk biscuits. Grilled options include a 24-oz Bone-In Ribeye.
L’Amico explores Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel’s passion for American fare with Italian influences. Think wood-fired pizzas in flavorful combinations like sweet sausage with caramelized fennel to smoked prosciutto. Other offerings include seafood agnolotti, blackened scallops and wood oven roasted chicken.
Photo: Skirt Steak
Having trouble deciding what to eat? Skirt Steak makes it easy. The menu is as simple as the minimalist setting. Skirt steak with Béarnaise sauce, field greens, and unlimited fries are offered. A cauliflower steak is available upon request. From the dessert cart comes a delicious selection of pies and cakes.
Brooklyn Chop House
Feeling adventurous? Head to Stratis Morfogen’s Brooklyn Chop House in Times Square. Guests can treat themselves to a Porterhouse for two alongside a plate of Reuben dumplings in this multi-level space. Other options include Long Island Peking Duck and Alaskan King Crab Legs. A pre-theatre menu is also available.
If you are looking for a departure from traditional Theater District fare, you might want to land a table at Peachy Keen. This bright, energetic space with friendly staff is the perfect spot for plates of Disco Tots, Pork Belly & Grits, and fun-filled cocktails like the Rhinestone Cowgirl, Disco Sally and Trippie Hippie.
It doesn't get more New York this. Junior’s in Times Square is a sprawling space decked out in its signature orange color. Junior’s, which has been around since 1950, serves everything from classic deli sandwiches to Hungarian Goulash and Southern Fried Chicken. Be sure to save some room for its world famous cheesecake!