Theater district picks
Broadway shows and top cuisine are two of New York’s proudest accomplishments. So why not combine the two?
Here are some eateries in or around the theater district that make the cut.Toloache Bistro Mexicano
251 W. 50th St.,
The classy yet laid-back atmosphere and friendly service make this Mexican spot stand out. The menu offers several varieties of guacamole, ceviche, small plates, tacos and more. There’s a three-course prix-fixe lunch available for $24. A weekend brunch menu includes salads, quesadillas and soups. Prices range from $9 to $27. Becco
355 W. 46th St.,
If Italian is more your style, try the Lidia Bastianich-owned Becco, best known for its prix-fixe lunch ($17.95) and dinner ($22.95), which include unlimited servings of three daily pastas. There are two wine lists: The Becco Wine List, where all selections are $25, and the Becco Reserve Wine List, with pricier choices. Clubhouse Cafe
155 W. 46th St.,
This is the closest you’ll get to a kosher bar. The eatery, from the owners of upscale steakhouse Le Marais, offers tasty dishes such as duck empanadas ($9) lamb sliders ($15) and spicy beef chili ($16.50), in a dark (sometimes loud) atmosphere. Try the sangria and special daily cocktails.
250 W. 47th St., btwn Broadway and Eighth aves., 212-730-4535
The elegant white furnishings of Scarlatto complement its brick walls, creating a classic feel. The Italian restaurant offers a Pre-Theater menu available from 4 p.m everyday. For $29.95, guests can choose from a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. A prix-fixe lunch ($14.95) includes an appetizer and entree. Meat and fish dishes, such as the Dentice Alle Erbe (pan seared red snapper marinated in herbs and garlic sautéed mixed vegetables) and the Scaloppine al Limone (Veal Scaloppine in lemon, cappers sauce, garlic sautéed spinach), range from $11-$24.
Osteria al DogeBlue Fin
142 W. 44th St.,
Under the light of rustic chandeliers, this Venetian restaurant feels elegant. One of the many pizzas, such as pizza al prosciutto, with arugula and prosciutto, is sure to catch your eye. Pizzas and pastas range from $15 to $22; and fish and meat from $19 to $32.
W Hotel Times Square, 1567 Broadway, at 47th St.,
This hotel spot is known for its fresh raw bar and sushi. The lunch and dinner raw bar menu features oysters, clams, shrimp and shellfish tiers. Appetizers are $9-$15 and entrees $24-$38.