Destination Directory

Dinner and a Show!

There's a new crop of shows coming to Broadway this spring, from macabre and mythic to rock 'n' roll and romance! Broadway has something for all kinds of tastes.

And if you want to make an evening of it, take a look at our picks below for the best places to dine, no matter what show you're seeing!

dinner-and-a-show-Temptations

Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations and Hard Rock Cafe
Spend an evening immersed in rock music history! If you're seeing this electrifying new musical about the meteoric rise of the Temptations, pair it with a trip to the Hard Rock Cafe (1501 Broadway). A destination in its own right, Hard Rock Cafe is right in the center of Times Square, just a couple blocks away from the Imperial Theatre. Dine surrounded by an amazing collection of rock and roll memorabilia, then jump back in time with Ain't Too Proud.

dinner-and-a-show-Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice and Toloache
Before you see this Tim Burton classic brought to life, shake shake shake señora at Toloache (251 W 50th Street) with some authentic Mexican fare. The restaurant is known for its surprisingly delicious grasshopper tacos—don't worry, the menu boasts plenty of fantastic, non-creepy-crawly options as well—and it's just around the corner from the Winter Garden Theatre.

dinner-and-a-show-Hadestown

Hadestown and Uncle Nicks
Hadestown follows the intertwining Greek myths of young lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, and rulers of the underworld Hades and Persephone. Start your evening off with dinner at Uncle Nicks (747 9th Avenue), traditional Greek food in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. Make sure you leave with a full stomach: You're about to trek all the way to the underworld and back.

dinner-and-a-show-MoulinRouge

Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Marseille
Get ready to travel back in time to turn of the century Paris with a romantic dinner at Marseille (630 Ninth Avenue). This incredible French-Mediterranean restaurant just down the street from the Al Hirschfeld Theatre is the perfect place to start your night before you immerse yourself in a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and—above all things—love.

dinner-and-a-show-Tootsie

Tootsie and Sardi's
If you're a star in the making, there's no better show to see than Tootsie—and no better place for dinner than Sardi's (234 W 44th Street). Since it opened in 1927, hundreds of stars–Broadway and otherwise—have dined in this New York staple, surrounded by the more than 1,300 caricatures that adorn the walls. There's no better place to see and be seen, so take a page out of Michael Dorsey's book and get yourself discovered!

There you have it. The perfect place for dinner, no matter what show you're seeing. So, what are you waiting for—book your tickets now!

Written by Christine Nyland, Courtesy of Broadway Inbound.

This article was republished with permission and originally appeared at Broadway Inbound.

Photos couresty of Broadway Inbound. 


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