Eating Out Near Beautiful
Beautiful tells the story of Carole King, legendary singer-songwriter, and how she went from Brooklyn Girl to Superstar. But before you head to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to take it all in, grab a bite to eat at these local favorites.
1. Quick Bites
Maoz Vegetarian – Located on 7th Avenue at 42nd Street is Maoz Vegetarian, a minimalist place to grab tasty Mediterranean fare. Enjoy fresh falafel, hummus, and serve-yourself toppings in this spare, but functional, setting. Grab food to go or eat at the counter -- either way, you’ll be satisfied in no time.
2. Moderate Bites
Lillie’s Victorian Establishment – There’s two locations, one in Union Square, and one at 249 West 49th Street in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre district. Offering a menu of eclectic American and British Fare, Lillie’s boasts an extensive beer menu as well as a plus and unique Victorian setting.
The Brooklyn Diner – The Brooklyn Diner also has two locations, one on 57th street and one at 155 West 43rd Street. With a cheeseburger deluxe that was voted the Best of New York by New York Magazine, The Brooklyn Diner gives you the feeling of going back to the old neighborhood to enjoy the classics.
3. Fancy Bites
Hakkasan – Voted one of the Theatre Districts best High-End Restaurants by Zagat, Hakkasan showcases modern Cantonese cuisine on 43rd Street and 8th Avenue. This is a London-based chain, with other locations across the country in San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, and Miami. You will definitely want to snag a pre-theatre reservation, and make sure to give yourself plenty of time to take in the sleek, modern atmosphere and extensive cocktail offerings.