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8 Top Places to Eat Near 2018 Best Musical Tony Award Nominees

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|by Amy Sapp |


Bon appetit, Tony nominees

Watching the best of Broadway works up an appetite! Here’s our roundup of top restaurants located near the Best Musical Tony nominees. From Italian feasts to delectable raw sushi bars to classic pub fare, we present the most delicious places to refuel in the Theater District.

Feast on Italian cuisine in the Theater District (Photo: iStock)

Feast on Italian cuisine in the Theater District (Photo: iStock)

Top restaurants near The Band’s Visit
Trattoria Trecolori
Enjoy a taste of Italian cuisine before sitting down for this 90-minute, award-winning musical. Trattoria Trecolori’s extensive array of wine options pairs nicely with its wide menu of pasta selections, from gnocchi and rigatoni focaccia to lasagna del giorno and tortellini all panna. This family-owned restaurant is the perfect friendly spot to fill up before seeing The Band’s Visit on Broadway. 254 W. 47th St., trattoriatrecolori.com

Blue Fin
Escape into this mystifying seafood hideaway in the middle of Times Square. The cozy, marine-themed restaurant offers underwater vibes of relaxing ocean waves, topped with twinkling lights. The menu features an array of fresh sushi, mouthwatering crab and seasoned fish. There’s also a children’s menu – perfect for pickier eaters. 1567 Broadway, bluefinnyc.com

Top restaurants near Mean Girls
Victor’s Cafe
Before laughing it up at the August Wilson Theatre, stop by Victor’s Cafe for outstanding Cuban cuisine. Victor’s Cafe offers something for every member of your party, including classic empanadas de pollo (chicken empanadas), carmines enchiladas (shrimp enchiladas) and even a unique Cuban hamburger. 236 W. 52nd St., victorscafe.com

Rosie O’Grady’s
Prepare to meet the “apex predator” (Mean Girls’ Regina George, of course) by chowing down on a rare steak or savory seafood at Rose O’Grady’s on 7th Avenue in the Theatre District. This classic New York restaurant first opened in 1973 and has continued to delight visitors with its rich pub cuisine. For those running late for their 8pm curtain call, don’t worry – the Pub at Rosie O’Grady’s offers a slightly smaller menu and a snappy setup so you won’t miss the show. 800 7th Ave., rosieogradys.com

Top restaurants near Frozen
Sardi’s
“For the first time in forever,” take a step back into the legendary restaurant to the Broadway stars, Sardi’s. This remarkable restaurant has become famous not only for its celebrated selection of foods but also for its collection of caricatures of some of Broadway’s most renowned names. When booking a reservation, be sure to take a glance at the affordable prix fixe, three-course meal options for both lunch and dinner. Sardi’s also has a bar that is perfect for those seeking a simple drink before or after a trip to Arendelle. 234 W. 44th St. #3, sardis.com

Carmine’s
Since 1990, Carmine’s has provided New Yorkers and visitors with a family-style dinner of traditional Italian dishes. As part of the communal setup, you’re invited to order a smattering of dishes that can be be shared. Some of our favorites include the chicken marsala, stuffed artichoke and eggplant parmesan. Plus, desserts are also offered family-style, so you can sample to your heart’s content. 200 W. 44th Street, carminesnyc.com

Top restaurants near SpongeBob SquarePants
Haven Rooftop
Before venturing to the depths of Bikini Bottom, why not have a delicious dinner with a rooftop view? At Haven Rooftop, dress code is business casual, so make sure you’re theater-ready before venturing up for a meal. This rooftop oasis features “modern American cuisine, craft cocktails and cool music,” so don’t miss your chance to indulge before heading next door to see SpongeBob SquarePants. 132 W. 47th St., havenrooftop.com

Tender Steak & Sushi
Pegged as “a journey for the senses,” Tender Steak & Sushi has tasty dishes from both land and sea. Before heading to the Palace Theatre, try the unique theater prix fixe meal between 5pm and 7pm to ensure that you won’t miss your trip to a pineapple under the sea. 130 W. 47th St., tendernyc.com

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