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Manhattan-Midtown West

Catching a Broadway show is always at the top of the list of requests from family and friends when they visit. Making sure that evening includes a great place to grab dinner as well as a drink afterward is just as important. There are always a ton of great shows in rotation on Broadway. It’s harder to find a great place to grab a drink after the show in the heart of Midtown Manhattan that doesn’t feel over priced or overly touristy, thankfully I know just the place!

Emily R.Emily R.

Emily is a singer, teacher and mother who knows Manhattan. There are few things she enjoys more than spending a fall day in Central Park with her family. A close second is a tall coffee and a Brooklyn Blackout from Two Little Red Hens.

Sushi of Gari 46Restaurants & Cafes
Creative sushi with an acclaimed chef's choice omakase menu
(212) 957-0046website
347 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

While there’s no shortage of restaurants in Midtown they often come in two very predictable forms. There are a ton of great steak houses and fancy restaurants full of corporate dinner parties and also a ton of very touristy spots with huge cavernous locations. Neither feel like that capture the best of the New York dining scene. I prefer Sushi of Gari when looking for a pre theater dinner. This is the midtown out post of a New York / Japan chain by Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio. So many creative dishes that blend a world of flavors and excellent sushi and located on 46th street it’s very accessible to almost any theater.

Broadway Show at Brooks Atkinson TheatreTheatre
1,069-seat Broadway theater, built in 1926, that hosts a wide range of dramas, comedies & musicals.
(212) 719-4099website
256 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Three blocks north is the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where the Broadway show “Waitress” is showing. It doesn’t matter where you sit in the audience; all the seats have a great view of the show. It’s an intimate space and the architecture is beautiful. If you’re a fan of any of the cast make sure you stick around afterwards- sometimes they come out after the show for a meet & greet.

CasellulaBars & Lounges
Wine bar offering small plates and cheeses | Cozy rustic setting
(212) 247-8137website
401 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

After the show when you’ve made your way through the theater doors and back on to the street you will inevitably look around and ask yourselves, “well is there anywhere to grab a drink around here”. You’ll look left and right and then be inclined to conclude, “nope”. Don’t worry. Head just a few blocks north to 52nd and 9th where you’ll find Casellula. It’s a small cozy space that is very un-Midtown and a great place to debrief after the show over wine and a few small plates. Also if you’re a lover of cheese, they have you covered.

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