Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Broadway Tickets and dinner too

It seems like we get lots of people visiting New York City that want to know about good places to eat before the theatre. They purchase their theatre tickets for Broadway from Applause www.applause-tickets.com then we often make suggestions for dining.

We wanted to let visitors to the city know about the great restaurants on 9th avenue, between 43rd and 55th streets that serve great food, have resonable prices, stellar service and manage to get people to enjoy a great meal and get to the theatre on time as well. Some of the restaurants are on 8th avenue or between 8th and 9th avenues in the theatre district.

One of my personal favorites is a place we love called Lattanzi at 361 west 46th street, between 8th and 9th avenues. They have a very nice pre theatre menu as well as a wonderful selection of Italian specialties. It is a little pricey for a theatre district restaurant but the food was so delicious. We also noted the excellent service from the moment we stepped foot in their door till we left for the theatre.

Another great place in the theatre district to enjoy a great meal is Pietrasanta at 683 Ninth Avenue at 47th street. This great little find is a small restaurant that serves a very hearty traditonal Italian meal. The pasta dishes are amazing, their homemade bread "to die for". Pietrasanta does a great job getting everyone in and out to make their Broadway shows with great ease. Try it, I guarantee you will love the food and have a great time.

For the seroius steak lover, we just had a terrific meal at Del Frisco's located at 1221 Sixth Avenue at 49th street. This is a very busy place where the 9-5 crowd congregate after work for drinks and good food. The steak cuts are huge and the service is outstanding. This is somewhat pricey, as most steak houses are but they have a nice $39.95 pre theatre menu for those on a budget.

If you are planning on seeing a Broadway show and need tickets or just some good advice on great places to eat, give me a call at Applause Theatre and Entertainment Service, 311 west 43rd street, between 8th and 9th avenues. Our phone number is 212-307-7050 or email me directly at rich@applause-tickets.com . Best wishes, Rich Gladstone,The Ticket Man

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