One thing in advance: you have a huge choice of restaurants not far from Al Hirschfeld Theater. It is located in the heart of Manhattan, in the Theater District to be exact. Contrary to the assumption that many restaurants near Times Square are quite bad and only for tourists, there are some exceptions.
I’ll tell you about the nicest restaurants that offer a great atmosphere and good food in this article. They are perfect if you want to get in the mood for Moulin Rouge (which is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theater).
These are My Personal Restaurant Tips near Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Patrón is the perfect place to go for dinner and cocktails in Hell’s Kitchen NYC. They even have an outdoor heated patio for those cold winters. Their specialty is to serve cocktails in Patrón bottles, such as their self-explanatory drink ‘Patrón in a bottle’ which has a frozen margarita with flavorings and a short and a half of Patron, and ‘Party over here’ which is a frozen margarita with mango, strawberry, and blue curacao.
The brunch at Patrón is also popular with their traditional huevos rancheros as one of their best sellers. The Huevos rancheros come with two crispy corn tortillas, two fried eggs, black beans, sour cream, queso fresco, tomatillo salsa, salsa guajillo, and a house salad.
02 La Masseria
This popular Italian restaurant, located in the heart of the city, offers the perfect combination of delicious cuisine and a cozy, intimate atmosphere.
The menu features a variety of dishes spanning meats, seafood, and vegetarian options, all cooked to perfection and served with the freshest ingredients. Whether you opt for a classic pasta dish or a succulent seafood entree, you can be sure that your meal will be nothing short of extraordinary.
And when it comes time for dessert, La Masseria has a selection of sweet treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Whether you choose a decadent tiramisu or a creamy gelato, you’ll be sure to end your meal on a delicious note.
03 Bacall's Family Steakhouse
Bacall’s Family Steakhouse is one of the most highly regarded restaurants in NYC, known for its delicious steaks and romantic ambiance. Located in the heart of Manhattan, Bacall’s is the perfect spot for a special dinner with your loved one.
The restaurant offers a wide selection of succulent steaks, including filet mignon, ribeye, and New York strip, all cooked to perfection and served with your choice of sides. In addition to the steaks, Bacall’s also has a selection of seafood dishes, including lobster tail and pan-seared salmon, as well as vegetarian options.
04 Carmine's Italian Restaurant
I love the concept of Carmine’s: the portions are huge and – like an Italian family meal – are meant to be shared. Just put them in the middle of the table, add a glass of red wine and you feel like in Italy! The waiters are super-nice and the restaurant itself is suitable for families with children. I was there with my family (2 children) and both of my friends were delighted.
05 Havana Central
Havana Central is a popular Cuban restaurant located in NYC that is known for its delicious food, lively atmosphere, and fun, tropical vibe. Havana Central is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique and memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one.
The restaurant offers a variety of traditional Cuban dishes, such as mojo-marinated roasted pork, chicken and beef empanadas, ropa vieja, and a selection of vegetarian options. In addition to the main dining room, Havana Central has a lively bar area perfect for sipping on cocktails and enjoying the festive atmosphere.
06 Don Antonio
Don Antonio is not just a regular pizzeria. What makes this restaurant so unique is their fried pizza! It’s super delicious and well worth a visit.