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Theater District

  1. controversies
    Esca’s Revenue Dropped 30 Percent After Mario Batali Scandal BrokeChef Dave Pasternack has bought the seafood restaurant outright with plans to revamp.
  2. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Theater District Restaurant in New YorkBecause the “dinner” part of “dinner and a show” shouldn’t be taken lightly.
  3. Closings
    The End of Café Edison, Times Square’s Last Real RestaurantThe beloved Theater District diner will close at the end of the year.
  4. Revivals
    Illuminated Kiosks May Bring Diners Back to Restaurant RowBright lights, pretheater dining.
  5. Openings
    Bijou Brings Utensil-Free Dining to the Theater DistrictCafeteria’s owner is opening a Stuart Street nightclub.
  6. Bookshelf
    Another Danny Meyer Cookbook?Plus, no line at the theater district Shake Shack this past weekend.
  7. User’s Guide
    A Handy Guide to the Shake Shack WaitHow long can you expect to wait?
  8. Spot Checks
    How Long for a Shack Burger in Midtown?Just how bad are the lines at the Shake Shack’s new theater district location?
  9. Openings
    First Look at the Theater District Shake Shack, Open TodayNew concretes and tables made from old bowling-alley lanes.
  10. Openings
    Shack Attack: Shake Shack Theater District Opens MondayLine lovers, rejoice!
  11. Slideshows
    First Look at Vapiano, Serving Up Lobster Pasta in the Transportation BuildingCheck out our slideshow of the restaurant’s interior.
  12. Openings
    Shake Shack Theater District Aims to Open in Next WeeksThe latest location will serve a Doughnut Plant concrete.
  13. Menus
    What to Eat at Vapiano, Bringing Casual Italian to the Theater DistrictEntrees top out at $11.95 at the new Transportation Building eatery.
  14. Openings
    Look for Todd English’s Burger Bar in MarchThe spot will open three years after we originally reported on it.
  15. Openings
    Vapiano Finally Finds a Boston HomeThe Italian chain will open in the Transportation Building in February.
  16. The Other Critics
    Good News for Italian in the SuburbsPlus: Mat Schaffer on Allston’s international eats, and MC Slim JB finds Maria’s Taqueria perfectly fine, all in our weekly restaurant review roundup.
  17. Openings
    Terrazza Toscana Brings Rooftop Dining to Theater DistrictA flashy Italian newcomer around the corner from the humble Chez Napoléon.
  18. NewsFeed
    Le Madeleine May Move to Rene Pujol Space, But Will Anybody Notice?The owner of Le Madeleine will be taking over the space Rene Pujol — a move bound to confuse diners for years to come.
  19. NewsFeed
    René Pujol Closes, Victim of the Times (and Theater Strike)File this under the It Was Bound to Happen Department if you must, but we still feel bad about it: Theater-district mainstay René Pujol, which served heavy French food to happy customers for more than 30 years, went out of business Sunday. “We needed a strong fall, and it was a little weaker than we hoped, and the Broadway strike really hurt us,” explains executive chef Vincent Purdy. “We were an established, mature business, but Sunday was our last night.” Purdy and René Pujol’s other employees ran the restaurant as a cooperative for three years, and such arrangements tend to ward off potential backers. We have lost yet another one of the formal, conservative, vaguely geriatric French restaurants that used to dominate midtown. Related: Marxist Meals Served at Co-op Eateries
  20. Mediavore
    Theater-District Restaurants Saved; Bobby Van, Tragic Steak Man, DiesWith the Broadway strike officially settled, area restaurants breathe a collective sigh of relief. [NYT] Related: Theater Strike Could Drop Curtain on Midtown Restaurants Bobby Van, “who had unhealthy appetite for booze and cocaine” and was forced out of his own steakhouse business years ago, died on Tuesday as an obscure taxi driver out in Long Island. [NYP] After a few paparazzi sneaked into Socialista to confront Penélope Cruz & Co., Armin Amiri confiscated their memory cards and returned them to the sultry star. [NYP]
  21. Mediavore
    Theater-District Restaurants May Lay Off Workers; Where the Chefs GoAfter three weeks of declining customers, theater-district restaurants fear layoffs. [NYP] Related: Theater Strike Could Drop Curtain on Midtown Restaurants Chefs including Tom Colicchio, Nicole Kaplan, and Marco Canora reveal where they really eat in the city (think Wing Wong and Bellavitae). [Diner’s Journal/NYT] From the in-laws to the office party, a list of restaurants to turn to for every holiday scenario.[Strong Buzz]
  22. NewsFeed
    Theater Strike Could Drop Curtain on Midtown RestaurantsThe fuel that fires the midtown’s restaurant economy is, like electricity or natural gas, indispensable. It’s that bustling, shuffling mass we like to call tourists, and with 27 theaters currently dark thanks to a stagehand strike, the tourism machine may be poised to shudder and stop. “The strike has a huge effect on us,” bemoans Insieme chef Marco Canora. “That’s like 40 percent of our business.” Thanks to Insieme’s high repute, the place gets a good seating between pre- and post-theater, but other restaurants are even more vulnerable.
  23. Back of the House
    One of the Last Great Old-Time Restaurateurs, Vincent Sardi Jr., Dead at 91 The Times has lavished a lengthy obituary on Vincent Sardi Jr., one of the last great old-time restaurateurs. Sardi died today in a Vermont hospital at age 91. His eponymous theater-district restaurant was the nerve center of the Broadway world for decades; no celebrity chef, design team, or carefully cultivated staff could create the kind of atmosphere that he produced with the sheer warmth and vigor of his personality. Like everyone else, we’re sorry to see Mr. Sardi go. Owner of Sardi’s Restaurant Dies at 91 [NYT]
  24. big tip
    Where Should I Eat in the Theater District?Daniel Breaker, Hamilton’s Aaron Burr, shares his favorite places to grab a preperformance bite.