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Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

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Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

We will be in NY this Saturday with our two teens. We plan on arriving at the Empire State Bldg. at 10:00 and going to the top for the view. We have tickets for Wicked at 1:00 and would like to take a quick look at times square before getting to the theatre. Can anyone suggest if there is a good, inexpensive place to eat either near the Empire State Bldg., Times Square, or the Gershwin Theatre. We thought we might work our way closer to the theatre before eating but assume everything will be busier on a Saturday.

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1. Re: Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

ESB could have long lines (even if you have already purchased a ticket). This schedule may be too tight.

ESB stays open late. You could do it at night, after the show. Or consider doing Top of the Rock that morning instead.

Edited: 04 June 2014, 19:41
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2. Re: Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

If you do have time, you could try the Tick Tock Diner on the corner of 34th & 8th. It is a short walk (less than half a mile) from the ESB. From there it is a short ride on the subway up to 51st Street for the theatre.

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3. Re: Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

I can't see that you'll have much time to go to Times Square after ESB and before the theatre. That time frame would make me nervous, you should get to the theater at least half an hour beforehand if you have to collect your tickets.

But, maybe after the theater wander over to Hell's Kitchen. So much to choose from there, just wander 9th/10th Ave and see what grabs you. Some of my favourites:

Pure Thai - Thai

Mercato - Italian

Danji - Korean (one Michelin star, but very relaxed and unassuming)

Empanada Mama - empanadas!

Gazala Place - boureckas!

Ippudo - excellent Ramen

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4. Re: Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

Thank you for your suggestions, we decided to skip the ESB and go another time. Any suggestions for an inexpensive café, diner or bakery are appreciated since we will have more time.

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5. Re: Quick lunch near Empire State Bldg. or Gershwin Theatre

5 Napkin Burger

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Don Antonio for pizza

http://donantoniopizza.com/

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