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Best Pre-Show Restaurants Around Beacon Theatre

December 17 2019 | Dining

If you have plans to see a show at the Beacon Theatre, don’t forget about dinner! 

Modern Mediterranean food is the main fare at the stylish restaurant, Tessa (349 Amsterdam Ave.). Drawing on inspiration from Italy and southern France, generous portions and food quality are to be expected from this modern-day tavern. A spacious bar serves fresh cocktails, complete with a thoughtful wine selection and 10 beers on tap. 

For something a bit more cozy, Salumeria Rosi (283 Amsterdam Ave.) effortlessly blends neighborhood salami-shop vibes with romantic date night ambiance. Go for the fresh pasta; the gnocchi is particularly memorable. Seats are limited at this Italian restaurant, so reserve your spot ahead of time or arrive for an early dinner. Portions are perfect for a satisfying meal without any leftovers, which is ideal for your pre-show plans.

If you have dinner plans with a vegetarian or you’re a plant-based eater yourself, Hummus Place (205 Amsterdam Ave.) is a sort of herbivore rite-of-passage on the Upper West Side. The Israeli vegetarian eatery celebrates hummus and schmears, with shakshuka and other straight-forward plates. The service here is fast, so it’s an especially good choice if you’re pressed for time.

Looking for pre-show magic with unexpected cuisine? The internationally-acclaimed Burke and Wills (226 W. 79th St.) might be right for the palate. Enjoy Australian fare, from simple sardine starters to a fancy kangaroo burger.

The Beacon Bar couldn’t be more convenient for a light bite and drinks before the show. Located right next door, it's an easy spot for a thoughtful selection of wines, beer, cocktails, coffee, espresso, and more.

Hotel Beacon on the Upper West Side is ideal for families. Apartment-style rooms with fully-equipped kitchenettes and spacious closets offer you and your little ones space to unwind. Plus, it’s located in the Upper West Side, a laid-back, picturesque neighborhood in Manhattan. Read more about our rooms and accommodations.