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One of the best restaurants near the Gershwin Theatre

"Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz," is among the most popular shows in recent Broadway history, staged at the Gershwin Theatre at 222 W. 51st St.  

Wicked is unique and fun, and a compelling commentary on friendship and love. This combination is part of what earned the show three Tony Awards in 2004. writes, “Long before Dorothy drops in, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of how these two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.” 

With tickets in hand, it's time to find the best restaurant near The Gershwin Theatre. That is an easy one - The Distillery.  Many of your fellow fans will hit restaurants near Broadway — but you know better. In “Ten Things Not to Do in New York City,” wrote “we don’t understand why anyone bothers to eat in Times Square. The chains are exactly the same as the ones in the suburbs—just more expensive.” What does suggest as an alternative? The wonderful restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen!

The Distillery is just a 5 minute walk away from the Gershwin Theatre, at 785 9th Ave., near 52nd St. When you enter, shout "Glinda sent me," show us your Wicked tickets and we'll give you 10% off your check. Our dinner menu offers something for everyone: a delightful mix of mouthwatering entrees and sophisticated pub fare. We are a family friendly restaurant near the Gershwin Theatre, offering a kids' menu. We also offer lunch specials and the best brunch near Times Square on Saturday and Sunday.

Call us at 212.767.0077 for reservations, or click here to reserve on OpenTable.

We'll have you in and out much quicker than the Times Square chain restaurants will, and then it's a leisurely five-minute stroll over to the Gershwin Theatre - just the right length to digest your meal!

Soon, you’ll share the view of those who wrote the stellar reviews of The Distillery on Open Table, with phrases such as "great experience pre-theatre," "Service was efficient but not rushed," "a fabulous vegetarian option!," and "cocktail menu is amazing," "shareable appetizers" "the Chicken and Waffles sandwich hit the spot!" and "Service was excellent and the back room for dining allowed our group to have a conversation. I would absolutely recommend this place for a pre- theater restaurant."