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One of the best restaurants near the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Saint Joan, a new production of Bernard Shaw‘s epic work, is now playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Set in 15th century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, she finds herself on trial for her life.

With tickets in hand, it's time to find the best restaurant near the Samuel J. Friedman 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,” Concierge.com 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 Concierge.com suggest as an alternative? The wonderful restaurants in nearby Hell’s Kitchen!

The Distillery is just a 5-minute walk away from the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, at 785 9th Ave., near 52nd St. When you enter, show us your 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 Times Square, 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 seven-minute stroll over to the Samuel J. Friedman 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."