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The best pre-theater restaurant near Circle in the Square Theatre

For nearly 70 years, across three homes, Circle in the Square has enthralled NYC theater goers with a long series of legendary shows. In 1970, the company moved to its present location, alongside The Gershwin Theater in Paramount Plaza.

Now featuring Once on This Island, starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, the Circle in the Square offers a "thrust" stage that brings the audience much closer to the action than a traditional Broadway Theater. 

Just a few blocks away from Circle in the Square, you find The Distillery, which offers outstanding  food, for a reasonable price, in an un-rushed atmosphere. Soon, you’ll share the view of those who wrote the stellar reviews 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," "share-able appetizers" and "the Chicken and Waffles sandwich hit the spot! We are also a family friendly restaurant, with a kids menu and a comfortable atmosphere.

Best of all, visit The Distillery with a ticket stub from that day’s show at Circle in the Square and we’ll give you 10% off your check.

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.."

We are also a rare upscale, family friendly restaurant near Times Square, with a kids menu and a comfortable atmosphere.

The Distillery is located on 9th Avenue, between 52nd & 53rd, close to Times Square, Terminal 5, Broadway's theater district, Lincoln Center, and every major subway. We serve Happy Hour weekdays from 4 - 8 PM and Brunch weekends from 11 AM - 4 PM. We have handcrafted cocktails, an outstanding wine list, 24 craft beers on tap and food until 2 AM every night. 

Stop by for $10 Lunch Specials weekdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, and Weekend Brunch from 11 AM - 4 PM.  Our back room is perfect for parties, meetings, and private events year-round, with no room fee.

Call us at 212.767.0077 for reservations.

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