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The best restaurant near New World Stages

We once watched a graduation speech in which the speaker explained that our life is determined by a series of choices we make, which turn into habits we form, which in the aggregate profoundly affect our life.

For example, let’s say you’re leaving the New World Stages and want to find a great meal or drink. You can turn right, towards the familiar environs of Times Square, where you can find uninspiring franchises of national chains, with no character or local color. Or you can turn left – to the less familiar environs of Ninth Avenue – and find The Distillery. 

Right, you find Applebees and TGI Friday, and continue your habit of waiting in line to pay too much money for bad food; left you find The Distillery, and start a new habit of eating gourmet food, for a reasonable price, in an unrushed 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!

Visit The Distillery with a ticket stub from that day’s show at New World Stages and we’ll give you 10% off your check.

The New World Stages Theaters offers some terrific shows for families, which we heartily welcome at The Distillery, with a kids' menu and plenty of comfortable seating.

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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