A group of four looking for good dining options before seeing Come From Away at the Schoenfeld Theater on a Thursday evening. I would guess that dinner would be in the early time slot of 5:30 so that we have time to eat at a moderate pace and get to the theater with time to spare. Requests by the party are good fish and salads. I think 2 of them are avoiding pasta so a place like Marea (unfortunately) is out. Want to keep the price moderate and no tasting menu only type places. I dined at Esca some time back but I don't recall anything about it other than it seeming cramped. What are the current faves of the NYCCH faithful?