I've got theater tickets (on 44th St.) in early September and would love recommendations for a pre-theater dinner (8:00 curtain). We're looking for something elegant, French and/or Asian inspired, price is less a consideration that quality of cuisine and service. Also, a place that serves two women together as well as they serve a man and a woman -- no table by a flapping kitchen door or questions like "you two alone? or girls night out?" Questions asked even in the best of restaurants, alas.
Thanks for tips.