Looking for recommendations for a place to eat before an 8pm curtain at 45th and 8th. We don't mind traveling a distance if there is a must try place outside of the the theater district. Looking to spend 150pp or less before alcohol/tax/tip. Basically willing to spend up to 150 for the right place, but also interested in cheaper places if the food is great. Ideally wanting to have either Italian, French, or American cuisine. First choice would be italian, but it doesn't seem like there are too many great italian places nearby. Trip is in mid-June, so hopefully it's not too soon to exclude all those restaurants that book up fast. Places we have enjoyed in the past include Del Posto, Balthazar, Thalia, and ABC Kitchen, but we would like to try somewhere new.
I've been looking through the previous threads, and have compiled a list of a few places I thought might be good based on previous comments, and I would love any comments or other suggestions.
Osteria Al Doge