Restaurants in the Theater District

A waiter takes an order at the famous

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Theater District restaurants have their work cut out for them. Not only do they need to provide good food at a good price, they have to be able to deliver it in time for you to get to the theater before the curtain rises. While it’s true that many restaurants in the neighborhood—whose boundaries we have defined as 41st and 53rd streets, Ninth and Seventh avenues—fall short on one or more of those criteria, there are dozens of places where you can enjoy a genuinely good meal. The restaurants listed here range from inexpensive burger joints to ethnic eateries to established bistros. What they all have in common is that they offer value for the money.

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    Schnipper's Quality Kitchen $ | American, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Restaurant 620 Eighth Ave. (at 41st Street) New York High-quality burger-stand fare, in a slick, industrial-chic setting. Besides burgers, dogs, fries and “handcrafted” shakes, there are sandwiches (tuna salad, grilled four cheeses, BLT), fish tacos, sloppy Joes, mac and cheese and grown-up salads (beet and goat cheese, fig and blue cheese, Asian chicken). Kid-friendly.