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A Baker’s Dozen Pre-Theatre Eats: Near The Public Theater


By Bonnie Tandy Leblang       





Our second post answering the question “Where should I eat?” when heading to theatre offers places not too far — by New York City standards — from The Public at 425 Lafayette Street.

Acme  9 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
acmenyc.com; 212-203-2121
Good food in a noisy environment.

Atla  372 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
atlanyc.com;  646-837-6464
A modern neighborhood Mexican restaurant from chef Enrique Olvera (Cosme).

Bleecker Kitchen & Co. 643 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
www.bleeckerkitchen.com; 1 212-253-7467
A neighborhood American restaurant with good simple food.

Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen


Cafe Standard 25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003
www.standardhotels.com; 1 212-475-5700
The cafe at the Standard Hotel when you don’t have time for Narcissa (also in the hotel)

Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen 87 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
coopersnyc.com; 646-606-2384
Good innovative food, craft beer and friendly service in a warm bar-like setting.

il Buco Alimentari & Vineria  53 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
www.ilbucovineria.com; 212-837-2622
A pricey Italian eatery and wine bar with good food.

Joe’s Pub 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
www.joespub.com; 212-539-8778
The restaurant at The Public.

Lafayette  380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
www.lafayetteny.com; 212-533-3000
Andrew Carmelini’s everyday French restaurant in NoHo.

Narcissa Restaurant


McSorleys Old Ale House 15 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
mcsorleysoldalehouse.nyc; 212-473-9148
The oldest still existing licensed pub in America; go for the fun atmosphere not the food. Bring cash.

Narcbar  25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003
www.narcbar.com; 212-441-3555
The newest bar at the Standard Hotel with a limited menu. Good for a quick light bite.

Narcissa Restaurant 25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003
www.narcissarestaurant.com; 212-228-3344
A not to be missed restaurant offering — among other goodies — fabulous veggie dishes.

Porsena 21 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
porsena.com; 212-228-4923
Sara Jenkin’s sit-down Italian restaurant.

Tim Ho Wan  85 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
www.timhowanusa.com; 212-228-2800
A dim sum restaurant that’s “the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant.”

Tim Ho Wan





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