Head to any of these fun spots for dinner and a show in NYC.
Pre-theatre meals and post-Broadway dinners are fixtures of New York City life and culture. But if you’re looking for a two-in-one experience, the city has plenty of options as well. Perhaps you’d like to solve a mystery with your fellow diners while nibbling on a truffle appetizer platter, or maybe listening to a live jazz band and dining on Italian comfort food is more your speed. No matter which kind of entertainment you prefer, these unique hot spots are some of the best places to go for dinner and a show in NYC.
Truffles Mystery, 349 W 46th St
When you want an entertaining night filled with jazz, dinner, and a murder case to solve, Truffles Mystery has it all under one roof. This interactive experience begins with you (the diners) being invited to a gala, where the Donati family will be auctioning off a legendary two-pound truffle. Once the auction is over, however, someone ends up dead, and it’s up to you to figure out who did it – all while tucking into a three-course dinner.
Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway
If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, then a night at Carolines on Broadway is a must. This iconic comedy nightclub features well-known headliners every week like Heather McDonald and Kevin Nealon, and their dinner menu goes above and beyond that of a typical NYC comedy club. Think grilled salmon, New York strip steak, baby back ribs, and strawberry shortcake.
Birdland Jazz Club, 315 W 44th St
All jazz aficionados have heard of Birdland. When the original Broadway location opened in 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner, and Count Basie recorded the infamous “Lullaby of Birdland” live at the club with his big band. Today, New Yorkers can pay homage to the city’s rich history of jazz by visiting Birdland for dinner and a show. The jazz club menu is inspired by southern and Creole flavors and features dishes like crispy smoked pork belly, popcorn shrimp, southern-style mac and cheese, and New Orleans-style seafood gumbo.
Joe’s Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette St
Located at the Public Theater, Joe’s Pub is more than a unique hot spot for New Yorkers – it’s an absolute New York City gem. As a non-profit music venue dedicated to supporting Gotham’s artists, Joe’s Pub shines a spotlight on the city’s creative community and allows audiences to enjoy a variety of performances while sipping on cocktails and splurging on elevated pub fare like mini lobster rolls or smoked cauliflower cassoulet.
Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 W 54th St Cellar
Broadway lovers, this dinner and a show is for you! Feinstein’s/54 Below is a New York City supper club combining performances by Broadway stars with world-class dining. Having undergone a reinvention by several Tony Award-winning producers, the club is now partnered with Chef Lynn Bound and offers an elegant 1920s ambiance, classic American cuisine, and incredible entertainment. You’ll be humming show tunes for weeks.
Have you tried any of these spots for dinner and a show in NYC?
Caroline’s photo via the business.