Heading to Theater 511 this spring to catch Playing Hot? Why not make a night out of it? Our trusty neighborhood expert, Morgan Dubin, scoured Hell’s Kitchen for the best dinner, drink, and entertainment options, with a special focus on spots with an extra NOLA twist. We’re pleased to share them with you today:
Bourbon Street Bar & Grille
346 W 46th St
Hurricane cocktails and Cajun eats enliven this Big Easy-inspired pub a few blocks from Times Square, and a ~15 minute walk from the venue.
236 W. 52nd St
Cuban cooking *and* live Cuban music fuel the festive old-Havana vibe at this circa-1963 spot. Havana Social on 10th Ave is now closed, but Victor’s makes up for the loss!
10 Columbus Circle
Upscale, intimate jazz club in Lincoln Center serving Southern-accented fare and themed cocktails. You have to time the night right to make this work: prime-time sets are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm each night, but there’s always the Late Night Sessions Tuesday-Saturday at 11:15pm.
331 W. 51st St
Relaxed spot for Lowcountry Southern fare including weekend brunch with cocktails and live music.
Totto Ramen Hell’s Kitchen
464 W. 51st St
Buzzy nook with counter and table seating known for Japanese noodle soups & pork buns.
Lillie’s Victorian Establishment
249 W. 49th St
Over-sized restaurant and bar with a menu of classic American and British dishes in a Victorian setting.
Black Tap Craft Burger & Beers
136 W. 55th St
Creative gourmet burgers, modern sides, milkshakes and draft beers served in a small, hip space. These are the milkshakes you’ve seen on Instagram.