If you want to catch The Mentor Project at Cherry Lane Theater, or a Flamenca performance at Lucille Lortel Theater, you can grab a substantial dinner at Employees Only before the show. The cocktail bar and restaurant has just instituted an early bird prix fixe, with seating at 6 p.m., for those who need to make curtain time.
The three-course menu includes starters like bone marrow poppers (!), and potato gnocchi with chestnuts and shitakes, mains such as cavatelli with pork sausage and arugula, and paprika prawns with spaetzle. Desserts include butterscotch and mascarpone cheesecake and chocolate-banana bread pudding.
The three courses are $35, and reservations are required.
Plus, if you’re in the mood for a pre-show martini, Employees Only makes one of the best in the city.
510 Hudson Street