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Best Restaurants Near Carnegie Hall

Published on: Oct 24, 2022
By: Kathryn Willingham
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Carnegie Hall is located at 881 7th Avenue and first opened in New York City in 1891. It has since taken on a legendary status, presenting world-class music programming and performances all year round. The building includes three venues – Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall – as well as a museum and gift shop, and tours are offered six days a week. It is close to attractions like Central Park, Rockefeller Center, New York City Center, Times Square, and Columbus Circle. Check out the Carnegie Hall website for more information about what is currently playing, and pair a show with any number of nearby restaurants!

Restaurants Closest to Carnegie Hall:

Carnegie Diner & Café

Carnegie Diner & Café is located at 205 West 57th Street near 7th Avenue. Open 7am – 12am Sunday – Thursday and 7am – 1am Fridays and Saturdays, this restaurant serves diner comfort food classics like burgers and pancakes as well as cocktails, all-day breakfast and brunch, and a pre-theater menu. Reservations available.

“One of the most delicious burgers I've had. It is definitely a really cool place, close to Central Park. The service is great and the food DELICIOUS. Highly recommend.” –Sebastian Cardozo-Valencia

Redeye Grill

Redeye Grill is an American restaurant located right across the street from Carnegie Hall at 890 7th Avenue. Open from 12pm – 9pm Sunday – Thursday and from 12pm – 10pm Friday and Saturday, this restaurant is known for upscale seafood and cocktails. Reservations available.

“Three of us stopped by for a late dinner after a show at Carnegie Hall. Service was excellent, food was delicious, and ambiance was nice. This was a Saturday evening and they had live music at the bar area. “ – Kevin Fedigan

Trattoria Dell’Arte

Trattoria Dell’Arte is an Italian restaurant located at 900 7th Avenue. Open from 12pm – 11pm Tuesday – Saturday and from 12pm – 10pm Saturday and Sunday, this restaurant is known for its antipasto bar, seafood, and Italian dishes. Reservations recommended.

“This is a fantastic restaurant and super close to Times Square, Central Park and Carnegie Hall.” – Prasad Nair

Brooklyn Diner

Brooklyn Diner is located at 212 W. 57th Street. Open daily from 8am to 10pm, this New York restaurant serves up diner favorites from cheeseburgers and pastrami sandwiches to soups and chicken pot pie. Reservations available.

“Loved this place! Visited nearly every day of my week in New York.” – Mark Sprules

Souvlaki GR

Souvlaki GR is a Greek restaurant located at 162 W. 56th Street. Open from Sunday – Thursday from 11am – 11pm and from 11am – 12am on Friday and Saturday, Souvlaki GR is known for their pitas, pitza, skewers and specials. Reservations available.

“I seriously love this place. If you are looking to go to Greece - come here. The atmosphere feels like you are there - the food is amazing - and the staff are so genuine.” – Daria C.

burger joint

burger joint is a cash-only burger place hidden inside the Thompson Central Park Hyatt Hotel on 119 W. 56th Street. In the lobby, look for a curtain and a neon sign of a burger. Open daily from 11am – 11pm, and does not take reservations.

“Truly a hidden gem! It is behind the lobby inside the hotel. Not easy to find but very much worth the hunt! Delicious hamburgers. Great fries.” –Chantal Hackett

Angelo’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Angelo’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is an Italian restaurant located at 117 W. 57th Street. Angelo’s is open daily from 11:30am – 10pm and serves pastas, salads, calzones, and pizza by the pie. For reservations, call 212-333-4333.

“Late lunch in Pizza heaven! That texture of the crust, and the fresh flavor of the veggies, the melt- in- the- mouth cheese- all astonishingly great! Was pleased they could do half a type on each side. I wished I could eat more.” –Sneha H S

Loi Estiatorio

Loi Estiatorio is a Greek restaurant located at 132 W. 58th Street that specializes in traditional Greek seafood. Open from 12pm – 10pm Monday – Friday, and 3pm – 10pm on Saturday. The a la carte menu offers vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free, and vegan options.

“A wonderful experience from the moment you walk in. The friendly service & the way the staff & owner make you feel like family is not seen much these days!! The food was amazing, very fresh & healthy with tons of flavor!! I cannot wait to go back!!” – Nicole Palacios

Quality Italian

Quality Italian is a steakhouse located on 57 W 57th Street near 6th Avenue. Open daily until 11pm, Quality Italian is known for its steaks, Italian dishes, and cocktails.

“Everything was top notch! Loved every minute of this dining experience from starters to dessert and drinks!! Bravo.” – Jenny Crawford

Halal Guys

Halal Guys is a famous street cart located at 6th Avenue and 53rd Street and serving gyros, falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush, and more. Open from 11am – 4am Sunday – Thursday and from 11am – 5:30am Friday and Saturday, this is the perfect grab-and-go option before a show.

“The best & original Halal guys. Their Gyros and sandwiches are consistently fresh and good with an unbeatable price for the NYC. Try them out.” –misagh khajehali

Pre or Post Show Cocktails:

The Carnegie Club

The Carnegie Club is a cigar lounge located at 156 W. 56th Street. Open from 2pm – 1am Tuesday – Friday, from 2pm – 2am on Saturday, and 2pm – 12am on Sunday and Monday, this club features live music and has a wide selection of cigars and scotch.

“The atmosphere here is awesome, great drinks, great selection of cigars.” – Adam Oelschlaeger

PJ Carney’s

PJ Carney’s is an Irish Pub located at 906 Seventh Avenue near 57th Street that serves traditional pub food, beer and liquor. Open 10:30am – 4am Monday – Saturday and from 10:30am – 3am on Sundays. Does not accept reservations.

“Amazing watering hole for a hot afternoon after a walk in Central Park. Great beers, laid back atmosphere, authentic NYC Irish pub.” –Nora King

Tanner Smith’s

Tanner Smith’s is a Prohibition and speakeasy themed bar located at 204 W. 55th Street. Open until 2am Sunday – Thursday and until 4am on Friday and Saturday, Tanner Smith’s serves upscale bar food, tacos, and flatbreads with craft beer and creative cocktails.

“Amazing drinks, great music, stunning decor. recommend!” – Grayce Tate

All and sundry

All and sundry is a tavern located at 312 W. 58th Street and open from 12pm – 2am Monday – Thursday, 12pm – 4am Friday, 11am – 4am Saturday, and 11am – 2am Sunday. Their daily happy hour from 12pm – 7pm includes discounted champagne and blue point oysters.

“A great new pub just off of Columbus Circle. It feels like a cafe out of London. Really cute. Menu stresses quality over quantity. Fantastic burgers, cocktails, wines and beers. And a great long bar inside. Tiles, wallpaper and antiqued mirrors inside make it less trendy and more classic. May this place become a classic!” – Brendan A. MacWade

Flute Champagne Bar

Flute Champagne Bar is a lounge located at 205 W. 54th Street offering over 100 champagnes and sparkling wines. Open from 4pm – 1am on Monday and Tuesday, 4pm – 2am Wednesday and Thursday, 4pm – 4am Friday, and 4pm – 1am Saturday.

“Flute bar is a lovely, intimate place where you can sit in a private niche with your date or small gathering of friends and really relax. Located in midtown west and convenient to subways. The ambiance is dreamlike and charmingly retro.” - Marty

Food with a View:

PHD Terrace

PHD Terrace sits at the top of the Dream Hotel in Midtown at 210 W. 55th Street and offers cocktails, small bites, and sweeping views of the city. Open until 12am on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, until 1am on Thursday, and until 2am on Friday and Saturday. Reservations recommended.

“We had a FANTASTIC time. The drinks were just as great as the view. I'll definitely come back and visit often.” – Kim Foster

Ascent Lounge

Ascent Lounge is located on the 4th floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle at 10 Columbus Circle. Come for cocktails, small bites, and great views of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Reservations Recommended.

“Love this place! An oasis in the midst of the madness that is NYC. Great drinks, great service.” – Alden Levy

Salon de Ning

Salon de Ning is located on the 23rd floor of the Peninsula Hotel at 700 Fifth Avenue. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm – 12am, guests enjoy the cocktails, views of midtown Manhattan, and seasonal decorations. Reservations Recommended.

“Cocktails at the Peninsula Hotel’s rooftop bar is a must for anyone who’s never been there. It’s a great spot to bring visitors any time of year.” – Doug Acosta

Need a Place to Stay?

Looking for a place to stay near Carnegie Hall or the theater district? Check out our article on Hotels near Broadway NYC.

Kathryn Willingham

Head of Creative Development at Jean Doumanian Productions

Kathryn Willingham has worked in entertainment for over ten years, and recent credits include: Co-producer of SHRINK currently streaming on Peacock, Associate Producer of the independent film UNA, and Creative Executive on multiple theatrical productions including HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh on Broadway, NASSIM by Nassim Soleimanpour Off-broadway and Associate on productions EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble. She was Producer of Todd Almond’s musical travelogue “Wyoming and Parts of Kansas” and Production Coordinator for Karen O and KK Barrett's “Stop the Virgens.”


Education: B.A. in English, Literature & Creative Writing from Rhodes College
Knowledge: Theaterical Production


Oct 24, 2022

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