Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Thu, 11:30am-11:30pm; Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-10:30pm
B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.
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39th St. to 49th St., Madison Ave. to Ninth Ave.
Theatergoers looking to catch a quick and satisfying bite before the show will appreciate the Northern Italian flair of Osteria al Doge. This Venetian-inflected eatery offers specialty pasta, seafood, and risotto dishes all served with delicious homemade focaccia. The lunch menu includes plenty of colorful salads, though it's best to avoid the prime midday hours when the ambience is compromised by a wave of corporate types. Those looking for the same menu in a less crowded environment should visit Doge's sister restaurant, Osteria Laguna, just a few blocks away.Recommended Dishes
Bruschetta, $6-$9; octopus salad, $16; seafood linguine, $22; ravioli with ricotta and fresh spinach, $19