Sun-Tue 11:30am-10:30; Wed-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm
N, Q, R at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.
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42nd St. to 59th St., Fifth Ave. to Ninth Ave.
Theatrical décor (in what might be Auntie Mame's duplex during her high mah-jongg period) and imaginative (and very good) cuisine make these cavernous spaces pre-theater favorites both in Times Square and near the Beacon Theater. Culinary emperor Steve Hanson woos kids with his dim sum assortment of noodles, sushi, spare ribs, and other Pan-Asian favorites—plus a PB&J roll. The black-bean sauce is vibrant and the wok steamed lobster is worth its weight in jade. Request a table with a lazy Susan and eat family-style. And regardless of where you sit, you have to walk down the Mamescent staircase at least once. Screaming "Live! Live! Live!" is optional.