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Southside Café

252 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036 40.75979 -73.986092
nr. Eighth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-354-0566 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q, R at 49th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

37th St. to 57th St., Fifth Ave. to Tenth Ave.


This venue is closed.

The Theater District’s rife with second-rate eateries that lure in pre- and post-curtain diners. Better to find your way to this small Italian café, next door to the Brooks Atkinson theater, with a long, narrow dining area set slightly below street level, cozy low ceilings, cream-colored walls, and lots of candlelit accents. The menu embraces reliable standards (think spaghetti and meatballs), a trusty New York steak, and seafood: Southside’s Cappellini Frutti di Mare’s sub-seasoned sauce lets the seafood flavors shine through; Rigatoni Southside’s spicy sausage packs a punch, redeeming a bland marinara base. Melanzane Rollatini stands out, with toothsome eggplant that holds up well against the ricotta filling. Prints of the Italian countryside decorate the walls, evoking the Olive Garden via a chain motel, but a less-generic upstairs dining area, with a pressed-tin ceiling and exposed-brick fireplaces, is available for private parties and events.

Recommended Dishes

Cappellini frutti di mare, $19.95; melanzane rollatini, $15.95