Even though Hell’s Kitchen has long been known as the hub for aspiring and practicing actors, it’s recently acquired the reputation of an up and coming restaurant neighborhood, housing foodies and theater buffs alike. We’ve compiled a list of four of the best and brightest spots for you to visit next:

Taboon
While you’re certainly need a reservation and rarely find an empty table, Taboon is well worth the wait. Featuring a menu of modern Mediterranean dishes and a lively atmosphere, you can rest assured that whatever you order is going to be delicious – even though you may not be able to make up your mind! With a domed oven at the heart of the restaurant where house-made bread is churned out throughout the night, and a comfortably romantic ambiance, Taboon is truly a gem of the West Side. Be sure not to miss the signature focaccia bread accompanied by the Taboon trio of Mediterranean appetizers to start, or the branzino for your main course. Taboon is everything a fine dining experience should be, and you’ll be telling your friends about it for weeks!

Print
Print perfectly packages all of the elegance you expect from New York City into a dining experience, with all of the class, comfort, and impeccable service you deserve. As one of the city’s premiere farm-to-table restaurants, the menu may seem simple at first glance, but the carefully selected fresh, local ingredients make all the difference, helping patrons to enjoy the best flavors each day has to offer. The service couldn’t me more attentive or friendly, and every detail from the plating presentation to the warm lighting and the creatively concocted cocktails will leave you more than impressed. So pick up the phone, make your reservation, and prepare for a magnificent meal at Print!

Danji
If you’re looking for somewhere a little different than your favorite Italian restaurant for your next date night destination, Danji is the place to go. Mixing authentic Korean flavors with organically and locally sourced ingredients and an enjoyable atmosphere, Danji serves up the perfect combination to make for an enjoyable night.  Each individual dish is both delicious on its own as well as in tandem with others, and especially alongside refreshing craft cocktails that will have you coming back for more. Despite the relatively small space, Danji’s dining room is cool, cozy, and inviting all at once. Vibrant, traditional, and innovative all at the same time, you’ll never leave Danji unsatisfied and it will soon be your favorite pre-theater dinner spot.

K Rico
Serving up mouth-wateringly delicious, melt-in-your-mouth tender steak and flavor packed Latin dishes, K Rico is both authentically appetizing and exceptionally enticing. Owned by brothers John and Tommy Greco, the restaurant truly rolls out 5-star treatment for all patrons and boasts both an elegant indoor dining room as well as charming outdoor spaces, perfect for enjoying the cool summer evenings coming up. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, dedicated to making the dining experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible. From the octopus appetizer to the can’t-miss selection of steaks, to the perfectly-crisped crème brûlée, each meal at K Rico is perfect from start to finish.