44&X Hell’s Kitchen
It’s one of the more confusing endeavors a native New Yorker or visitor will inevitably come across: Where is a good place to grab a satisfying meal in midtown before hitting a show or going out on the town? The question draws a blank on even the most seasoned city diner’s face. Always count on 44&X, the elegant, reasonable New American eatery that is loved by theater folk and discerning locals alike. Be it lunch (filet mignon sandwich with gruyere sauce), brunch (herb scrambled eggs with Vermont cheddar grits and sweet breakfast sausage), or dinner (brilliant buttermilk fried chicken), they lay on the comfort factor, thick. Al fresco dining is very placid, just two avenues away from all that Times Square hustle and bustle – perfect for working your way through their very decent wine list.