Times Square is most known for its bright lights, the booming sounds of Broadway and the hustle and bustle. So often, though, families or visitors exploring the iconic explosion of color feel overwhelmed when looking for a meal nearby. You are in New York to experience the city, and here’s how to do so while dining. Here’s where to actually eat near Times Square—restaurants that New Yorkers and visitors alike can enjoy.
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Having found much successful with their East Village location, Mala Project has recently opened its doors to Bryant Park, only a cartwheel away from the sizzle of Times Square. The menu features an assortment of dim sum and appetizers next to its famous spice-customizable Chinese dry pots.
Mala Project; 41 West 46th St.
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Owner and chef, Masatoshi ‘Gari’ Sugio, became a sushi chef at just nineteen years old, inspired by the artistry and culinary world of the Japanese staple. Authenticity and the subtle and aromatic taste of each individual piece of sushi were key to his success, having now opened seven restaurants, five of which are in NYC.
Sushi of Gari 46; 347 W 46th St.
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This two-level Modern Mexican eatery is beloved by many in New York’s food scene, both for it’s thrilling menu and its festive atmosphere (Oaxacan-style dried grasshopper taco, anyone?). Julian Medina, Chef and Owner, does a superb job of blending traditional flavors with French-inspired fine dining.
Toloache; 251 W 50th St.
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There’s something about biting into a pizza slice in the middle of all the Times Square action that feels so right. Lucky for you, John’s Pizza is here to serve. Boasting a unique pizza munching experience—the 800-degree coal fired ovens mean no two pizzas are alike—we’re sure John and his team will keep you satisfied.
John’s Pizza; 260 W 44th St
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Any culinary pundit will tell you that pairing the right wine with the right meal is a must; and in Times Square, pairing the right meal to the right Broadway show is probably just as important. The expert team at Joe Allen will have your back with an extensive knowledge of food, wine and the hottest shows to see.
Joe Allen; 326 W 46th St.
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Popular Barcelona-style tapas chain Boqueria has just opened a Midtown outpost inside a beautiful soaring space. We love the patatas bravas, tortilla española, croquettes with Serrano ham, and garlic-brandy shrimp, not to mention the elegance of their cocktails and their signature churros.
Boqueria Times Square; 260 W 40th St.
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