Making the most of his family heritage—his dad owns the impossible-to-get-into Harlem eatery Rao’s, Frank Pellegrino Jr. has captured the essence of an old-style Italian restaurant at Baldoria. Theatergoers can stop in for preshow martinis and oysters upstairs at the raw bar or share a postcurtain pasta and salad. Those who do dine can enjoy simple, well-prepared dishes such as creamy polenta with sausage or pollo limone, a moist, crisp-skinned chicken showered with lemon. Other inducements might make you want to forfeit your tickets: live swing music or deep, supremely comfortable red leather booths.
|Venue name:||Baldoria (CLOSED)||Contact:|
249 W 49th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–11:45pm; Sat, Sun 5–11:45pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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