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We’ve all faced the dilemma: You have tickets for a show at 8pm, and you rushed so you wouldn't be late—but now you’re 45 minutes early. And you skipped dinner. Not to worry: Many of New York’s best theaters offer pre-show drinks or bites, to provide proper fuel (or buzz) to get your through your evening. Whether you're catching a Broadway show, something Off-Off or are venturing to a theatrical outing in Brooklyn, we've found you someplace to grab a table and unwind before the curtain goes up. Even if these aren't the best restaurants in NYC, they are close, convenient, and often cheap.
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