Bloomberg and Co. Offer Theatre-District Dining Discount to Boost Strike-Affected Businesses

News   Bloomberg and Co. Offer Theatre-District Dining Discount to Boost Strike-Affected Businesses Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC & Company and the Times Square Alliance have announced a "Dining in the District" restaurant discount — effective Nov. 17-25 — as a means to counter the loss of business in New York's theatre district due to the current stagehands strike.

The "special weeklong dining program [is] intended to attract New Yorkers and visitors to restaurants... that have been affected by the Broadway stagehand strike," according to an announcement, and "will offer a 15% discount on lunch or dinner to all patrons at more than 25 participating restaurants."

"Dining in the District is a great opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy some of the best restaurants in the Theatre District," said Mayor Bloomberg in a statement. "While we hope that an agreement will be reached as soon as possible, I encourage New Yorkers and visitors to take advantage of this great deal and help support restaurants."

Participating restaurants — located in the area between 41st-55th Streets and between Fifth-Ninth Avenues — include '21' Club, Bangkok House Restaurant, Barbetta, The Blue Point, Bombay Palace, Bond 45, Brazil Brazil Restaurant, Brooklyn Diner–Times Square, Broadway Joe Steakhouse, Charley O's (both at 713 Eighth Avenue and 1611 Broadway), El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Etcetera Etcetera Restaurant, Firebird Restaurant, Kyotofu, La Rivista Ristorante, Le Tre Venezie Restaurant, Metro Deli & Ranch 1, Murals on 54, Nocello, Osteria del Circo, Pergola Des Artistes, Rene Pujol Restaurant Cooperative, Restaurant Charlotte, Scarlatto Restaurant, Sofia's Restaurant, Trattoria Dopo Teatro and ViceVersa Restaurant.

(For a full list and addresses, visit nyc.gov, nycvisit.com, timessquarenyc.org or call 311.)

The offer does not include Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.