Theatre to New York

Spend the day in New York to go to a show.

Theatre to New York

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by cocopud on May 11, 2007

Every year my girlfriends and I go to New York for the day. We usually go on a Sunday to go to the theater. We also do lunch and dinner while we are there, and try to fit in another activity before the show. We live in south Jersey, so we drive to the Hamilton Train station and take the train. This year we headed right down to the South Street Seaport area, then to the Play, then dinner and home.${QuickSuggestions} ${BestWay}

Victor's Cafe

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by cocopud on May 11, 2007

Victor's Caf√© was the Cuban restaurant that we picked for dining. Some of the girls didn't want to eat there (not too adventurous) but we overruled them and went anyway. It was a very cheery and bright restaurant. They also had a prix-fixe menu for dinner, which one of my friends got. We started out ordering drinks. I got a mojito, which was good, but I have had better ones. A couple people ordered metropolitans, but when they came out they looked and tasted like whiskey, so we had to send them back and tell them how to make them. Then they brought bread to our table, which was sort of crispy, not too bad, but not soft and fresh as I am used to eating. I ordered the salmon which was very good. Most of the others ordered the Ropa Vieja, which is a shredded skirt steak, which looked like it was in a type of barbeque sauce. It was one of the Cuban specialties and everyone said it was very good. They also served rice and black beans with all the meals and the beans were very good (I usually don't care for beans too much). Then for dessert we ordered flan, chocolate cake, rice pudding, and a guave cobbler. The cobbler looked very good, but I did not taste it, but everyone said it was good. There was a problem with the dessert order and they brought us churros which we did not order instead of flan and then they charged us for an extra dessert which should have been included in with the prix-fixe. These were only minor problems and otherwise the service was good and the food was very good. Even the ones who did not want to go there liked it and said they would recommend Victor's.
Victor's Cafe 52
236 West 52nd St
New York, New York, 10019
(212) 586-7714

Spamalot, Shubert Theater

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cocopud on May 11, 2007

I had wanted to see Spamalot for the last few years, but always got overruled. We finally went this year, and I must say that it was one of my favorite plays. It was the first time I was in the Shubert Theater, which is kind of small compared to some of the others where we have been. You walk in and you are pretty much right there by the seats. We sat down front on the side, so it was hard to see a few things going on at that side, but not too bad. The play it self was hilarious, typical monty python and the cast looked like they were having such a good time. I think it is the first play I have seen that I would actually go back and see again
Shubert Theatre-NY
330 W 42nd Street
New York, New York, 10036
(212) 239-6200

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