East of Eighth
East of Eighth takes diners on a tour of New York City’s diverse cultural heritage with a selection of authentically prepared dishes representing more than 10 distinct communities, including the French, Cajun, and Spanish. Binding the disparate culinary traditions together is a focus on contemporary bistro fare, from matzo-ball soup to pâté-topped breads to chorizo quesadillas. After dinner, the delectable oral history continues with crème caramel and strawberry shortcake that compete for diners' attention with the restaurant’s bounty of eye candy—an illuminated fountain, an aqua garden teeming with multi-colored foliage, and the always lively West 23rd Street in Chelsea bustling below wall-size windows. Theatergoers on their way to catch a show or impersonate an understudy can feed their inner critics by selecting dishes from a special pre-theater menu.