February 20, 2013 by Emily Pergament
On Saturday, Rob and I belatedly celebrated Valentine’s day. We saw Nice Work If You Can Get It on Broadway, and went to dinner beforehand. Rob made a reservation at Scarlatto, a restaurant right near Times Square. I was really nervous because I had never eaten in the theater district and I thought all the restaurants in that area were tourist traps.
I’ll save you the suspense – tourist trap or not, we had a great meal.
Rob had the pasta of the day. Take a minute to examine how freaking glorious it looks. It was pasta with a lobster tail, mussels… let’s see, what else is in there… I suppose scallops and shrimp as well. It was really good (I kept trying it). Oh and there were some squid ink noodles mixed in with the regular noodles.
I had chicken parm because I am a boring/unadventurous/awful human being. And, of course, it was delicious. As I like to say, chicken parm is just pizza with fried chicken instead of crust. How can that not be amazing?
Will I return to eat in the theater district? I certainly would if it was a place as good as this one! Does anyone have any other recommendations for restaurants in the area, tourist trap or not?