Would you like a side of truffle fries with your Oscar bait?
Movie theaters all over New York City are upping their concessions game, offering more than just commonplace Twizzlers and Coca-Cola. We’re talking made-to-order steaks, lobster rolls, short rib tacos and high-end craft cocktails. With popcorn prices approaching $10 at some major chains, why not spend a little more on real food?
Here are New York’s best spots for dinner and a movie on Oscars weekend — or any weekend.
The vibe: The pinky-out option, Cinébistro boasts a luxe menu featuring items such as Moroccan lamb, king salmon and filet mignon. No other NY theater has such high-end fare. An adult ticket costs $25, and there is a 21-and-over rule after 6 p.m. — even for “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
The food: You order with your server before the movie starts, and are served before the feature film. When you push your swivel tray table aside, your plates will be cleared. And there’s no ordering more food during the film. I tried the Prime New York Strip ($47). The char was deep and tasty, but it turns out eating beef in the dark is a challenge. I randomly stabbed and hoped for the best. Word of advice: Save the steaks for big-and-bright “Captain Marvel” (out March 8) instead of a quiet, darker film like “Vice.”
The frills: An escort to your reclining leather seat and cloth napkins with dinner.
Oscars weekend: This weekend you can catch Best Actor nominee Rami Malek in Best Picture-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 400 E. 62nd St.; 646-964-0572, CMXCinemas.com
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