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The Theater Buffet, New York, NY

The Theater Buffet

3.9
3.9
52 Reviews
$31 to $50
International

In the heart of the theater district, just a block away from Times Square, you will find a large variety of hot, cold appetizers, salad bar, carving station, cheese, deli meats. Menu options change daily including vegetarian and gluten free. We look forward to receiving you. No reservations needed and large groups are welcome. Kids under 12 years get 50% off.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, American, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 864-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hilario Romero

  • Private party facilities

    Pre - Book your special event with up to 180 person.

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A,C,E and NJ Transit (Port Authority Bus Terminal)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    Overprices with a very limited menu. Will not go back.

    The Theater BuffetResponded on May 5, 2022

    Hey Dear Customer; Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. While we are glad to know that you appreciated our buffet, we regret that in overall we were not able to reach your expectations. Please rest assure that we will share your comment with the corresponding department to follow up. Fashion Bar & Restaurant Online Reputation Manager

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was good, service was slow and it wasn’t even busy. Tables were plastic and flimsy. A little pricey.

  3. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lots of good food options. Very good value for the money. Especially good when your'e tight in time.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the lasagna!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great buffet, which is a nice change of restaurant options for NYC. A definite must!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    terrible food

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous in all aspects.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saxony-Anhalt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Leider war das Essen etwas lauwarm, aber okay...es hat Fleisch gefehlt...sehr viel Fisch und Gemüse...das Salatbuffet war für Amerika hervorragend

  9. KT

    KendraT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Far too expense for the options that were available. Not easily kid-friendly. At a buffet I would have expected more attention when a tip was expected. Our dirty dishes sat on the table even as we were into our next course, the incorrect drinks were brought, and we had to wait for our bill after asking for it.

  10. FG

    FranchettaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Didn't enjoy the experience at all. It took our server awhile to come to the table and forever for our water to come. He didn't explain anything to us about the buffet nor offered if I wanted wine or cocktail. I also saw patrons put their nasty hands in the vanilla wafers cookies. No utensils to pick them up. I did tell the hostess and they did throw them out. The beef fajita tasted like liver I asked one of the runners and seemed he didn't care. This was the most worst experience I had in a restaurant industry for customer service and the way the food was handled.

  11. NC

    NievesC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    It was oaky, thought there would be a better selection of food.

  12. S

    Shay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a great place to go. Well worth the money and the food was excellent. I highly rwcorit for a nice time and a romantic evening with your spouse !!!

  13. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Theatre Buffet was great value with lots of choices. Food was fresh. Service was great too. There were children enjoying the food too.

  14. M

    Myku

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    You can't beat $35 a plate at an all you can eat buffet that looks as swanky as this place. Really enjoyed my time there.

  15. D

    Dinelover007

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall4food4service1ambience5

    Modern, beautiful & good food , wish more selection

  16. BP

    BrendaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The food was horrible....no selection very low grade food tastes like cheap boul in a bag meat...not at all like the website showing so many options

  17. MC

    MadeleineC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food awesome. The ambiance was great. Staff was friendly. Will go again.

  18. AD

    ADEDAMOLAA

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere with good staff, ready to serve you.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Loved this place. Just was disappointed in the deserts nothing like the pics

  20. n

    nancys

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the Theater Buffet. Especially the complimentary glass of champagne for booking through open-table. The wait staff were pleasant and helpful, and the food very tasty. Would have liked to have seen some potatoes on the buffet to go with the meat, but the rice and fries were ok. Desserts, especially the chocolate fountain, were wonderful! Will definitely return next time we are in the City. Very good food for the price.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a gem of a place . No other Buffett in the city compares . Amazing location for dinner before a show

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice experience! Delicious food and a lot of dessert choices. Very affordable price for the location! Highly recommend.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Todos estaba bien , me gustó la bienvenida que nos dieron la host es muy simpática , el servicio estuvo muy buenos y nos gusto el bufé en especial los postre

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Dinner was really good! A lot of variety, I stand up twice to get rib eye it was delicious. Also, they had seafood cazuela with plenty shrimps. They change the menu daily.

  25. CM

    ClaudiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was really good specially for the price . Service overall was very good waiters were very warm and welcoming .I will definitely come back in my next trip to New York .

  26. SS

    StevenS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Will not go back for dinner maybe only breakfast

  27. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I would not recommend this restaurant People should be made aware that what they show on they website is not what you will get when you arrive We booked from overseas for Xmas dinner Menu looked good Walked pass on the day at lunch looked at menu for that night Lunch was $35 per person could see tutkey and rub fillet being carved and many hot dishes and desserts Arrived for dinner at $79 no turkey no ham no pasta dishes as advertised every thing looked poor quality So we left long way to come from Australia to New York I spoke to staff didn’t seem concerned

  28. K

    Kubi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super top es war ausgezeichnet top top top top top top top das Essen Ambiente einfach alles

  29. A

    Anthony

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Good value for New York City. Food was good. Host Raydar was very welcoming and pleasant and checked to make sure all was well. Water service could have been better. We will return.

  30. R

    Richard

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    The ambiance was great but aside from the Ribs, the food sucked in this place! Not content at all with the quality of their menu. They need to learn a thing or two from places like Texas De Brazil, etc.

  31. E

    Eilat59

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great place. Solid food - fresh and varied - and at $35 this is perhaps the best value in the city.

  32. MO

    MamaO

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    IT'S A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE IN MANHATAN....QUICK, COMFORTABLE, SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOOD AND ATTENTIVE STAFF....FOR A LOCAL LIKE ME, THIS IS A VERY REAL BUFFET (EAT ALL YOU CAN) MANHATTAN STYLE.

  33. SP

    SouthPhilly19148

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We were looking for a dinner buffet restaurant near Times Square and came across this restaurant. Online reviews gave this place at least a 4/5 rating. We went around 8:30 pm and it was not crowded on a Saturday evening. It was quiet. Food was very mediocre and reminded me of a buffet at an all-inclusive resort. There was nothing that was a stand out and nothing special. The food was mostly dry and not as varied as we were expecting it to be. It was disappointing. We won't be back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    2 personas que comieron mouse de berries se enfermaron

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Buena, la comida buena solo que dos compañeros de La mesa se enfermaron a nosotros No nos pasó pero la experiencia no fue muy grata por lo sucedido a alguien tan cercano

  36. DL

    DeLuxeEATS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    High end buffet offerings in an energetic & lively space. Definitely worth da tariff.

  37. MT

    MatthewT212

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    This was a hit / miss for me. The food wasn't bad BUT there needs to be more of a variety if it wants to stay in business. Like all good buffets there needs to be a variety of side dishes but there were very little. The french fries were not crisp and the what I believe to be stewed tomatoes were not to appealing, to me. There was also no signs for the sides unlike for the meats/seafood. The meat/seafood was quite good and the staff was also very attentive. The only other issue for me was the beverages. Non-alcoholic drinks are NOT part of the price (too me this is ODD and I was quite shocked when I was brought my check and I was charged for ALL my drinks). No one told me and I did complained because to me a buffet comes with a drink , why not add it to the price and just give it with the meal.

  38. CM

    CharlesM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Don't go here. Two of our four people got sick after dinner.

  39. JA

    JeanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place, my family and I went there for a dinner birthday. The food was amazing and the service even better. I would recommend this place for any ocasion.

  40. LG

    LizG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    I went to this place with my boyfriend for a special occasion and we were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly by the hostess who guided us through our table. The food was delicious. The wine menu fantastic. I only wish that they have more variety of dessert. The value was excellent compared to other prices we had seen around the area. I had the salmon which I can highly recommend. When we return to NYC we will go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Theater Buffet is rated 3.9 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for The Theater Buffet

305 W 46th St New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, American, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A,C,E and NJ Transit (Port Authority Bus Terminal)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hilario Romero

  • Additional

    Banquet, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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