Nine on Nine. With the exception of our friends in town from NJ, we all had dined there several times before (SP & I just dined there last September). Happily, A&E enjoyed their first visit as much as we all have enjoyed our previous visits.
Kalette was new to me. It's a fusion of Brussels and kale. Quite tasty.
The 6th person chose the Cornish Game Hen (aged balsamic marble potatoes, pancetta crisp, forest mushrooms, basil oil), I was glad I hadn't ordered it because sometimes I'm like a child who cannot cut meat easily, nicely, without making a mess. I don't mind massacring a Cornish hen in the privacy of my own home but I didn't want to look barbaric and uncouth around SP's friends. D didn't say much that I heard about his meal but it looked like he cleaned his plate so it must've been a tasty hen.
Gaby et Jules. It was good, just the right size for us to share. We each had a few bites of a sweet treat and didn't end up feeling over-stuffed and uncomfortable. One other couple also shared the Paris-Pittsburgh dessert and the other couple shared Caribbean (mango, pineapple, passion fruit, coconut).
Our server was fantastic. There were six of us and sometimes we changed our minds/pondered aloud and she was great about it and accommodating. We knew Nine on Nine offered a 15% discount to Broadway season ticket holders and apparently it also is for single show ticket holders since after she took the three checks and saw our show ticket with our credit card, she returned and asked if the other 2 couples had show tickets as well. That was nice and much appreciated.
Definitely a nice place for a lovely dinner before or after a show (or just because you want to dine there).