Why do I love Nizza, in the old Film Center Building on 9th Avenue, just west of Times Square? Because they are welcoming to the gluten-free community, easy for vegetarians, full of delicious, comforting foods, moderately priced, cozy in winter, airy in summer.
Above, the complimentary gluten-free bread and olive oil. Eggplant rollatini with a side of sauteed broccoli rabe. Finally, the perfect brunch dish: two eggs over easy on a Mediterranean tradition, the socca. Socca is a chickpea flour crepe served in the north of Italy and south of France. Here, it serves as a base for pizza toppings or even breakfast. It can also be ordered plain (one of the most delicious ways, I believe) with sage leaves and cheese.
Highly recommended pre- or post-theater spot for diners of all dietary persuasions!