Ilona began her restaurant career at the famous opera restaurant “The Victor Café” in Philadelphia where she worked for 5 years and learned the ins and outs of every position. She then moved to NYC and was on the opening staff of Michael White’s first restaurant Fiamma, a BRGUEST restaurant, which received three stars from the NY times and one Michelin Star. After 2 years there, she then spent 4 months helping to open Fiamma Las Vegas in the MGM Grand. Ilona then got the opportunity to go sing Opera in Rome, Italy for over two years. She took this chance to study Italian food and wine and met all of her favorite wine producers! Upon her return to NYC in between performing in shows she returned to Fiamma for 4 more years and then worked for a few different restaurants including Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center with Patina Group, and AVoce at Columbus Circle with MARC Group. Ilona then returned to Philadelphia for a few years and helped revamp a few restaurants by bringing them up a level with service, food, and their beverage program. She spent years reworking wine lists and cocktail menus to pick up sales as well as training all staff members. Most recently Ilona had opened Manon in the meatpacking district before joining the 54 Below team. She is thrilled to be able to put her two careers together, performing and restaurants, under one roof and will continue to strive to help make 54 Below the best it can be combining all of its elements, food, wine, service and performance!
Dining with us at 54 Below?
“There’s probably no better way to get in the mood to see a Broadway musical than to take in a little pre-show show at cabaret spot 54 Below” -Zagat
Join us for Pre-Theatre Dinner at 54 Below 7 days a week.
If you have purchased a ticket to one of our shows, you do not need to make a separate dinner reservation. If you are joining us for pre-theatre dinner, we ask that you please complete your meal 30 minutes before our ticketed event begins. We look forward to serving you.
Call us at 646.476.3551 or make your reservations below using OpenTable.
54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, offers new takes on classic American cuisine that have set a new culinary standard for New York City entertainment venues. Chef Lynn Bound creates a world-class seasonal menu served in the breathtaking ambiance of a 1920s Manhattan supper club. Savor a classic cocktail or spirit as Broadway’s brightest talents perform nightly on the club’s cabaret stage. Just steps from the legendary Studio 54, 54 Below offers an only-in-New York dining experience that’s both contemporary and utterly timeless.
Dinner for Guests attending shows at 54 below:
For 7pm shows, please make reservations between 5:00pm & 6:30pm. For 9:30 pm shows, please make reservations between 8:45 & 9:30pm. To ensure you have the most enjoyable experience with us here at 54 Below, please do arrive at your appointed reservation time.
Dinner for Guests attending shows at other theatres:
Pre-theatre dinner is served from 5:00pm-5:45pm.
We ask that you please complete your meal 30 minutes before our ticketed event begins (7:00pm).
Not dining with us at 54 Below?
For ticket holders not dining with us at 54 Below, please note when the doors open for your show. Please note that food and beverage minimums still apply.
*Menu and prices are subject to change.