Found this page of ads in an old theatre magazine from the late 1940s. My choice? As much as I like me some frogs legs Provencal, I want to go "where the cast and audience meet and act like gourmets."
FYI, the location of the Normandie Restaurant is now a parking lot. The China Clipper was supplanted by a shiny skyscraper. And Melody Lane is now the site of Fox News.