Theme Restaurants New York

Hard Rock Cafe

Are you looking for themed restaurants in New York City? Most themed restaurants are a sensation and definitely one of a kind. Although these restaurants are overpriced and there are long queues to get in, themed restaurants in New York are still a big draw. Tourists hope to catch a glimpse of celebrities at these locations. Themed restaurants are themed specifically. They can be themed for one movie or one specific genre. Themed restaurants are very touristic and are not the first choice when you want to have great food. However, for entertainment and fun, they can be worth it.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Ellen’s Stardust Diner is the classic American diner with a high level of entertainment. The staff sings their way through your order and your time there. It’s a unique thing to see. However, the food is not amazing, so just go there for the show. Ellen’s Stardust Diner is very popular, and there can be a two-hour wait just to get in around dinner time. If you want to go there without the crowd, go there for breakfast around 08:00.

Bubba Gump

Bubba Gump, when you enter this restaurant, you will find everything you need to know about the movie ‘Forrest Gump’. You’ll also be quizzed on your knowledge of Forrest Gump and if you’re good, you might win a prize. The restaurant is always busy, but the staff works hard and makes sure you’re seated and served fairly quickly. Do make sure that you only go here if you like shrimp because that’s prominent on the menu. This restaurant is very touristic.

Theme Restaurants New York - Ellen's Stardust Diner Theme Restaurants in New York Bubba Gump

Hard Rock Café

If you like to rock, go to the Hard Rock Café. With 708 seats, the Hard Rock Café in New York is one of the biggest. The café is filled with a collection of items from rock-legends such as The Beatles, Nirvana, The Ramones and so on. What’s unique about this Hard Rock Café is that they also have a collection of items from rock legends that have ties to New York. Like John Lennon for example. Once or twice a day, the whole HRC team gathers to dance to Y.M.C.A by Village People and invite everyone in the room to dance along.

Tip: Don’t leave HRC New York without trying one of their typically American desserts, the apple cobbler. You won’t regret it!

You can also book a 2 or 3-course meal with various themes like Blue Grass, Hip Hop or Rhythm and Blues. All menus include one non-alcoholic drink and a dessert. For children, there is a Lil Rocker menu.

Book a 2 or 3-course menu at the Hard Rock Cafe here

Theme Restaurant in New York - Hard Rock Cafe Theme Restaurant in New York - Hard Rock Cafe Inside

Trinity Place

Go for a drink or dinner to Trinity Place in Downtown Manhattan and you can say you’ve been in a real bank vault! Located in the Financial District, near the 9/11 Memorial, this restaurant was hailed in 1904 as the largest and safest bank vault in the world. In the meantime, the space has been transformed into an atmospheric restaurant, where you can enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or just a cocktail at the bar. Due to its location, it is a hot spot for bankers who work in the area. Families come here not that much. If you are considering going here with children, lunch is the best time.

Theme Restaurants in New York - Trinity PlaceTheme Restaurants in New York - Trinity Place inside

Oscar Wilde

This restaurant is already an attraction itself; it is beautifully decorated with unusual and historical elements. The restaurant, which opened in 1909, has the longest bar in New York (118.5 feet!) and serves over 300 different varieties of whisky. The restaurant’s environment is more akin to a pub, making it more appropriate for those over the age of 21.

Every holiday, the restaurant’s decor will be changed to reflect the theme. For example, it will be decorated with cobwebs for Halloween and with extravagant ornaments for Christmas.

Theme Restaurants in New York - Oscar Wilde Theme Restaurants in New York - Oscar Wilde inside

Was this article helpful? Recommend it by giving me a rating:

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies and the Privacy Policy. Find out more here.