10 of the Coolest Themed Restaurants in NYC with Expert Local Tips

1. Ellen’s Stardust Diner

If you’re planning to see New York in a day, then this is the one restaurant that you absolutely MUST go to.

2. La Caverna

Channel your inner Fred Flinstone and come with me to one of the most unique restaurants in NYC that looks just like a cave!

3. Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

The famous, old-fashioned soda shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is in a historic drugstore from the 1920s. 

4. All Nite Skate

Grab your roller skates and head out to the All Nite Skate. This roller skate themed restaurant has become one of the must visit spots in the city.

5. Jekyll and Hyde

I really can't believe this place is still open. I went there for the first time about 15 years ago, when my friends and I were graduating from high school and didn't know what to do to mark the event.

6. Barcade

Check out Barcade, a bar with an arcade theme that is like a more grown-up Dave and Busters, but without the prizes and the hordes of kids running around.

7. Beauty Bar

You can find this beauty salon and bar all over the United States. It opened in 1995 and is famous for the martini and manicure (a manicure costs only $10!).

8. Meow Parlour

You should know that cat bars are hip right now, unless you live under a rock that keeps you from seeing what's new.

10. Rolf’s

This Gramercy Park bar and restaurant is basically like Christmas on roids and a great place to celebrate Christmas in NYC.

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