Restaurants located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

A number of you are looking for a restaurant in Times Square to eat and watch the famous Ball Drop at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

It’s a great idea but theoretically it’s more complex in reality since Times Square is mostly surrounded by shops and only a handful of restaurants which are not the best in town!! 🙁

If you’re up for it, here’s a list of restaurants of your choice 😉

I’m organized the restaurants according to their location in Times Square.

>>>Summary:

– Restaurants with a view on the Ball Drop in Times Square

– Restaurants in the vicinity of Times Square

– How to dine in one of these restaurants?

– Is it possible to get out the restaurant to see the Drop Ball and then return inside?

– How’s New Year’s Eve in Times Square?

– Are there any other tips to watch the Ball Drop?

– The map of restaurants and Hotels located in Times Square

Restaurant with a view on the Ball Drop in Times Square:

The View

Restaurant type: The restaurant is located at the top of the Marriott Hotel. The particularity of this place remains in the fact that it rotates and offers an eclectic menu. One side of the restaurant is a bar. (see article on The View Lounge)

Address: 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Website:  theviewnyc.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Bubba Gump

Restaurant type: It’s a seafood restaurant with specialties like shrimps and lobsters. It’s a bit pricey.

Address:  1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Website:  bubbagump.com

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Restaurant type: They offer a very classic Italian cuisine.

Address:  2 Times Sq, New York, NY 10036, United States
Website:  olivegarden.com

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

R Lounge

Restaurant type: It’s more known as bar instead of a restaurant, but it offers both. The menu is mainly sandwiches, burgers and pizzas.

Address:  714 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10036
Website:  rloungetimessquare.com

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Restaurants in the vicinity of Times Square

Planet Hollywood

Restaurant type: I’m not going to introduce you to this restaurant known around the world. The cuisine is 100% American.

Address: 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Websiteplanethollywoodintl.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Haru Sushi

Restaurant type: It’s an Asian restaurant with a beautiful décor. To be honest, I never tried it, so I’m unable to tell you if the quality of the food offered is great or not.

Address: 205 West 43rd Street, West New York, NY 10036, United States
Website: harusushi.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Europa Cafe

Restaurant Type: You can eat there anytime, morning, lunch time and evenings. The menu offers bagels, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Address: 3 Times Sq #1 , New York, NY 10036, United States
Website: europacafe.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Hard Rock Café

Restaurant type:  Just like the Planet Hollywood, this is another version of restaurant 100% American! 🙂

Address: 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Website: hardrock.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Blue Fin

Restaurant type: Here’s a restaurant where you can eat oysters, lobsters, calamari, but also sushi and filet mignon.

Address:  1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Website: bluefinnyc.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Playwright Tavern

Restaurant type: It’s an Irish Tavern and for New Year’s Eve, they offer a special evening with a menu followed by music and dance and of course a small break just to see the Ball Drop in Times Square.

Address: 202 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States
Website: playwrighttavern.com

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Sbarro

Restaurant type: They often offer an “all you can eat” buffet with: salmon, chicken, burgers, rice, pizza, pasta and more. They might offer a special New Year’s Eve menu. The rate is ok comparing to other nearby establishments. Since it’s a buffet, don’t expect quality when you have great quantity for low prices. It’s merely impossible 🙂

Address: 1606 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, United States
Website: sbarro.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Charley O’s Times Square Grill

Restaurant type: The restaurant offers grilled type of food. It’s not the best place in NYC, but it’s still ok.

Address: 1611 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Brasserie 1605

Restaurant type: located in the heart of the Crown Plaza Hotel, the restaurant offers classic dishes. Nothing really original, but since its location is in Times Square, you can enjoy it for New Year’s Eve.

Address:  1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, United States
Website: cpmanhattantimessquare.com

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve?

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Restaurant type: Mexican restaurant chain offering Burritos, Tacos, salads and more.

Address: 1441 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, United States
Website: bajafresh.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve?

– Mc Donald’s

Restaurant type: Well-known fast food 🙂

Address: 1560 Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10036, United States
Website: mcdonalds.com

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve?

Starbucks

Restaurant type: Not considered a restaurant but they still offer sandwiches, hot coffee and chocolate to keep you warm 🙂

Address: 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Website: starbucks.com‎

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve?

How can I dine at any of these restaurants?

Just like everywhere, for New Year’s Eve you must make reservations in order to get a table.

And if you want to reserve at any of these restaurants for New Year’s Eve, book right away on Opentable website: http://www.opentable.com/

Restaurants  located in Times Square for New Year’s Eve?

Is it possible to get out the restaurant to see the Drop Ball and then return inside?

Yes of course, each restaurant knows that your goal is to watch the Ball Drop in Times Square.

You can enjoy the show from the windows or walk down the street.

How’s New Year’s Eve in Times Square?

The Drop Ball can only be seen from 43rd street and 50th street on Broadway and on 43rd Street and 59th street on 7th avenue.

As the crowd builds up, the NYPD will close streets after streets when they see it’s packed. Beware, don’t come late to Times Square or you won’t be able to enter the area even if you have a restaurant reservation!!!

Are there any other tips to watch the Ball Drop?

Yes, 2 hotels are available in the area (along with the Marriott which I spoke about earlier with The View) who offer an amazing view on Times Square.

Novotel at Times Square
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
novotel.com/gb/hotel-0753-novotel-new-york-times-square

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Times Square
1568 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
nyc.doubletreehotels.com

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
714 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10036
marriott.com/nycrt

The map of restaurants and Hotels located in Times Square


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Of course, you’re welcome to share any other tips you may have 😉

Memo

My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

2 commentaires

  1. Vasiliki says:
    I need to know the prises for the eve of new year of the restaurants or hotels with the view of Time Square for the ball drop

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