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Taste of Times Square Is On



From October 23–30, the Taste of Times Square is on. Times Square’s annual celebration of our neighborhood’s incredible restaurants, in all their flavor and variety. While COVID-19 paused our yearly blocks-long outdoor food and musical festival, we’re still celebrating and promoting local businesses — this time with a special three course prix fixe menu for $35* at participating restaurants.

Support twenty of Times Square’s best restaurants, eat great food, and dine in confidence knowing that they are taking all appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of patrons and staff. If you dine in the district between 5:30pm and 7:00pm, you might even catch a performance by the Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe.

Dining indoors or outdoors? We encourage you to make reservations directly with the restaurants, but walk-ins will also be accommodated. This promotion is also offered for takeout and delivery from the applicable participating restaurants. Make sure to ask your server or the person talking your order for the Taste of Times Square prix fixe menu. 

234 W 48th St
(212) 247-8318
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Gyoza
    Pan fried dumpling with house dipping sauce 
  • Entrée: Chicken teriyaki
    Grilled and sautéed with fresh veggies with teriyaki sauce
  • Dessert: Chocolate lava cake

350 W 46th St
(917) 262-0543
Offer applies to indoor dining and outdoor dining only

  • Appetizer: Choice of Kale & spinach, Arugula, The Greek, or Hail Caesar salads
  • Entrée: Choice of nine 12″ specialty pizzas: Pizza Alla Vodka, Smoking Bardough, Aldo’s Puttanesca, The Supreme, Hellboy, Buffalo Chicken, Nagi’s Delight, The Sprout, Giarre, or Di Etna
  • Dessert: Dessert knots
    Pizza knots with Nutella, whipped cream, and sauce

366 W 46th St
(917) 689-3575
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Cauliflower bites
  • Entrée: Signature burger
  • Dessert: Vanilla, chocolate, or vegan coconut milkshake

Dos Caminos
1567 Broadway
(212) 918-1330
Indoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Traditional guacamole
    Served with chips and salsa
  • Entrée: Choice of tacos: pollo, carnitas, or pescado
  • Dessert: Churros
    Served with cajeta and chocolate

Ellen’s Stardust Diner
1650 Broadway
(212) 956-5151
Indoor dining

  • Appetizer: Mozzarella triangles
    Breaded and served with marinara sauce
  • Entrée: Big Bopper
    Hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and pickles
  • Dessert: Vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry milkshake

Gallagher’s Steakhouse
228 W 52nd St
(212) 586-5000
Indoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: The Wedge
    Iceberg, roquefort, smoked bacon, tomato
  • Entrée: 10 oz filet mignon
    With creamed spinach and mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: NY-style cheesecake

Havana Central
151 W 46th St
(212) 398-7440
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Empanadas (2), Havana Street Corn, Caribbean Chicken Wings (4), or Havana House Salad
  • Entrée: Choice of Ropa Vieja, Guava Glazed Ribs, Mango Glazed Salmon, Garlic Chicken & Shrimp, or Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
    All served with choice of rice & beans or salad
  • Dessert: Choice of flan or churros

Hold Fast
364 W 46th St
(917) 261-6691
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout

  • Appetizer: Choice of deviled eggs or fried burrata
  • Entrée: Choice of burger, sandwich, or 3 tacos
  • Dessert: Choice of chocolate mousse or berry trifle

Joe Allen
326 W 46th St
(212) 581-6464
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Caesar salad
  • Entrée: Meatloaf
    With sautéed spinach, mashed potatoes, and gravy
  • Dessert: Carrot cake

Le Rivage
340 W 46th St
(212) 765-7374
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Quiche Lorraine
    Savory pastry with ham and cheese
  • Entrée: French onion soup burger
    Onion confit, emmenthal cheese, mornay sauce, Lafreida burger on an English muffin 
  • Dessert: Chocolate mousse

Pasta Lovers Trattoria
142 W 49th St
(212) 819-1155
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Fried mozzarella
    Homemade fried mozzarella triangles with Pasta Lovers tomato sauce
  • Entrée: Penne a la vodka
    Tomato cream sauce with parma prosciutto, smoked ham, and shallots
  • Dessert: Tiramisu

Patzeria Perfect Pizza
231 W 46th St
(212) 575-7646
Outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Caesar salad, mozzarella sticks, or garlic knots
  • Entrée: Choice of cheese ravioli, meat ravioli, lasagna, penne alfredo, penne with sausage and broccoli rabe, or spaghetti with meatballs
  • Dessert: Choice of tiramisu, cheesecake, or cannolis

Playwright Celtic Pub
732 8th Ave
(212) 354-8404
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout

  • Appetizer: Grilled jumbo shrimp with mango and roasted pepper relish
    Small salad with hot and sweet mango coulis
  • Entrée: Grilled NY strip steak
    Topped with lemon parsley garlic butter and served with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables 
  • Dessert: NY-style cheesecake
    Garnished with strawberries and blueberries

Russian Samovar
256 W 52nd St
(212) 757-0168
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Olivier salad or Vinigret
    Olivier Salad: chicken, potato, and vegetable salad with light homemade mayonnaise
    Vinigret: vegetarian option
  • Entrée: Beef stroganoff
    Sirloin tips sautéed with mushrooms in a cream sauce, served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: Smetanik cake
    Traditional layered cake made with sour cream

Seamore’s at Urbanspace W 52nd
152 W 52nd St
(646) 747-0822
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of guacamole or kale & avocado salad
    Guacamole: with tomato, onion, cilantro
    Kale & avocado salad: walnuts, sweet potato, quinoa, honey-apple vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Choice of grilled shrimp tacos (2), chicken fajita tacos (2), Seamore’s Burger, or Reel Deal w/ Daily Catch
    Grilled shrimp tacos: with salsa macha, avocado, lime crema, corn tortillas
    Chicken fajita tacos: with lime crema, avocado, bell peppers + onions, flour tortilla
    Seamore’s Burger: double beef patty, cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, special sauce
    Reel Deal w/ Daily Catch: with cauliflower mash, Delicata squash + walnuts, balsamic Brussels sprouts 
  • Dessert: Seamore’s Famous Churros with dark chocolate sauce

Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club
349 W 46th St
(212) 262-9554
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout

  • Appetizer: Choice of mixed field greens or Caesar salad
  • Entrée: Choice of Angus hangar steak, roast half chicken, salmon fillet, or vegetarian pasta
  • Dessert: Choice of brownie with fresh cream or fruit sorbet

Tito Murphy’s
346 W 46th St
(212) 245-2030
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Flautas
    Crispy rolled tortillas filled with verduras mixto
  • Entrée: Budin de Pollo
    Layered tortillas, chicken tinga, poblano creme sauce, and Chihuahua cheese
  • Dessert: Tres leches
    Three milk cake, topped with whipped cream

Toloache 50
251 W 50th St
(212) 581-1818
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Caesar Toloache, Sopa de Tortilla, or Quesadilla de Pollo
    Caesar Toloache: hearts of romaine, cotija cheese, roasted garlic dressing, chile pasilla strips
    Sopa de Tortilla: tomato Guajillo soup, crispy tortilla, Chihuahua cheese, crema, avocado
    Quesadilla de Pollo: roasted chicken, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, crema, chile toreado
  • Entrée: Choice of Tacos de Suadero, Pollo Toloache, or Salmon con Calabaza
    Tacos de Suadero: braised brisket, avocado, red onion, cilantro, tomatillo salsa, horseradish crema, rice and beans
    Pollo Toloache: chipotle marinated chicken breast a la plancha, pinto bean cheese dumpling, sweet corn-pico de gallo
    Salmon con Calabaza: organic salmon, Japanese pumpkin, shitake mushrooms, blistered cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seed sauce
  • Dessert: Flan
    Caramelized vanilla custard, popcorn, caramel

Tony’s DiNapoli
147 W 43rd St
(212) 221-0100
Plaza dining by reservation only, indoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Family-style house salad and choice of baked clams or stuffed mushrooms
  • Pasta: Choice of fettucini alfredo or rigatoni a la vodka
  • Entrée: Choice of parmigiana (chicken, eggplant, veal, or shrimp)
  • Dessert: Choice of New York-style or Italian-style cheesecake

Trattoria Trecolori
254 W 47th St
(212) 997-4540
Indoor dining, outdoor dining, takeout, delivery

  • Appetizer: Choice of Caesar salad or fried calamari
  • Entrée: Chicken or eggplant parmesan
  • Dessert: Choice of tiramisu or gelato

*$35 does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Please make sure to tip!

To continue the tradition of live music at Taste, we have partnered with the Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe, which uses artistic and musical performances to spread joy through the neighborhood and drive revenue to restaurants and other small businesses. They engage the community in song, dance, and visual art, all while wearing masks and remaining socially distanced. These performances will pop up throughout the week in front of participating restaurants and will continue to employ artists and musicians who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  

These surprise performances will happen each night between 5:30pm and 7:00pm throughout the district. 

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”

Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo

We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.

Eli Marcus,George Pettignano

Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.

Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more!  George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories

Eli Marcus

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!

Eli Marcus, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, Errol Rappaport

Errol Rappaport, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Eli Marcus

Steve Garrin, wife, George Pettignano

Colin O’Leary Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Rena Sylvester, Eli Marcus

Colin O’Leary,Rena SylvesterErrol Rappaport

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Join The Art of Cooking Benefit



On Thursday, April 27th, Executive Chef Bryce Shuman of the Michelin-recognized Sweetbriarformerly of Eleven Madison Park, and The Sylvia Center, an organization founded in 2007 to address diet-related diseases in under-resourced communities across the five boroughs, will be hosting a 15th anniversary celebration fundraising event at their Art of Cooking Benefit.

Throughout the evening, The Sylvia Center will celebrate its founding supporter, Great Performances Hospitality Group and honor Wendy Dessy of Proskauer. The inaugural Miriam and Carl Stern Community Partnership Award will be granted to Jeannette Bocanegra of Justice for Families, a partner organization in the Bronx. The event will also feature students from three of The Sylvia Center’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, who will create their own dish that will be featured during the event’s cocktail hour.

The Art of Cooking Benefit will take place at Hudson Mercantile (500 W 36th St.) with cocktails being served from 6 pm – 7 pm and a sit-down dinner by Chef Bryce Shuman and programming will be from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

Photo by ADG Photography

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All You Can Eat Free Lobster At Red Lobster’s Endless Lobster Event In Times Square



Red Lobster is offering select customers an all-you-can-eat lobster  at its flagship New York City location on Tuesday, March 28.

The first ever “Endless Lobster” event will treat 150 customers to as many 1¼-pound lobsters as they can handle, as well as broccoli and one side of choice.

Red Lobster will open reservations a week in advance at 10 a.m. EST on March 21.

The event will be staggered into three windows: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with each window seating 50 guests.

Though the lobster will be free, diners will still are responsible for drinks, additional sides and of course a generous tip. By signing up for the event, guests will also “grant Red Lobster the right and license to use their names, images, and/or statements for advertising and publicity purposes,” according to fine print of the event.

Guests must eat their lobster in house and no leftovers or doggie bags.

If you get a reservation you will be given a table for two. Reservations will be non-transferrable, and diners will be required to bring their Eventbrite confirmation email to get access. Click here to get a table on March 21st.

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