Times Square Restaurants

It's difficult to find Times Square restaurants that aren't chains you can find at every strip mall in Ohio, but we've done the dirty work and compiled a comprehensive list of Times Square restaurants--whether you're a tourist looking for pre-theater dinner, a local office worker looking for a decent lunch or a hipster on an ironic visit to this iconic New York district. (Photo: Super-chef Daniel Boulud preps the all-star team at DB Bistro)

Updated: June 20, 2010

High-End Restaurants in Times Square

Frankie & Johnnie's Steak

269 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

This legendary steakhouse has been serving dry-aged steaks for more than 75 years and the quality is as good as ever.

Churrascaria Plataforma

316 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

A sizzling scene and endless skewers of beef make this a winning destination for hardcore carnivores.

Lattanzi Ristorante

361 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

A handsome institution offering terrific pastas along with an only-in-New York Italian-Jewish menu.

Db Bistro Moderne

55 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Though culinary god Daniel Boulud call this a casual bistro, some dishes leave even seasoned eaters stumbling for superlatives.

Sardi's Enterprises Ltd

234 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

No trip to New York is complete without dessert and a drink at this hotbed of theater history.

Blue Fin

1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Extensive raw bar and sushi selections supplement the New American seafood menu at this restaurant in the W Hotel.

Sushi Zen

108 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

This sushi spot's intricately prepared dishes distract diners from the hustle and bustle of its location.

Bond 45 Italian Kitchen Steak

154 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

Theatergoers flock to this mammoth, leather-and-wood-clad restaurant for friendly service and homey Italian fare.


777 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019

The rich, elegant midtown aunt to East Village Italian restaurant Hearth is worth a visit to Times Square by itself.

Trattoria Dopo Teatro

125 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

This cavernous Italian eatery is often overlooked by locals, but serves delicious, rustic Italian fare amidst indoor gardens.

Cheap Restaurants in Times Square

Yakitori Totto

251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

This yakitori spot is one of the best Japanese restaurants near Times Square, as evidenced by the Japanese businessmen found here daily.

Ellens Stardust Diner

1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

A diner where old-school burgers are served with a smile and a pleasant tune.

John's Pizzeria

260 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Probably the best pizza in Times Square, served in a grand, appropriately theatrical space.

Virgil's Barbecue

152 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Groups of carnivores of every stripe shovel in as much pungent barbecued beef, pork and chicken as they can stomach at this Times Square staple.


136 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

The look is no-frills, but the cheap tropical shakes for breakfast and Cuban sandwiches at lunch make up for it with serious flavor.

Kati Roll Company

39 W 39th St, New York, NY 10036

Akin to an Indian version of the burrito, the street food at this lunch favorite attracts long lines during midday--for good reason.

Pongsri Thai Restaurant

244 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

A home-grown chain that actually delivers: fiery Thai food that's as inexpensive as it is tasty.

Carnegie Deli

854 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Though prices may not seem cheap for a sandwich, this classic deli's history and the whopping portions make it worth a trip.

HB Burger

127 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

The little brother to Heartland Brewery isn't dirt cheap, but considering the huge portions and quality--meat is fresh ground nightly by burger butcher to the stars Pat LaFrieda--it's a steal.