Unique Restaurants to Visit in NYC

New York City is home to thousands of outstanding restaurants. Many are themed, and several offer a completely unique experience. If you are planning on visiting New York soon, or if you’re a New Yorker looking for something different, there are a few restaurants you need to put on your list.


Jekyll and Hyde Club

Jekyll and Hyde Club has the atmosphere of a Hard Rock Cafe but with a creepy twist. The restaurant considers itself the “most unique dining experience in the world.” Eating here is like dinner and show as something “unusual” happens every 10 minutes. As you may expect, the menu is full of creepily-themed items too! You can order all your favorite pub food here.


Dirt Candy

This pick’s name comes from the idea that vegetables are candy from the dirt. Dirt Candy is the only restaurant in NYC that serves only vegetables. Don’t let that scare you away though, because you have certainly never tasted a veggie meal like the ones served here. Stop by at least once, and you’ll be shocked at how delicious vegetables really can be!


Beetle House

You can’t miss the bizarre Halloween-themed experience, especially if you’re a fan of Tim Burton movies. This restaurant is relatively new. It opened in 2016 as a popup but was so successful that it eventually became permanent. The NYC location of Beetle House is small, accommodating less than 50 people. A sister location is in Los Angeles and seats up to 500 people. Beetle House serves American fare.


Ninja New York

Ninja New York is a high-end Japanese restaurant unlike anything else out there. The servers act like ninjas and accordingly tumble, creep, and attempt to frighten unsuspecting guests. The atmosphere is designed to resemble a Ninja Village. Even if Japanese cuisine isn’t your favorite, this is an experience you have to try at least once. Be advised, though, this is the most expensive option on this list.


Alice’s Tea Cup

Alice’s Tea Cup is a kid-friendly choice that your entire family will love. The theme is Alice in Wonderland and you will find an impressive kids’ menu, plus breakfast, brunch, and lunch options. Even the babies on the family can be fed from this menu, as they offer pureed baby food. Alice’s Tea Cup has two locations: the first on W 73rd St and the second on E 64th St.