B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, conveniently located in the heart of Times Square, is a great place for groups on their way to the theatre or about to tour the town.

There is music every night at 8 p.m. This active blues club presents various artists, including Jim Messina, Vanilla Fudge, George Clinton, Air Supply, Roomful of Blues and B.B. King (of course). The joint certainly is jumping at night.

Sunday brunch includes the live sounds of the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir.

Lucille’s Grill, separate from the club, serves great food and drink. This is a wonderful place to take your group for lunch or a pre-theatre dinner. Groups may order from a menu that includes a special Cornmeal Crusted Catfish. If you’re not into catfish, there’s always the Char Grilled Burger or Traditional Baked Ziti. Something light? Try the Classic Caesar Salad. The pre-theatre menu includes a magnificent dessert—Mississippi Mud Pie with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

The location, club atmosphere and wonderful food make the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill a perfect destination for groups.


With a unique ambience that combines popmodern and 50s styles, Ellen’s Stardust Diner features singing waiters and waitresses decked out in clothes that go back to the time when Frankie and Annette were teen icons. There’s a real record hop feel to this restaurant that includes booths and chairs with red upholstery and pepper-grey tables with chrome trim.

Lunch includes burgers, chicken fingers, chicken sandwich and fries. There’s also pasta and salad. The dinner menu provides such diner classics as meatloaf, roast turkey and sirloin steak. Light beverages such as soda, coffee, iced tea and tea are included and for dessert there’s Ellen’s Mini Ice Cream Sundae.

Rock and roll permeates this thoroughly entertaining eating establishment. A perfect venue for theme-based casual dining and photo opportunities, your group will savor the upbeat, nostalgic ambience and traditional American diner favorites. There’s plenty of room in this two-tiered establishment for groups of all sizes. It’s a fun trip down memory lane or a history lesson for some in your group at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.