Applebee’s is a favorite around the country and the one on West 42nd Street is specially equipped to meet your group’s needs and desires. Dine in or order Grab-n-Go Boxes if you are on the run.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. The restaurant offers a diverse, always-fresh buffet for each and every meal. You can eat as light or as heavily as you’d like. Try Applebee’s famous Caesar Salad or the lunch buffet with an array of chicken and fish dishes.

Your group also can partake of special lunches and dinners. Choose the Big Apple and select four entrées that include chicken and fish, or go with the Best of Times Square and enjoy chicken, steak and fish. Each special dinner comes with Caesar Salad, beverage and dessert.

If your group is on a tight schedule, Applebee’s certainly can accommodate you.


Dallas BBQ has three great locations for its mouthwatering southern-fare restaurant.One is on the upper West Side while the others are in or near the theatre district.

It’s hard to miss the big red and yellow Dallas BBQ sign in Times Square. It’s an inviting sight for those who savor wonderful barbecue amidst a simple setting. Inside, you’ll discover murals of buffalo and a large, life-size buffalo sculpture.

The servings are big, the food succulent and savory. The combo sirloin steak and ribs platter will more than impress you as will the restaurant’s Super Combo Platter of ribs and shrimp. Corn bread, coleslaw and French fries or baked potato are included.

Dallas BBQ is not fancy but the servings are generous, the service friendly and fast, and the food simply delicious. Conveniently located near Broadway, Dallas BBQ is a dining establishment your entire group will relish.


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.


You’ll feel welcome and at home at H B Burger for this restaurant is very different from the other “fast food” burger joints. The relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and dedicated service make this an American favorite. If your group is looking for burgers, salads and fries, then this is the perfect place. Student groups will love this restaurant.

Try the tasty Southern Fried Pickle Spears and HB Buffalo Chips with Buffalo Ranch Dip. Hearty and nicely spiced Harland Nachos will take your taste buds to another place. Entrées include a hefty turkey burger, perfectly dressed Caesar chicken salad and penne pasta with marinara. Their French fries are fresh cut and use only Idaho potatoes. Succulent and flavorful, H B Burger’s Heap of Onion Straws is as special as it gets when it comes to side dishes.

The restaurant offers a complete line of homemade sodas and their key lime pie is a simply wonderful dessert concoction.

H B Burger is a great place for fast, satisfying dining. If you are looking for a restaurant that offers traditional American food with some very nice twists, take your tour or theatre group to H B Burger.


America loves rock and roll and America loves the Hard Rock Café. This truly special rockthemed restaurant has a diverse group menu that will please both hearty meat eaters and dedicated vegetarians.

Tender veggie burgers, creamy Caesar salads, and flavorful pulled pork are all available. For groups that desire a big dinner, there’s the Hard Rock’s ½ Rack of BBQ Ribs with French fries, coleslaw, or BBQ baked beans. The restaurant’s Grilled Hawaiian Chicken with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables is an exceptional creation.

Along with group lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant also offers breakfast.

Of course, you’re going to love the rock theme that permeates this American restaurant. Rich in memories and memorabilia, the Hard Rock Café is a real audience pleaser. A visit to the Hard Rock Café is more than a fun dining experience; it’s a front seat tour of our country’s pop music history. Make it casual and light at the Hard Rock Café.


Casual dining and an experienced wait staff await you at the Heartland Brewery and Chophouse. The food reflects the down-to-earth qualities that define the eclectic and hearty nature of great American food.

Appetizers include the specially flavored Chop House Tortilla Chips with Spinach Dip and spicy Buffalo Chicken Spring Roll. Their Crispy Fried Calamari with spicy Marinara is tender and nicely herbed.

The entrées are exceptional and include tender Skirt Steak and succulent Romanian Tenderloin. The signature St. Lewis Smoked Ribs with Heartland’s Famous BBQ Sauce are as good as it gets. For those interested in a truly innovative entrée, make the amazing Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Asparagus in a tomato herb sauce among your group’s selections. The generous sides include selections of various types of potato, spinach and mushroom dishes. For dessert, there’s New York cheesecake or key lime pie. Every dinner is served with fresh baked bread and creamy butter.

The Heartland Brewery and Chophouse welcomes groups and is perfectly situated in Times Square to serve the theatre crowd. Good food and a setting that is both welcoming and comfortable—a perfect combination!


This is a multi-level sports-focused restaurant that embraces its athletic theme thoroughly. Deep wood tones, plenty of big screen TVs and nicely appointed tables and booths are all a part of this casual restaurant’s atmosphere. There’s always some sporting event being broadcast at Legends whether it’s being played in the U.S. or in another part of the world.

Legends offers a Student Tour Lunch Menu that includes mixed green salad and student favorites such as hamburgers and cheeseburgers, fish and chips, and macaroni and cheese. Fries or mashed potatoes are included as is a dessert of vanilla ice cream. Soft drinks are served with lunch.

The dinner menu offers three entrées: Grilled Breast of Chicken with Sautéed Vegetables and Pan Gravy; Broiled Sole Filet with Saffron Rice and Lemon Butter Sauce and Pasta Primavera with Garden Vegetables in a Parmesan Cream Sauce. All include salad, dessert and sodas, coffee or tea.

Legends is a happening sports eatery with lots of room and great service for groups interested in a casual dining experience. There’s a special lunch menu for students and plenty of sportsrelated memorabilia to enhance the atmosphere.


Marco Polo Cruises offers six different yachts for your waterway and dining pleasure. Lunch and dinner cruises are available and offer multiple menus, which may be customized. The buffet lunch and the DJ are especially popular with student groups. Chart your course, plan your menu and work out every detail with the staff of Marco Polo Cruises.

The 100-foot long Cabana, which is certified for 150 passengers, is perfect for a student cruise. If you have a smaller group, the 90-foot Halfmoon with room for 90 may be your best choice. For very large groups, the Harbor Lights is a spacious and ultra modern yacht that is certified for 350 passengers.

For over 18 years, Marco Polo Cruises have been taking passengers along New York’s beautiful waterways. Create a unique and exciting experience for your group as you leave the city behind for a few hours and enjoy Manhattan from a different perspective.


Pete’s Tavern, located near Gramercy Park, was established in 1864 and is the oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in New York City. A trip to Pete’s Tavern means a trip back in time. This 19th century establishment, which owes part of its legend to the famed author O. Henry, has been seen in innumerable movies and on various TV shows. Its diverse and long history aside, what differentiates Pete’s Tavern from so many other dining establishments is its fine Italian-American cuisine. Many consider it to be the best in Manhattan.

For groups, this restaurant is a real find. The menu has been refined to offer theater and tour groups various choices, among them some of their finest dishes. Appetizers are mouthwatering and include lightly breaded Fried Calamari, finely spiced Clams Oregenata and savory Stuffed Mushrooms.

The dinner menu offers a wonderful Seared Shell Steak with Wine Sauce served with potato and vegetables. The Veal Cutlet Parmigiana served with Pasta is sweetly tender. Groups have numerous choices regarding drinks and desserts.

The service, food and ambiance are all as good and as genuine as they can get. Weather permitting, Pete’s also offers sidewalk seating. Pete’s Tavern is an authentic New York gem.


Planet Hollywood, with its Silver Screen theme, can be described as Tinsel Town comes to the Great White Way. Sit amidst memorabilia, talk about your favorite movies and stars and get down to some star-studded eating before the show.

The Movie Star Classic Menu is designed to please all groups. Grilled chicken, char-grilled burgers and barbecue pulled pork are highlights. Or you may decide you’re in the mood for a Caesar salad laced with creamy Caesar dressing and topped with grilled chicken. The Penne Pasta Pomodoro blends spaghetti with fresh Roma tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, basil and aged Parmesan cheese. It’s a delightful concoction.

The bright lights in Planet Hollywood rival those outside on Broadway. The ambiance is worthy of an Oscar and the dishes are perfect for those who want light to medium fare prepared and served in plenty of time to allow your group to easily get to your show. The stars are always out in Planet Hollywood where Tinsel Town comes alive and there’s always a happy ending. Enjoy the show!