Halloween is upon us and those ghouling up for the haunted holiday are already seeking a spot to get cuisine and spirits. What could be better than dining at a venue that offers the day’s theme? Here are some of the New York City Restaurants that are attracting attention for providing a Happy Halloween.
- Jekyll and Hyde: The haunted restaurant located at 91 7th Avenue South in the Village is a popular October 31st destination. Before being admitted diners are warned about the secrets and tricks that will be unveiled throughout the night. Those brave enough to enter to take a bite of what’s to come will be entertained by Robert Louis Stevenson’s strange tale coming to life.
- One if by Land, Two if by Sea is offering a catch in the Halloween storm by providing a romantic if not spiritual encounter on All Hallows’ Eve. The popular New York City restaurant was once the carriage house of Aaron Burr, the third vice president of the United States. Ladies guard your jewelry as Burr’s mischievous daughter Theodosia is rumored for removing earrings and is sighted making her rounds. For a historical haunting while having a delicious dinner set your sights on 17 Barrow Street.
- Waverly Inn located at 16 Bank Street has become legendary for the venue’s fires that have flared throughout history. Since its grand opening in 1844 the Inn has sparked a haunting tale of mischief and patrons donned in early nineteenth century dress greeting those guests dining at the Ye Ole Waverly Inn.
- Those bar hopping Halloween night seeking a horse of a different color the White Horse Tavern located at 575 Hudson Street provides the scene. Merry makers have seen Dylan Thomas trotting around the tavern in search of his favorite corner table. Don’t gallop away if after a few shots you see Thomas pouring a whiskey of his own.
- Manhattan Bistro or Elma Sands’ resting spot, 129 Spring Street is the site of the famed murder that has patrons swearing that they’ve seen the ghost knocking over drinks as if daring diners to forget her.
- Flex Mussels is flexing their own creativity by delivering Pastry Chef Zac Young’s Drunken Doughnuts at 154 West 13th Street. The treat is not advertised so the trick of the night is remembering to request.
- The Bridge Café located at 279 Water Street bridges the past and the present as the city’s oldest bar. Built in 1794 it started out as a brothel that despite its modern day venue has been known for seeing ghosts of the past coming back to sip spirits and swap stories with diners.
- Brave enough to dine in the dark, this 85 MacDougal Street space is offering diners the opportunity to sample Camaje Restaurant’s Cuisine with the lights turned off. What will you be eating? Get ready taste a unique dining experience.
- Sweet Revenge is serving up adult treats this holiday season. For only $10.00 the 62 Carmine Street eatery is serving cupcake and beer pairings perfect for getting guests into a festive mood. For those seeking a special treat, there’s a frozen wine slushy to be slurped.
- Last but certainly not least the restaurants lining the West Village Halloween parade provide the perfect After-Party as partygoers can go right from the streets to their seats. Reservations are required as these scenic spots go quickly and by day of the event, you’ll be left standing outside the door.
New York City is dishing up a happy and haunted Halloween. Are you looking for a trick or a treat?