With experiences ranging from dining in an underground cave to immersive Mayan meals, these unique restaurants are an experience not to be missed! Be sure to bring along your camera and Instagram-ready crew when visiting these unforgettable eateries!
From an exquisite omakase tasting experience to a memorable global restaurant journey, these dining experiences are sure to please both your palate and make for some lasting memories.
Journey NYC brings theatrical gastronomy to the Flatiron district. A unique dining entertainment enterprise that blends immersive video installations, fine dining, fashion tech and theatre into one immersive dining entertainment enterprise, its menu was developed by world-renowned chef Edward Hong while charming animation provides the perfect visual complement to each dish served in Journey’s restaurant.
Thestaurant’s interactive technology is popular with guests, who post photos and videos about their experience on social media. Furthermore, this creates a sense of community among employees – something especially crucial in modern businesses that prioritize employee mental health.
Journey offers four immersive experiences, from ticketed Journey 360 and Odyssey projections that transport diners from their communal table to five exotic locales around the world, to film footage featuring Judy Kaye and Cady Huffman performing virtually on their tabletop, non-ticketed Journey Salon experiences, including its a la carte eatery Journey Epic Cafe which uses augmented reality to reveal three-dimensional designs hidden on custom dishware, and its non-ticketed salon where augmented reality allows guests to discover hidden three dimensional designs hidden under their communal table.
Lucky Cheng’s was established as an East Village staple in October 1993 as the first restaurant with drag queen and transgender staff serving as waitstaff and bartenders. A decade later, Prince Albert dined here a-la-drag; then Hayne Suthon died, leaving Josephine Jason the legacy to continue.
As part of their dinner and show offering, Miso Glazed Green Beans, Fish of the Day and Ginger Pastry are on the menu here. While food is tasty, what really sets this place apart are its queens. From dance numbers to a twerk session and hip-hop songs with squirt guns – their performers never cease to dazzle guests with performances that will have you laughing out loud. A-List celebrities (Britney Spears & Sir Richard Branson among them!) have come here and so have their friends- also popular among bachelorettes!
The Jekyll & Hyde Club
Imagine Halloween Horror Nights meeting Disney’s Pleasure Island Adventurer’s Club; that is the essence of what this restaurant and bar are. At Jekyll & Hyde Club you will experience both elements in one unique evening experience!
This unique dining experience can be found near Greenwich Village. Offering delicious calamari, penne pasta and tasty lemonade and milkshakes – guests have reported friendly staff members as being very helpful!
The Jekyll & Hyde Club opened its doors in 1991 as a themed eatery that caters to large groups. Perfect for pre- or post-show dining and entertainment for kids of all ages alike, during dinner guests are entertained by Claw the gargoyle, Tobias the werewolf and Dreadmina the vampire! In addition to its bar and restaurant services, The Jekyll & Hyde Club features its own small theme park.
Jose Andres is best known for his celebrated Spanish-influenced restaurants in Washington DC – Jaleo, Zaytinya and Oyamel. Additionally, he is a beloved television host, author of numerous cookbooks and founder of World Central Kitchen which provides meals to victims affected by disasters – even sending one up into space!
Pepe, The Chef’s latest dining destination at Disney Springs, can be found near Jaleo in its front corner. Offering both hot and cold sandwiches on pan de cristal (an authentic Spanish bread), paella, sangria and more – Pepe does not accept Tables in Wonderland discounts but remains open to the general public.
Jose Andres offers an intimate and imaginative tasting menu of Spanish avant-garde dishes in his private room, accessible only through a glass door marked “e”. Seat reservations can be made up to three months ahead and performances take place from Tuesday to Saturday evenings with two shows scheduled per night.