Theme restaurants are dining establishments that are centered on concepts or ideas that influence the menu, decor, music and overall ambiance of the eatery. Visitors to New Jersey who enjoy dining at theme restaurants have several options to choose from.
Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, is a theme restaurant where customers watch a dinner performance of "knights" battling it out in tournaments. The meal has the ambiance of a royal feast, and the entire wait staff is dressed in medieval gear. The interior of the restaurant resembles a stone-walled castle from the 11th century. The feast's four-course menu includes spare ribs, oven-roasted chicken, tomato bisque soup, herb-roasted potatoes and garlic bread. Vegetarian meals can also be prepared upon request.
Medieval Times 149 Polito Ave. Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 866-731-9313 medievaltimes.com
Pink Cadillac Diner
Pink Cadillac Diner is a 1950s style restaurant in the beach town of Wildwood, New Jersey. Pink Cadillac Diner features everything from dancing waitresses to booths named after icons from the decade, including Bobby Darin, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne. Classic 1950s staples are on display at the eatery, including automobile memorabilia and a jukebox with a vast selection of hits from the period. The menu includes an array of milkshakes, banana splits and fountain beverages. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the restaurant.
Pink Cadillac Diner 3801 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260 609-522-8288 pinkcadillacdinernj.com
The Old Bay Restaurant
New Orleans is the theme of the Old Bay Restaurant, which has been in business in New Brunswick since 1987. The restaurant's concept is to make every day like Mardi Gras with gourmet Cajun and French Creole style fare and many seafood and steak dishes. Every night starting at 10, the eatery features live music and drink promotions. The interior of the restaurant resembles the decor of bistros in New Orleans' bustling French Quarter, with gargoyle wall sconces and wrought-iron railings. The menu includes sausage and chicken jambalaya, shrimp creole, crawfish etouffee, prime rib-eye steak, pecan-crusted catfish, stuffed pork chops and whole crispy snapper.
The Old Bay Restaurant 61 Church St. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-246-3111 oldbayrest.com