Eateries offer Halloween specials

You may be busy deciding on your costume, but don’t forget to consider the various dining options that can enhance this year’s Halloween experience. From inexpensive Halloween deals to dining at a haunted hotel, many New York City spots have great offerings to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Waverly Inn

16 Bank St.

For an encounter with the undead, consider dining with the spirits this Halloween at Waverly Inn. This spot has been rumored to house the ghost of former guest Oscar Wilde. The restaurant’s dark, candle-lit atmosphere gives the restaurant an ominous vibe, and it is also decorated with carved pumpkins for Halloween this week. This haunted environment comes with a high price tag, though, so consider heading to Waverly Inn for appetizers or dessert.

LS freshman Jeanette Zhang looks forward to potentially encountering a ghost this Halloween.

“Although it’s creepy, dining alongside ghosts this Halloween sounds fun,” Zhang said. “It is a pretty cool restaurant with a gloomy ambience.”

Jekyll and Hyde Club

91 Seventh Ave. S.

If you want to dine with outlandish, Halloween-inspired creatures, head to Jekyll and Hyde Club. Built to resemble the infamous mad scientist’s lab, the restaurant’s spooky interior is enhanced by continuous live entertainment and special effects. The restaurant allows its diners to create their own festive burgers and also offers a large variety of pub fare. The Frankenstein Favorite and The Mummy are two great burger options.

CAS freshman Alice Zhu  said she appreciates the restaurant’s efforts to make the Halloween dining experience entertaining.

“It is a really entertaining place to be with friends,” Zhu said. “Their burgers and nachos are amazing, and I love the decorations.”


Many select locations

For college students on a budget, Chipotle may be one of the ideal places to go for a filling meal on Halloween night. On Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. until close, Chipotle is offering a burrito with guacamole for just $3, provided you come in a costume. Besides being great news for budget-conscious students, it has a fundraising initiative that benefits various independent farmers by promoting ethical farming and ranching.

CAS sophomore Maria Arievitch said she plans to hang out with her friends in costume while eating the specially priced burrito.

“I’m not ashamed to admit that the $3 Chipotle burrito is probably my favorite thing about Halloween,” Arievitch said.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Multiple Locations

Halloween would be incomplete without pumpkin-flavored treats. The Pumpkin and Apple Gobbler is a popular dessert option for many on Halloween at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. Made from vanilla ice cream, pumpkin butter, pie crust pieces and whipped cream, this pumpkin specialty is a must-have treat this Halloween.

LS sophomore Matia Mearns said she is excited to try the autumn-inspired treat.

“Big Gay Ice Cream is so good, and I can’t wait to try the new flavors this season, especially the pumpkin ice cream,” Matia said.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Oct. 28th print edition. Email Dhriti Tandon at [email protected]