by Lucy Foster
12 September 2008

1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (at 45th St.)
phone: 212-333-7827

   If you looking for atmosphere in a restaurant than Planet Hollywood in Times Square would be the perfect choice. This fun-filled tourist attraction is packed with all sorts of Hollywood memorabilia from costumes to props to celebrity handprints located just outside this landmark restaurant. Planet Hollywood is located right in the heart of Times Square surrounded by most of the theaters so there usually is a waiting line to get in so plan ahead. The menu is reasonably priced and serves up the basics of American Cuisine dishes from pizza’s to a variety of hamburgers, steaks, seafood, chicken and fries. It’s not the place for fine dining but more of a family-oriented Hollywood mini-museum. Special events are held whenever a celebrity donates new memorabilia to the restaurant as well as random celebrity visits and handprint ceremonies. There’s also plenty of tourist merchandise lined up in the giftshop. 
   Planet Hollywood is open daily from 11:00am to 1:00am Fri-Sat, 11am – Midnight Sun-Thurs. All major credit cards are accepted.