When I pop down to Manhattan to see a show, I'm usually crunched for time. Still, we all need to eat, and I'm not always looking to grab a quick slice of pizza or a coffee and dessert at Starbucks!
ESPN Zone exceeded my expectations the last two times I ate there. I was able to get a table quickly, my priority, and my husband was able to scan numerous wide screen plasma televisions to catch more sporting events than even he could have imagined, his priority.
This is a tourist spot, and it comes along with tourist prices, but the prices weren't so bad that I was turned off. That, plus the fact that the food was pretty decent for a restaurant catering to tourists in Times Square, left me happy. I usually become easily disenchanted with this part of Manhattan due to the fact that so many restaurants can pass off sub-par food with high prices to unsuspecting tourists (as evidenced by the presence of both the Olive Garden and Applebee's in that general area...who comes to NYC for chain restaurant food?!?).
This is a chain restaurant like many others, but has a classier atmosphere than your Planet Hollywoods and your Hard Rock Cafes. After having a portobello burger, fries and a glass of Merlot for under $25, I left happy to see my show.