clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

10 Ridiculous New York Restaurant Logos

New, 11 comments

It can be tough to find the right logo for your restaurant, especially when you consider that it might end up on the website, the stationary, and even t-shirts or other merch. Here’s a look at ten NYC restaurant logos that stand as cautionary tales:

laluchanyc1.jpg 10) La Lucha: This downtown taqueria is apparently a date night favorite of the Insane Clown Posse. [Photo]
steakfriteslogo.jpg9) Steak Frites: Before they become the meat that you eat, the Steak Frites cows enjoy a decadent Parisian cafe life. [Photo]

downthehatchlogo.jpg8) Down the Hatch: It was tough for Calvin to leave Hobbes, but he found other distractions while away at college.[Photo]
crumbslogo.jpg 7) Crumbs Bake Shop: To achieve that light, airy quality, all Crumbs cupcakes are juggled by a chubby harlequin before they go into the display case. [Photo]
koolblue.jpg6) Kool Bloo: Judging by the cartoon faces, Kool Bloo is the perfect place to go when you're happy, drunk, randy or stoned. [Photo]
meagrilllogolist.jpg5) Mesa Grill: The logo is disappearing like Marty McFly’s family in that photo in Back to the Future. We must get back to 1985 to save Bobby Flay’s fancy tex mex restaurant! [Photo]
dirtcandylogo.jpg4) Dirt Candy: Amanda Cohen and Co. know that if you see a giant prehistoric mosquito, the best thing to do is reach for the fly swatter. [Photo]
dumplingman1.jpg3) Dumpling Man: Don’t let the smile fool you: this sad little orphan blob is looking for a home, in your stomach. [Photo]
chinagrillogolist.jpg2) China Grill: The logo for Jeffrey Chodorow's Midtown behmoth takes equal inspiration from The Palace of Versailles, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Pearl River Mart. [Photo]
bigbootylogo.jpg 1) Big Booty Bread Co.: And here we see some alternate reality wherein Todd English moves to Chelsea, opens a bakery, and proudly displays the junk in his trunk. [Photo]

Dirt Candy

86 Allen Street, Manhattan, NY 10002 (212) 228-7732 Visit Website

China Grill

60 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019 212 333 7788