Dine like it's 1950

Share Article

Tuesday, July 5th, Marion's Continental Restaurant & Lounge, on the Bowery in New York City, celebrates it's dual anniversary by rolling back the prices on it's menu to 1950. Imagine chicken for $1.75 or steak for $2.25.

Last year Marion's began a new tradition by honoring its anniversary by creating a menu that represents the original menus of the original marion's that opened in 1950.

The first Marion's was opened 55 years ago on the Bowery in New York City by Marion Nagy. Ms. Nagy was an Hungarian refugee who arrived in New York via Paris in the late 1940s. Fleeing communist Hungary after World War II, she became a model in Paris and subsequently in New York. There she was encouraged to open a supper club which she did in 1950. She hosted many celebraties during the twenty three years at Marion's until 1973. When she retired to the Jersey Shore with her husband and three children.

In 1990, Marion's son Richard Bach and his partner Michael Howett reopened Marion's in it's original spot on the Bowery. Their aim was to bring back that era of dining as entertainment.

This year, Marion's celebrates it's dual anniversary of 55 years of the original and 15 years of the reincarnated restaurant. The food prices and choices match what the original Marion's was serving in 1950.

Because of the hoopla of last year, the restaurant is forced to impose some rules. First, they will not be taking reservations and it will be first come first served. Second, there will be no doggie bags or take out permitted and the clientele will be limited to ordering one appetizer, one entree and one dessert per person. The 1950s prices are for the food portion of the meal and does not include beverages, wine and their famously fabulous cocktails.

Tuesday, July 5th from 5:30 until 11pm

no reservations taken

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Richard Bach
212 475-7621
Email >
Visit website