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Restaurants in Manhattan

Manhattan offers a seemingly infinite number of culinary options, from food stands, famous delis, and its share of celebrity chef restaurants. (Here’s a tip, leave Time Square.)

Internationally renowned restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, brings luxury and creativity to its operations. Tasting menu only dishes are minimalist, allowing the chef to work his magic to create some of the best food in the city. As one of the more popular Manhattan restaurants, be sure to reserve a table at least two months in advance. Momofuku Ko is one of the most unique restaurants in Manhattan serving a seasonal tasting menu with interesting combinations and obscure ingredients. The restaurant is very intimate with only a counter and a dozen stools. Reservations are extremely difficult to get.

Per Se is arguably one of the finest Manhattan restaurants, requiring reservations months in advance. Award winning chef, Thomas Keller, creates world-renowned dishes including tuna tartar with crème fraiche and oysters in tapioca custard. If you’re looking for a reliably good meal at an affordable price head to the East Village, where you can get an incredible pizza at Little Frankie’s, an artisan burger at Brindle Room or a bowl full of soul warming ramen at Momofuku Noodle bar. For dessert, there are a variety spots to meet your needs including the famous Big Gay Ice Cream. Below are more recommendations for some the best restaurants in Manhattan.

  • 12 Chairs

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A modest exterior (the red awning is as flashy as it gets) makes it easy to look past this unique little McDougal Street eatery, which has had SoHo... More
  • 202

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    "British-born Annie Wayte, one of New York's great unsung chefs, creates soulful soups and beautiful greenmarket salads at this whimsically rustica... More
  • 21, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    What began as a speakeasy in Midtown during Prohibition has become one of the most historically significant dining destinations in the country. The... More
  • 230 Fifth

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Home to the largest rooftop bar in the city, 230 Fifth is known for its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Located on the 20th floor of the ... More
  • 5 & Diamond

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on Restaurant Row on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, this Harlem eatery serves up refined American entrees alongside upgraded burgers, steak ... More
  • 5 Ninth

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    For customers leaving this restaurant located in the Meatpacking District, it may be the décor and layout that sticks in the mind instead of the fo... More
  • 50 Carmine

  • 66

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
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  • A Casa Fox

    Chef Melissa Fox, owner of A Casa Fox, honed her Latin cooking skills at the side of her mother, a native Nicaraguan. Her Lower East Side restauran... More
  • A Voce

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The seasonal menu at A Voce in the Flatiron district focuses on rustic Italian dishes and fresh ingredients. The meat ravioli, a family recipe, is ... More
  • ABC Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At this restaurant, located smack-dab between Union Square and the historic Flatiron district and occupying a stylishly rusticated space inside the... More
  • Abraço

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } The lack of space, or chairs, allows you to focus on the perfect cup of coffee at Abraco's Espresso Bar in the East... More
  • Aburiya Kinnosuke

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Inspired by traditional Japanese izakayas (after-work drinking establishments), this Midtown East restaurant specializes in fresh sashimi as well a... More
  • Acqua, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Situated off the beaten path (literally, it's in an alley off of a cobblestone street in Peck Slip), Acqua serves up authentic Italian cuisine and ... More
  • Adour

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Now in residence at the St Regis Hotel, Chef Alain Ducasse's latest foray into the New York restaurant scene is a French wine restaurant. Named aft... More

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