New York City

Restaurants in New York City

This Theater District classic was founded by the late son of dancer/singer/actress Josephine Baker. There's live piano music every night during dinner, plus during Sunday brunch.

Vegetarians, rejoice! Chef Amanda Cohen takes vegetables to a new level, making innovative and artfully plated dishes like pulled, pickled, and jerked carrots with peanut mole sauce on carrot waffles. The inventive menu proves that meatless cuisine doesn't have to be joyless.

A respite from the bustle of Wall Street, this Australia-based coffee shop is tucked away in a historic Art-Deco building mere steps from the NYSE trading floor.

A food court that redefines the genre, Hudson Eats is a sleek, sweeping hall in Battery Park City's Brookfield Place housing high-end and sought-after outlets like Blue Ribbon Sushi, Tartinery, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Parm, Umami Burger, and more.

At Little Park, in the Smyth Hotel, Andrew Carmellini gets creative with small plates meant for sharing. Instead of tomatoes, burrata comes with strawberries, and arctic char pairs with sweet kumquats and pea pods.

Tin ceilings, red brick walls lined with the works of local artists, and rough-hewn wood planks give this specialty coffee house a cozy feel. Run by two musicians who live in the neighborhood, Lenox Coffee serves Stumptown beans and sells pastries, breads, and sandwiches.

Justin Smillie first charmed New Yorkers at the helm of Il Buco Alimentari, where he earned a rave reviews from critics and delighted diners. Now at Upland, he has incorporated his native-born Californian sensibilities into a hyper-seasonal menu of rustic, yet thoughtfully conceived plates.

Chef Nick Anderer proved his Roman-cuisine mettle at Maialino, the acclaimed Danny Meyers–owned restaurant at the Gramery Park Hotel. Now he's applying this depth of knowledge at Marta, which occupies the soaring, dramatic lobby of the Martha Washington Hotel.

Gabriel Kreuther's new eponymous Midtown temple to Alsatian food gives the James Beard award–winning chef the room to indulge fully his impeccable culinary sensibility and classic European technique.

Hipsters and twentysomethings have a cool home in midtown thanks to this quirky Mexican bar and restaurant from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman.

The immaculate, wood-paneled, leather-trimmed, equestrian-focused world of Ralph Lauren in restaurant form. Scoring a reservation (even a 5:30 p.m. one) at this subterranean spot is a challenge, but if you can get in, it's worth it.

The original location of this burger franchise is set in an 1884 brick townhouse on Third Avenue; it's a little piece of history (and old New York) among all those the soaring skyscrapers.

An unassuming, cozy French bistro with just a handful of tables and a wonderful wine list (for both bottles and by the glass). Every day at 6 p.m., the owners hold a wine tasting for all the customers.

The place that defined the power lunch and expense account dining. Philip Johnson's sleek restaurant in Mies van der Rohe's landmark Seagram Building has been serving the elite reliable (if not inventive) staples like chicken milanese and steak tartare since 1959.

At the New York outpost of their wildly popular Boston tapas joint, Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette serve creative, Spanish-inflected small plates that range from strictly traditional (pan con tomate, which can be topped with anchovies upon request) to impressively innovative (roasted bone marr