New York City

Restaurants in New York City

This smartly decorated Japanese restaurant and bar with an Irish-pub feel benefits from its location in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery scene.

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Inspired by her childhood summers spent in Maine, chef Rebecca Charles opened Pearl Oyster Bar in 1999 after noticing the absence of fresh lobster rolls on New York’s culinary scene.

New York’s Calexico, founded by three brothers from California, has managed to set itself apart from the street-food pack with its authentic, flavorful tacos.

Beginning in a small corner restaurant in SoHo, this brainchild of brother-chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg has expanded throughout the city including Brooklyn’s Park Slope, where signature fish and seafood dishes like smoked trout and paella mix with house specialties Maine lobster sashimi and chop

Reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1930’s, New York’s Employees Only is a small, Art Deco-inspired restaurant serving American Nouveau cuisine in the West Village.

Flor de Mayo, on the Upper West Side, serves Chinese, Spanish and Peruvian cuisine from noon to midnight daily and enjoys a good reputation for its portion sizes and value. The pollo a la brasa, Peruvian rotisserie chicken, is a signature dish.

True to its name, this restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel on East 57th Street offers a garden-like setting where tables are shaded by four tall acacia trees. Beneath the trees' slender, twisting branches are polished hardwood tables and chairs with soft, cream-colored cushions.

Surrounded by the high-end boutiques and galleries of Orchard Street, this tiny restaurant is housed in a turn-of-the-century tenement building on the Lower East Side.

Easy to miss, this unassuming West Village restaurant is located inside an unmarked, 100-year-old brownstone. After entering through the dimly lit basement, diners step upstairs to the intimate, candle-lit dining room that feels reminiscent of a dinner party.

Hosts Mario Zarate and Julio Quevedo want all their guests to feel the Amor Cubano (Cuban love) in everything at this Spanish Harlem restaurant which has been serving traditional Cuban food since 2007.

Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar in the East Village gives a nod to New England with its knotty-pine bar, red and white checked walls, seascape paintings, and antique cupboard.

A riff on the deliterias that dominate in Midtown, this rabbi-supervised Kosher deli is located not far from the Diamond District. Serving old-school lunch and breakfast fare, Milk and Honey sells everything from sandwiches and salads to pizzia, even sushi.

The original location in a growing chain of panini-centric restaurants, Press 195 in trendy Park Slope was developed by college friends Brian Karp, Chris Evans, and Jimmy Volz.