New York City

Restaurants in New York City

Umberto Assante founded Da Umberto in 1987, and the restaurant is now run by his son Vittorio Assante, who is committed to maintain his father’s legacy, combining “tradition with innovation.” At Da Umberto, you’ll be served authentic Italian food like raviolaci, pasta stuffed with mushrooms and t

Few New Yorkers know oysters the way Jay Shaffer does. The Long Island native even raises his own, on beds in Shinnecock Inlet (he sells them here as "Shaffer Cove" oysters).

You may have heard of architect Richard Meier’s West Village glass apartment towers, renowned for their famous residents, sleek design, and views of the Hudson. Now you can eat in one, at celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Perry Street restaurant.

Customers stuck in the long line that often forms outside this Park Slope diner need not worry: staff keeps patient patrons happy with free coffee, orange slices, sausages, and cookies.

Named after the legendary Harlem speakeasy, Red Rooster Harlem serves up sophisticated soul food. Menus reflect the diverse population of the neighborhood as well as the background of Swedish chef, Marcus Samuelsson as you’ll see on the menu which includes Fried Yard Bird and Helga’s Meatballs.

Fans of Law & Order will recognize the squat brick building and neon-yellow sign of Hector's Cafe and Diner in the Meatpacking District.

Organic, eco-friendly ice cream and fair-trade coffee help you feel virtuous while you indulge.

Owned by a family of Greek food importers, Thalassa in Tribeca predictably offers high quality Greek cuisine, from fresh seafood to an impressive list of Greek wines. Next to the curved bar of Thasosian marble is the ice case of the daily seafood selections, such as the sea bream and rouget.

13 vendors sell Honduran tacos, Mexican huaraches, Ecuadoran ceviche, and other delicious treats to spectators and players alike (a semi-pro league holds matches here every weekend).


open all day Sat. and Sun., mid-April to mid-October

Run by Korean-born chef Sohui Kim, The Good Fork serves up Asian-inspired dishes for dinner and a weekend brunch. This Red Hook restaurant's interior mirrors the neighborhood: the dining tables and dining room were built by chef Kim's carpenter-actor husband, Ben Schneider, creating an overall wo

Sprawling new-baroque drinking and dining venue

Woks and fryers have no place in the open kitchen that dominates this tiny café, where the emphasis is on grilled and steamed pan-Asian dishes flavored with bold sauces, such as garlic lime chili and curry peanut.

Located on the ground floor of a brick row building, the interior of this popular spot is styled as an easygoing bistro, with simple wood floors and seating, soft lighting, a copper bar, and plant-filled wall nooks.

A restaurant in trendy TriBeCa, Marc Murphy's Landmarc is well known for its mix of nouveau French and Italian 

Famed chef David Bouley’s flagship TriBeCa restaurant serves up French cuisine with modern Asian influences. Inside the dimly lit dining room, the tables with white linen cloths are surrounded by plush chairs.