New York City

Restaurants in New York City

A small, East Village wine bar owned by Marco Canora and Paul Grieco, famous for their work at neighboring Hearth Restaurant, Terroir celebrates everything wine.

Annisa, located in the West Village, is an expression of celebrity chef Anita Lo’s Chinese-American roots and French culinary training.

Gusto Ristorante and Bar bills itself “as close to actually dining in Italy as it gets.” This West Village neighborhood eatery has won the loyalty of regulars with its emphasis on freshness; all pasta is made in-house, and the menu changes regularly to take advantage of seasonal produce.

Husband-and-wife team Marco Moreira and Jo-Ann Makovitzky combined their backgrounds in sushi (Marco) and classic French cuisine (Jo-Ann) to open Union Square’s Tocqueville in 2000.

Abbruzzese restaurateur Luca di Pietro opened Tarallucci e Vino hoping to bring Italy's quintessential cafe culture to New York City. The restaurant prides itself on serving simple dishes made with the highest quality ingredients.

Situated in Chelsea’s Maritime Hotel, Matsuri fills an unusual niche in the Japanese restaurant scene. For starters, it’s enormous, with high vaulted ceilings, oversize paper lanterns, and a lengthy bar.

A famous grump and short-order cook, Kenny Shopshin is one of those only-in-New-York characters tolerated for his culinary skills. Formerly of Shopshin's Diner in the West Village, the infamous grouch now plies his wares in a bright, but cramped, corner of the Essex Street Market.

It's unclear what is the greater attraction at Schiller's Liquor Bar in the lower East Side: the food, the innovative cocktails, or the people-watching.

This partnership between chef Dave Pasternack, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich is known for its dedication to Italian seafood. (Esca means "bait" in Italian.) Don't leave without trying one of the crudos.

Sitting down in the ultra-swank Kittichai on the ground floor of 60 Thompson Hotel in SoHo, you might get the impression that the restaurant itself is flirting with you.

From restaurateur Jack Lamb comes this tiny, 16-seat restaurant in the East Village. At Degustation, chef Wesley Genovart, who previously worked at Perry St, is the center of attention since all seats at the U-shaped counter face the open kitchen.

Mod Mediterranean

Home to the largest rooftop bar in the city, 230 Fifth is known for its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Switzerland native Ralf Kuettel brings a bit of his homeland to New York City with Trestle on Tenth. The Chelsea restaurant offers traditional Swiss comfort food prepared with local ingredients and served in a no-frills dining room.