New York

Restaurants in New York

Untitled, the Whitney’s original Danny Meyer restaurant, is the same in name only after moving to its new downtown digs. Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern turns out vibrant, hyper-seasonal modern American fare in the sleek, glass-walled space designed by Renzo Piano.

Billy's sells baked goods of every variety—pies, cakes, fruit bars, cookies, scones—but it's the cupcakes you go for. They come in flavors like chocolate-cherry, banana-nutella, and coconut, and each one is topped with a dollop of frosting as tall as the wrapper.

Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, the award-winning team behind the fine-dining Eleven Madison Park, prove they are equally adept in creating an exceptional, yet less formal, dining experience at the NoMad, a hotel restaurant that has become a destination in and of itself.

A rustic trattoria run by an Italian-born chef, Mercato is the type of neighborhood restaurant we all wish we had.

Opened by two former Per Se chefs, Uncle Boons serves authentic Thai food in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. The place is reminiscent of a dimly lit Thai pub, with brick walls, rattan lamps, and monster movie posters on the walls.

Acclaimed chef Mario Carbone's namesake restaurant is an ode to old school red sauce Italian joints. Here he elevates the experience with top notch food, starting with the garlic bread. Even the waiters in their maroon dinner jackets look and sound like characters from The Godfather.

Buvette’s Jody Williams branched out into rustic Italian cooking with the opening of this roomy, light-filled space in early 2015. As one would expect, the food is fantastic: authentic yet inventive, focused on the highest-quality ingredients, and not over-priced.

Music is always on the menu at this cozy, neighborhood jazz joint, where locals come to hear both up-and-coming artists and venerable talents like pianist Les Kurtz jam into the late hours.

Even though only a laminated piece of paper on the door denotes this tiny dinner-only Italian spot, lines start to form early.

The James Beard Award-winning, family-owned restaurant and deli has been doling out hyper-fresh sturgeon, Nova Scotia salmon, H&H bagels, and other Jewish deli fare since 1908. Takeout is also available, but be prepared: it’s cash only.

This Upper West Side institution has heavy Southern comfort food down to a tee—buttermilk fried chicken, just-baked biscuits, cheesy grits, crafts brews, deep-fried pickles of every variety—and the crowds prove it, from weekday dinners to Sunday brunch.

This off-the-radar Upper West Side restaurant serves some of the best Japanese food in the city. Serious sushi lovers should head straight to the sushi bar and order the very reasonably priced 12-piece omakase, or chef's selection.

The flagship location of Daniel Boulud's patisserie sells housemade charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, and freshly baked breads and pastries, as well as a selection of sandwiches, salads, and other prepared foods.

Named after a street in Milan, this Italian cafe is a lovely spot to recharge after a day spent wandering through nearby museums or exploring Central Park. Order one of the restaurant's signature panini and linger over a well-made espresso and croissants from Payard.

Several cocktail heavy-hitters were behind the opening of this bar and restaurant on the Upper East Side, including bartender extraordinaire Pamela Wiznitzer, formerly of the Dead Rabbit, and expert David Wondrich, who consulted on the cocktail menu.