New York

Restaurants in New York

With their big-name chefs and dizzying array of options, New York restaurants lead the cusp of food trends. You can dine on the porch of a Finger Lakes restaurant, (nonchalantly) spot celebrities in Soho cafes, or grab a bite in hipster Brooklyn eateries. Here are just a few highlights among New York restaurants:

Vinegar Hill House is a DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Underpass) restaurant offers creative American cuisine such as sunny duck egg and cast iron chicken, finished off with Guinness chocolate cake for dessert. Armani Ristorante is a hidden gem, tucked in the Fifth Avenue Armani store, that offers divine takes on Italian such as Lasgnetta, a decadent stack of eggplant slices and marinara. Peekamoose Restaurant is a New York restaurant and taproom in the Catskills run by chefs who left the Big Apple for the country; its offers huge portions, using lots of produce from local farmers, in a quaint setting. Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a renowned restaurant, in New York’s Pocantico Hills, located in a barn that used to belong to the Rockefellers. It now offers “farmers feats” highlighting the best local produce, poultry, and beef selections. Just bring your appetite: the changing selections include five-course, eight-course or a twelve-course dinners.

So hefty it comes in a 5-inch-thick binder, the wine list at this modern restaurant in the Flatiron Building is among the biggest in the city.

There’s a hippy, trippy kind of rough-hewn beauty to this Williamsburg outpost from Taavo Somer (Freemans, Peels). Exposed beams and brick everywhere and cut firewood piled high in triangular pods against one wall.

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.

At this small Upper East Side omakase-only restaurant, diners are greeted by a sign that reads: Today's Special — Trust Me. The small establishment only seats about 30 people at both the bamboo sushi bar and wooden tables.

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Beloved for its cozy tavernlike charm (think wooden beams and twiggy flower arrangements), creative cocktails, and the seductive aromas that waft from the open grill, this New York institution is just one reason for Danny Meyer’s fan base (Union Square Café and The Modern have only enhanced his m

Part of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant empire, this midtown bistro is ideal for pre- and post-theater dining.

This cafeteria-style Union Square spot is a late-night favorite for burgers and booze-spiked milkshakes.

One of the few places in the Hamptons for waterfront dining and sunset views. The seafood is right off the boat.

Location, location, location: this is what the View certainly has. A glass elevator whisks diners up to the 48th floor to the only revolving rooftop restaurant in New York.

Legend has it that ice cream was invented in China about 1500 years ago, so it makes sense that one of Chinatown’s oldest businesses is the Chinese Ice Cream Factory.

Located in Chinatown, Pho Grand is a local favorite for authentic Vietnamese food. The restaurant's dining room, made up of cedar-paneled walls and wooden beams, is often filled with patrons who come to enjoy the pho - a rice noodle soup that comes with a choice of meat.

Caracas, located in the East Village, is an authentic Venezuelan eatery specializing in the arepa, a Venezuelan muffin made of corn flour and stuffed with a variety of fillings.

Graduating at the top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America, chef Deborah Bicknese opened this unique Spanish tapas place in Prospect Heights to the delight of many.