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.
This husband-and-wife-owned, Brooklyn-based pizzeria and restaurant is as much a lesson in simplistic food preparations as it is in environmental responsibility.
Inside a new location just west of Rockefeller Center, Oceana continues to deliver the fresh, creative seafood that has earned it a Michelin Star for four years in a row. The day’s fresh catches are set atop crushed ice at the marble raw bar, which serves as the centerpiece for the restaurant.
Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, a regular Top Chef judge, has introduced an innovative dining concept to the private room of his New York City restaurant, Craft.
Italian restaurant with a built-in vegetable and herb garden. Located above a luxury car showroom.
Though little more than curved counter and an assembly line of La Marzocco machines, this Chelsea Market cafe quickly serves some of New York's best-reviewed espressos, cappuccinos, and coffee drinks.
Andrew Carmellini, the chef behind downtown's Locanda Verde, has a thing for European airport seafood bars. It's no wonder, then, that he's planning to open this counter-style spot serving East Coast oysters, steamed mussels, and hearty chowders in 2011.
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.
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.
One of the few places in the Hamptons for waterfront dining and sunset views. The seafood is right off the boat.
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.
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.
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.
Mexico City—born chef Patricio Sandoval reinterprets traditional Mexican cuisine using local ingredients at this East Village taqueria.
The restaurant is owned by six native fishermen who unload their daily catch less than 150 feet away from the restaurant. For fish any fresher—in tacos, sushi, and more—you’d have to catch it yourself.