Restaurants in New York
Patience grasshopper, there are some restaurants where experience trumps food. In the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, you’ll be transported up the escalators to an ethereal realm where chef Masa creates one of the premier dining experiences in the world.
The seasonal menu at A Voce in the Flatiron district focuses on rustic Italian dishes and fresh ingredients. The meat ravioli, a family recipe, is made with pork, beef, and veal and served with chunky tomato sauce and flakes of Parmesan.
Even from the exterior, it’s obvious that Pop Burger is no ordinary burger joint.
Feel like a local at this red-clapboard locale, which has an outdoor patio; its pubby meals are filling, and the homey vibe is even more nourishing.
Sprawling new-baroque drinking and dining venue
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.
Marcus Samuelsson’s African-inspired menu is captivating, from the mealie (cornmeal) breads with apricot blatjang (a chutney) to the lassi. What a delight to leave behind the ubiquitous flavors of the Mediterranean and discover these new tastes.
Created with the help of chef Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York, Prime Tavern serves up dry-aged steaks and buttery lobster rolls accompanied by a beer list curated by Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver.
This small, easy-to-miss spot in Midtown East is just a few quick strides from Grand Central and is the ideal pit stop for a quick lunch break or relaxed dinner.
Zak Pelaccio is a shaggy, pork-loving genius whose food takes elements of laid-back locavorism, the slow-smoke traditions of southern BBQ, and the sweet, spicy, fermented goodness of Southeast Asia and cobbles together a witty, funky, and yes, deliciously fatty style all his own.
Inspired by the eponymous Milanese café established in the 1930’s, Sant Ambroeus serves authentic Italian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.