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Splurging on Dinner in NYC

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Photo: David Nicolas

Re-used concepts, obsessive attention to detail, hyper-seasonal ingredients, lectures on salt, fickle chefs and corporate packaging aren't enough to stop people from paying top dollar and sampling dishes at these restaurants (some new and some old favorites that have stood the test of time) that taste like a one-way ticket to Nirvana. Read the article

Inspired by: New York's Top 50 Restaurants — by Anya von Bremzen, Published Nov. 2006

Restaurants (11)

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    Gramercy Tavern

    Beloved for its cozy tavernlike charm (think wooden beams and twiggy flower arrangements), creative cocktails, and the seductive aromas that waft f

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    Odeon

    Red neon letters above a striped awning and patio tables announce the West Broadway address of this popular TriBeCa gathering spot. Inside you’ll f

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    Grill Room at the Four Seasons

    The Grill Room at the Four Seasons on East 52nd Street is a New York City classic—with the price tag to prove it. For more than 50 years its walnut

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    Craftsteak, New York

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    Craft

    For some food that is "real good, real simple", head over to Craft in the Flatiron district. Chef-owner Tom Colicchio, of Bravo's Top Chef fame, fo

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    L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, New York

    Located in the Four Seasons, the New York branch of celebrity chef Joël Robuchon's L’Atelier serves many of the signature French dishes made famous

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    Le Bernardin

    Considered one of New York’s elite restaurants, Le Bernardin is the epitome of a chic, white-tablecloth French restaurant in Manhattan. With its ho

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    Per Se

    A tasting menu for two at superchef Thomas Keller's plushly impersonal 16-table dining room overlooking Columbus Circle will last three hours and s

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    Masa, New York

    Patience grasshopper, there are some restaurants where experience trumps food. In the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, you’ll be transported

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    Union Square Café

    With so many awards under its belt, including Zagat’s eight-year #1 ranking as New York’s favorite restaurant, it’s hard to remain modest. But this

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    The Modern

    If you ask someone where they want to go out to eat, few consider a museum. The proprietors of Modern, located inside the Museum of Modern Art, aim

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