Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Midtown

Totto Ramen

There might be another two branches in Midtown, but purists know that neither beats the tiny 20-seat original. Write your name and number of guests on the clipboard and wait your turn. Your reward: extraordinary ram…
Top Choice Seafood in Midtown

Le Bernardin

The interiors may have been subtly sexed-up for a 'younger clientele' (the stunning storm-themed triptych is by Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner), but triple-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin remains a luxe, fine-dining holy …
Top Choice Sushi in Midtown

O-ya

With the cheapest nigiri pairs at close to $20 each, this is not a spot you'll come to every day. But if you're looking for a special night out and sushi's in the game plan, come here for exquisite flavors, fish so …
Top Choice Italian in Midtown

ViceVersa

ViceVersa is quintessential Italian: suave and sophisticated, affable and scrumptious. The menu features refined, cross-regional dishes like arancini with black truffle and fontina cheese. For a celebrated classic, …
Top Choice American in Midtown

Smith

This chic, bustling brasserie has an industrial-chic interior, sociable bar and well-executed grub. Much of the food is made from scratch, the seasonal menus a mix of nostalgic American and Italian inspiration (we'r…
Top Choice French in Midtown

Modern

Shining two (Michelin) stars bright, the Modern delivers confident creations like foie gras tart. Fans of Sex and the City may know that it was here that Carrie announced her impending marriage to Mr Big. (Hint: If …
Modern American in Midtown

NoMad

Sharing the same name as the 'it kid' hotel it inhabits, and run by the perfectionist restaurateurs behind Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, NoMad has become one of Manhattan's culinary highlights. Carved up int…
American in Midtown

Cannibal Beer & Butcher

The stuff of red-blooded dreams, this hip, hybrid eatery/bar/butcher peddles over 200 craft beers and a sharp, seasonal menu of mostly carnivorous sharing plates. Graze on competent, housemade charcuterie and sausag…
Burgers in Midtown

Burger Joint

With only a small neon burger as your clue, this speakeasy-style burger hut lurks behind the lobby curtain in the Le Parker Meridien hotel. Though it might not be as 'hip' or as 'secret' as it once was, it still del…
Mexican in Midtown

El Parador Cafe

Back in the day, the far-flung location of this Mexican stalwart was much appreciated by philandering husbands. The shady regulars may have gone, but the old-school charm remains, from the beveled candleholders and …