Restaurants

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 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 ra…
Top Choice American in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Blue Hill

A place for slow-food junkies with deep pockets, Blue Hill was an early crusader in the 'Local is Better' movement. Gifted chef Dan Barber, who hails from a farm family in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, uses harvest…
Top Choice Modern American in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Eleven Madison Park

Fine-dining Eleven Madison Park came in at number five in the 2015 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Frankly, we’re not surprised: this revamped poster child of modern, sustainable American cooking is…
Top Choice Modern American in SoHo & Chinatown

Estela

Estela might be hopeless at hide-and-seek (its location up some nondescript stairs hardly tricks savvy gourmands), but this busy, skinny wine-bar slays on the food and vino front. Graze from market-driven sharing pl…
Top Choice Modern American in SoHo & Chinatown

Public

What was once a muffin factory is now a svelte culinary hot spot, complete with sultry bar, industrial touches and masterfully textured dishes deserving of their Michelin star. Global twists surprise and delight, wh…
Top Choice Modern American in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Gramercy Tavern

Seasonal, local ingredients drive this perennial favorite, a vibrant, country-chic institution aglow with copper sconces, murals and dramatic floral arrangements. Choose from two spaces: the walk-in-only tavern and …
Top Choice Italian in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Locanda Verde

Step through the velvet curtains into a scene of loosened button-downs, black dresses and slick barmen behind a long, crowded bar. This celebrated brasserie showcases modern, Italo-inspired fare like house-made papp…
Top Choice Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Uncle Boons

Michelin-star Thai served up in a fun, tongue-in-cheek combo of retro wood-paneled dining room with Thai film posters and old family snaps. Spanning the old and the new, zesty, tangy dishes include fantastically cru…
Top Choice Italian in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Maialino

Fans reserve tables up to four weeks in advance at this Danny Meyer classic, but the best seats in the house are at the walk-in bar, manned by sociable, knowledgeable staffers. Wherever you’re plonked, take your tas…