Maguy und Gilber Lecoze kamen 1986 von Paris nach New York, wollten ein elegantes Restaurant etablieren und einfach nur kochen und Fischgerichte zubereiten. Damals konnte keiner ihren unglaublichen Erfolg auch nur ahnen. Seitdem hat das Restaurant jedes Jahr 4 Sterne erhalten. Sogar als Gilbert starb und der Chefkoch Eric Ripert sein Nachfolger wurde, hat die Liebe und Hingabe angehalten mit der jedes Gericht zubereitet wird. Obwohl es teuer ist, gibt es kaum etwas Vergleichbares in Amerika und auch nur wenige dieser Art in Europa. Ein Mittagessen zu USD 32 oder USD 42 (EUR 35,60 oder EUR 46,70) könnte ein gedankenvoller erster Schritt sein. Abendessen beginnen ab USD 75 (EUR 83,40) und nach oben sind keine Grenzen gesetzt - leider!
PDT (which stands for Please Don't Tell) is a "secret" bar on St. Mark's Place. A call from a phone booth in Crif Dogs (the adjacent restaurant) is the only way to get in. Once accepted, a secret door opens up in the phone booth, leading to PDT. It's not much of a secret anymore though, because the club is hugely popular. Once inside, you'll find a crowded bar area steeped in darkness. The inventive cocktail selection is superb and a major draw. If you're hungry you can also order from the Crif Dogs food menu, which gets delivered to the club via a small pass. A visit to PDT is quite an interesting experience indeed.
Diese Bar, die sich in dem ehemaligen Privatbüro Grand Central von John W. Campbell befindet, nutzt ihre spektakuläre Lage voll und ganz aus. Luxuriöse Originaldetails wie bleiverglaste Fenster und ein Kamin schaffen das Ambiente der goldenen Zeit, weshalb der Ort auch unter sozialen Aufsteigern so beliebt ist. An der Bar sind, natürlich, Zigarren erhältlich. Bezüglich der Getränkepreise lässt sich sagen: Wer vorher fragen muss, sollte besser woanders hingehen.
Le Bain is popular both amongst regular party-goers as well as celebrities, with its unique interior design making lounging both luxurious and fun. Le Bain, which translates to "bath" in French, is also popularly known for the plunge pool located on the dance floor during the summertime. Although extremely exclusive and often requiring invites to get in, those who manage to enter are rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from the rooftop and excellent service from professional bartenders mixing up great cocktails and concoctions.
This upscale sports bar-styled nightclub offers patrons a classy place to enjoy the finer things in life, most notably cigars, drinks and sports. Comfortable leather couches, large high definition screens and a selection of sports memorabilia give the 40/40 Club an inviting environment. For the true sports fan, keep an ear to the bar to find out about exclusive events like signings and personal appearances by the creme de la creme of the sports world, including Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Jose Canseco.
Nestled in the greens of the Crystal Springs Resort, Restaurant Latour offers an elegant space to spend the evening while gorging on tantalizing American fares. The executive chef Timothy Fischer loves surprising his guests with a new menu every season, to highlight the time's best ingredients. Their wine cellar, housing over 9,000 wine brands, have won accolades by Wine Spectator. If you have a hitch in selecting the best wine to complement your food, sommelier Suzanna Lerescu and her assistant Samantha Shaw are always ready to help you out. Guests can enjoy a prix fixe meal at USD125.
Nikko Japanese Restaurant is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a one-story cottage with a red roof. Its interiors too are infused with tranquility, where patrons can dine and socailize in leisure. Here, guests can either opt for prix fixe options like Sushi and Sashimi Combo or else choose à la carte with dishes like Shrimp Tempura Soba and Katsu Don, a fried pork dish. Its dessert list features Apple Tempura, Chocolate Lava, Banana Tempura and Chocolate Trilogy. It also has an expert party planner to organize customized meals for parties and a Sushi Chef who prepares special platters at private functions.
Hoover’s Tavern is a local hangout spot for all. Serving up a variety of craft beers and cocktails, this cozy bar is definitely worth visiting for a good time. Customers can even catch their favorite sports game on the TVs here while enjoying their drinks and having some delicious bar snacks. This place also organizes live music performances and provides a platform for local artists and entertainers.
Zagursky’s Bar and Grill looks like a simple cottage from outside, but world rotates by 360 degree as you step inside. This dark sports bar is divided into two parts, on one side is the open bar and on other hand is table bar and eating space. Large television screen is stuck on the wall, playing the live or recorded sporting game. The place serves low-priced and very delicious burgers and pizzas. They also serve other American snack dishes which are cooked to perfection. The place is the best option for spending your casual evenings till late hours.
For a cozy dinner or an intimate lunch head to Il Capriccio. It offers a romantic ambience along with great food, ideal for a date. The menu consists of Prosciutto & Mozzarella di Bufala,Ricotta Gnocchi and Rack of Boar with pepper. The desserts are also worth indulging, so leave some space fro them. The service is top-notch and the staff is welcoming. Dim lights accentuate the ambience and provide the required privacy for the night. Serenade your loved one at dinner with live piano music between Wednesday to Saturday each week.
Sogo offers guests a wonderful Japanese dining experience. You can choose from their array of seafood dishes. Guests can choose a hibachi meal and watch in awe as the chef cuts the fish and puts together your meal. For some delectable sushi made of fresh fish, sit as the sushi bar and your plate will come to you. Those who would like to have some light dishes can choose from their interesting collection of House Rolls which include unique names like Monkey, Rising Sun, Ocean, Dancing Dragon, Godzilla and more. Offering the best of both worlds, guests can enjoy the Japanese fare as some talented musicians churn out western melodies.