In 1986, sibling owners Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze opened Le Bernardin in New York after finding phenomenal success with their flagship restaurant in Paris, established in 1972. The duo won numerous accolades at the helm of this culinary destination, and it has continued to thrive under Chef Éric Ripert, named executive chef in 1994. Seafood has been the inspiration behind the menu at Le Bernardin since its conception. The tasting menu takes diners through courses filled with delicacies like Osetra caviar, Dungeness crab, Lobster Tail, and Black Bass. Patrons can also enjoy delectable small plates and handcrafted cocktails from the lounge if they wish to do so.
Blue Ribbon Brasserie is an obligatory stop for food connoisseurs in the city. While the wildly popular restaurant now has several locations, the flagship location will always hold a special place in New Yorkers' hearts, particularly fans of the late-night dining scene. Blue Ribbon Brasserie welcomes diners until the early hours of the morning, creating a warm and welcoming ambience with low lighting and details like velvet upholstery. Sample the best comfort food you've ever eaten, savor remarkably fresh seafood, and enjoy classic mains like the hangar steak with wild mushrooms or roasted duck club. There's something to be said for American dishes done right at Blue Ribbon Brasserie.
For more than a 100 years, this huge cafeteria-style Jewish deli has been delighting New Yorkers with their pastrami and brisket sandwiches alongside their scrumptious "kosher-style" meals. The humble eatery, with Formica tables lined up in rows, may not be the ideal place to take a date (unless you want to remind him or her of eating in a school lunchroom), but if you are craving a giant sandwich served with perfect pickles or a couple of kosher hot dogs, there is perhaps no better place than Katz's in the city. There is table service, but most people take a ticket at the door and give it to the counterman when placing their order; they then pay on the way out.
Located near the waterfront in Brooklyn, the now legendary Grimaldi's offers excellent pizzas. Cooked in a brick oven, the crusts emerge crispy and pleasantly charred. The toppings always consist of only the freshest ingredients, including their delectable sausage, vegetables and mozzarella cheese. No reservations are taken, so be prepared to wait outside along with hordes of faithful customers, who consider this to be the best pizza in New York City.
Chateau of Spain offers exquisite Spanish cuisine with an elegant dining experience. The interiors are tastefully decorated with soft lights, wooden furniture and artistic paintings. The extensive use of wood sets the tone of the the decor in whole. Delicious and garnished beautifully, the food promises to capture the essence of Spanish cuisine. The menu has an eclectic assortment of Spanish delicacies along with a few Portuguese culinary delights as well. The place is perfect for intimate family lunches, birthday parties or grand wedding dinners. Whatever be the occasion, Chateau of Spain restaurant promises to deliver a dining experience to cherish forever.
Masa, located in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle is a thoroughly unique dining experience. There are no windows. There is no menu. You order a specialty cocktail made with top-shelf ingredients, then Chef Masa Takayama, just inches away, goes to work on a three-hour multi-course meal of the most mouthwatering, heart-melting sushi. But the fact that Masa is one of a microscopic few non-French establishments to be awarded The New York Times' coveted four star honors is evidence that being at the chef's mercy can only be a great thing. A step into Bar Masa next door is also worthwhile.
Osteria Trevi serves fine Italian cuisine with a modern touch. Quaint and comfortable, this place has food that will impress you. The menu has an eclectic assortment of which the Cacio e Pepe, the duck in raspberry and wine sauce and the desserts are a favorite among many. The place has a warm and cozy feel to it and is perfect for family dinner or a casual place to catch up with your friends.
The Shanghai Jazz is a jazz club-cum-restaurant with an Oriental influence. The focus here is mainly on three things, namely, the food, music and lovely atmosphere. It serves excellent Asian varieties, the chefs also include seasonal menu with flavors and veggies as per the season; every dish is prepared with utmost care and served in huge portions. Shanghai Jazz also has a bar that features wines, beers and cool cocktails. As far as music is concerned, the restaurant hosts live music concerts sans any extra cover charge. You can also hire this establishment for private events and celebrations; off-site catering services are also offered. For venue hire and event schedule, check its website.
If you are looking for tasty Japanese sushi, then Blue Wazabi in Madison is the place to go. Cooked with fresh ingredients they offer authentic Japanese sushi along with noodles, rice and many more dishes. The food has an interesting mix of color, taste and flavor. Their food will bring the flavor from Japan to the streets of New York. They offer catering services as well. Visit Blue Wazabi to get a taste of Japanese sushi.
CENTRAL+MAIN American Eatery is a lovely place to dine with friend and family. Their seasonal menu sees some unique combinations that showcases the chef's versatility and knowledge of the pairing of ingredients. There are also some permanent dishes such as the short ribs, beef burger and steak sandwich. But if you are looking for something different, then check their menu. You will not be disappointed. They also have options in gluten free for vegetarians as well as for kids. Reservations are recommended.
For more than ten years Il Mondo Vecchiohas has served as a premier Italian restaurant. This Elegant, quaint place in Madison serves authentic Italian dishes. The food is fresh and well prepared with all ingredients and garnishing required to make it look and taste perfect. From the Ravioli Di Zucca, the sauted mushrooms and asparagus, to the creamy desserts, each dish has a unique modern interpretation of authentic Italian dishes. The place is perfect for holding private lunch parties or business dinner. Visit Il Mondo Vecchiohas for an authentic taste of Italy.
Lively and comfortable, Palm Thai Restaurant serves you with delicious Thai food. Enjoy tha Thai delicacies, fresh, hot from the oven. Every ingredient is taken care of and cooked perfectly to give each dish the authentic Thai flavor. Wether its the grilled chicken or rice with coconut milk, basil and bell peppers, every dish is exotic and tasty. So enjoy hot crunchy sausages with your beer or enjoy a bowl of noodles while listening Elvis Presley songs, the experience you have will be quite amazing.