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.
Korea-based chef Jungsik Yim's eponymous restaurant has taken the city's dining scene by storm. On offer at Jungsik is a refreshing interpretation of Korean cuisine. Choose from a diverse menu that includes delectable creations like bibim, hae jang, Thai lobster and Gangnam chicken. The wine list is exhaustive and has offerings from pretty much all the wine producing regions around the world. There's a choice of sake as well. The dessert selection includes green tea cremeux, peach fro-yo and sweet potato tarts. Diners also have the option of a ten-course tasting menu. The dining room sports a refined ambiance, with deep brown walls and plush white banquettes making up the seating area. The large Korean-inspired wooden motifs adorning the walls add a nice touch.
The darling of the Italian American community of Nolita, Rubirosa treats its guests to a generous spread of revamped traditional Italian eats. Owned by the well-known Pappalardo family since 2010, the restaurant's modest yet charming Italian diner-style decor welcomes visitors with humility and endearment. The food is just an extension of the vibe of the place and is infused with honest flavors and presented with simplicity. The Lasagna Napoletana, Black & White Tagliatelle, and the Beef Braciole are some of the restaurant's specialties.
Henry's End restaurant in Brooklyn Heights offers interesting dishes, outstanding service and a warm welcome. Jazz is piped in to relax patrons as they dine on the much-loved duckling with raspberry sauce. Try the West Indian barbecued shrimp or the barbecued ribs done "Ozark-style." Crab cakes, game in season, unusual salads, seafood dishes and a blackened shell steak coated with 15 spices and served with chutney are some other popular entrees. There is a health menu and the wine list features a good selection.
A timeless standout in New York's ever-changing nightlife scene, Maison Premiere enjoys a distinguished patronage for its New Orleans French Quarter-inspired elegance. Located in Williamsburg, this cocktail den and oyster house is one of the premiere places in New York for absinthe. Patrons can sit around the ornate marble counter with the centerpiece absinthe fountain or find a spot in the beautiful canopied garden area; the maitre d’ will happily help you get settled in. And if you're averse to trying the exquisite absinthe, then they also have a superior menu of selected beer, wine and classic cocktails that go very well with the oysters.
Step into this classic chophouse and admire the odd display of 90,000 clay pipes that were once smoked by customers after dinner. Established in 1885, Keens is still popular for its legendary mutton chops and dry aged prime steaks. Start with the Maryland lump crab cakes, then try the prime Porterhouse steak. Indulge in the Tuxford & Tebbutt Stilton Cheese with Port for dessert or one of the two hundred single-malt scotches the bar serves. Banquet rooms like The Bull Moose Room and The Lincoln Room are also available for parties and special events.
Located right next door to the famed Carnegie Hall, the Russian Tea Room has a rich and long-standing history with New York high society. Originally opened by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1926, this elegant, red and gold architectural masterpiece has been host to countless celebrities, performers and politicians. The restaurant's ownership has since changed hands since its closure in 2002, after the death of former owner Warner LeRoy; it re-opened and returned with the same opulent and stately atmosphere.
This critically acclaimed restaurant is known for serving a delicious breakfast with specialties like its zillion dollar frittata; this omelette has 10 ounces of caviar with lobster encased in egg on a bed of fried potatoes! Norma's also glorifies traditional breakfast with dishes like mango-papaya brown butter cinnamon crepes, foie gras brioche French toast and a shrimp, tomato and egg white frittata.
Toloache gets its name from a famed Mexican plant, which is an ingredient in love potions. Chef Julian Medina, inspired by his Mexican roots, opened Toloache in the heart of the Theater District. Head there before a show for a fusion of flavors and a wide selection of tequila. The menu is a contemporary take on Latin cuisine. Enjoy suckling pork grilled over the wood-fired oven with one of their exotic margaritas. The decor of hand-painted tiles, vibrant yellow walls and ornate lamps set the perfect scene for your great meal.
The yellow furniture at The Little Beet greets diners making their way into this bright restaurant. Serving sandwiches, soups and salads, it ensures the health of its patrons. Each item is carefully prepared from locally-sourced vegetables. The cold juices are popular with diners who like to grab a sip as and when they pass by. The food is mostly gluten-free.
Let the Korean flavors melt in your mouth as you dine at Bann. This restaurant offers some of the best Korean delicacies in the city. The restaurant has a cozy seating which makes it a good family restaurant. The warm and friendly staff at will take your dining experience to another level with their efficient service and warm hospitality. Apart from offering Korean cuisine with a contemporary twist, this restaurant is famous for its barbecue preparations.