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 after Gilbert’s tragic demise 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. Moreover, an extensive collection of around 900 wines complements every dish to perfection. Patrons can also enjoy delectable small plates and handcrafted cocktails from their eclectic lounge. The restaurant offers spaces for private events too.
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.
This elegant restaurant is an all rounder. The ambiance is soft and perfect for fine dining. Staff and service is very professional and attentive. While dining here, do not miss out on trying out from the wide selection of about 500 wines available from around the globe. Known for its Pastas, some of the other dishes worth trying are Burrata, Fiocchi con Formaggio with pear and the Pollo alla Martini. Also, host a private event or gathering here, the catering is great. Visit the website for more information.
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.
W’s Grill is a casual restaurant and sports bar that serves some amazing food and drinks. In the company of your friends, enjoy your favorite game shows all day on their Flat screen TV’s, while sipping on your favorite drinks. They have an extensive food menu and serve juicy burgers, freshly made soups, thin crust pizza, salads and sandwiches. For a heavier meal one can opt for seafood, steak and chicken dishes. They have a fine selection of beer and premium liquor that can be accompanied with meals. The place is ideal for families with children too, and they serve a variety of kid-friendly meals like tasty fries, chicken fingers, Mac & Cheese and Ice Creams. The venue can hosts private events, bridal showers, birthday parties, corporate meetings and business functions.
While visiting Wayne, if you are craving for some sizzling hot meat, drop in at Wayne Steakhouse. The restaurant takes pride in serving steaks made from USDA Prime Dry-Aged Beef. Those who would love to complement their meal with a delectable wine or beer, can bring along one of their own. Guests can also choose to relish their delightful meal on the breezy patio. For a change from all the steak, devour on some fresh seafood at the raw bar.
Hidden behind an unassuming door in the Franklin Square Shopping Center, Chef’s Table is a classy BYOB restaurant with delicious French fare on offer. The menu is descriptive and describes each dish quite properly. Favorites include the Portobello Salad prepared with slow roasted portobello, spinach, chopped eggs, mozzarella, red peppers and flavored with madeira wine vinaigrette and the Grilled Tuna which is peppercorn encrusted and served with julienne of tomato and parsley beurre blanc sauce. Eating at this restaurant is experiencing French cuisine at its finest.
Tavern 5 on Newark Pompton Turnpike is a great place to visit with family and friends. The restaurant offers a number of dishes from the American cuisine. From burgers to pizzas and sandwiches, this restaurant has something for everyone. They also offer space to host private events like parties and get-togethers. This lively restaurant’s simple interiors and friendly staff exudes a warm and cozy vibe.
Taphouse Grille is a haven for a beer fan. Guests can choose from 24 of their craft beers on tap, while catching up with some entertainment on any one of their 31 television sets. All teachers, head over to Taphouse on Thursdays to enjoy a special night. Football lovers can enjoy the games with like minded people on Sundays, cheering and chugging beer. Though the stops serving food earlier in the night, you can continue enjoying your beer till later in the night. This place houses a private room and a lounge, where you can celebrate your special occasion.