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.
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.
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.
Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse is owned by Peter Sideris, a renowned name in the world of steakhouses. Dig into some tender meat and let the flavors dance on your palate, as you dine in this sophisticated restaurant. Complement your food with a delectable wine from their collection of Mediterranean wines. Do try out the Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac, offered here, which is a rare find in the country. Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse is frequented by some of the popular names in Hollywood, do not miss an opportunity to brush shoulders with some of the biggest stars here.
To gorge on some authentic Italian dishes while visiting the city, drop in at Francesco's Restaurant. This place offers a range of pastas, antipasti, insalate, poultry and seafood dishes made from fresh high quality ingredients blended well herbs and sauces to create a mouthwatering meal. Lucky diners may get the opportunity to have some entertainers providing them with laughs, as they relish their food. Francesco's is a mecca for great Italian cuisine. Francesco's Restaurant, the brainchild of renowned chef Frank Gencarelli, ensures that no customer leaves this place dissatisfied.
Jimmy Geez is a premier Sports Bar and Grill that offers American cuisines and drinks in a fun-filled environment. On the drinks menu they have bottled and draft beers, specialty drinks and a variety of spirits to choose from. The bar area has a TV where once can sip on their drink and enjoy their favorite sport program. The food menu consists of bar food and bites; one can try their grilled chicken dishes, sandwiches and sides. Occasionally they also have live music performances, and they also offer weekday lunch specials and a happy hour menu. Their service is good and their staff is friendly making each customers visit memorable.
Riverside Manor Restaurant & Banquets is a great place to drop in for a delectable Italian fare or sip some drinks while enjoying the music. The menu boasts of an array of pastas and savory pizzas made in a brick oven. Complete your meal with a mouthwatering tiramisu or a Cannoli. You can choose to dine on the terrace as the soothing river breeze calms your senses. After a relishing meal you enjoy a relaxing stroll along the banks of the Passaic River, which is in close proximity to this place.
For a wonderful Greek dining experience, visit Taverna Mykonos. the menu boasts of Hellenic cuisine, which includes Greek recipes with a delectable blend of Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant exudes the calm ambiance of Greece with its cream-hued interiors and furnishing with contrasting deep brown tables. Beautiful mosaics of colorful work adorn the walls of this place. Delve into appetizing dishes of Makaronia Me Kima, Meat Moussaka and Pastichio, that offer a great mix of meat, vegetables with tantalizing herbs and sauces.