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.
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.
A bar and cocktail lounge that is second to none, The Campbell Apartment is located in the Grand Central Terminal. Showcasing richness and grandeur, this place has lush original touches like leaded glass windows and a fireplace that create a warm and cozy environment. Are you looking to enjoy a cocktail and cheese plate, while experiencing luxury and comfort at the same time, then this is just the right place for you. When in New York, this is a must-visit, and it will keep you coming back again for more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 2005, "Giuseppe" Ristorante Italiano is a brainchild of chef Giuseppe Staiano. Giuseppe a native of Rome, uses his background and years of accumulated experience to bring in innovations to traditional Italian recipes and create tantalizing contemporary flavors. He sources his ingredients from various regions of the country and sometimes even as far as Hawaii. Enjoy fresh catch from the sea with an Italian flair at the raw bar. Giuseppe is also ready to accommodate your dietary request.
It is a toned-down hangout place to sit and drink, watch sports and eat some snacks. Sit inside or on the patio outside to eat some appetizers and drink a beer or two while watching your favorite game on the LEDs.