Midtown Restaurants $$$

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Zanzibar, 10036 Times Square
645 9th Ave - New York, NY   10036
   http://zanzibarnyc.com/
Youthful and hip, Zanzibar is the perfect place to bring a date, meet with friends, or wine and dine clients. Of course, you may just want to swing by for a drink and a quick (yet delicious) dinner after work, on the way to a movie, or before/after the theatre. Located at the heart of a west-side neighborhood currently going through a major renaissance -- and just around the corner from Restaurant Row -- Zanzibar offers great people-watching, mingling, music, and food seven days a week.
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Water Club, The, 10016 Murray Hill
East River  - Between 28th and 32nd Street - New York, NY   10016
   
   http://www.thewaterclub.com

The Water Club serves wonderful classic American cuisine in a beautiful waterside setting against sweeping river views. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, lunch Tuesday through Saturday and an exceptional brunch on Sunday. A seasonal rooftop bar, The Crow’s Nest, sits atop the main dining room and features a moderately priced menu and refreshing drinks from mid-May through late September. The Water Club also has three private party rooms, a lounge with a wood burning fireplace, and piano music nightly in the dining room. The restaurant has complimentary valet parking in the private lot and the first floor is handicapped accessible.
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Utsav Festive India, 10036 Times Square
1185 Avenue of the Americas - New York, NY   10036
   http://www.utsavny.com
Indian Restaurant.
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Tao Restaurant, 10022 FDR
42 East 58th Street - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://www.taorestaurant.com/

A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has 3 levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and 2 bars at which to enjoy the food and the show.
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Broadway Joe Steak House, 10036 Times Square
315 West 46th Street - New York, NY   10036
   http://www.broadwayjoesteakhouse.com/
Just 3 blocks from the "core" of the "Big Apple" — Times Square — the center of it all! Near the David Letterman Show, Rosie O'Donnell Show & other popular TV talk/variety programs. BROADWAY JOE STEAKHOUSE has catered to every type of celebrity from the stars of Broadway, Movies & Television to New York Sports Teams like the Knicks, Yankees, Mets and Rangers. Most recently we were promoted as a dinner "give-away" on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
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Michael Jordan's The Steak House, 10017 Grand Central Station
23 Vanderbilt Avenue  - Grand Central Terminal, West Balcony - New York, NY   10017
 
   http://www.michaeljordansnyc.com/

Located in the North and West balconies of Grand Central Terminal at in Manhattan.
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Brasserie, 10022 FDR
100 East 53rd Street  - East Side - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=55

"Midtown's downtown restaurant," Brasserie has been an iconic fixture in the Seagram building on E.53rd Street since 1959. Offering updated French brasserie fare and a collection of exceedingly decadent desserts in a futuristic, ultra-sleek cosmopolitan setting.
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Sardi's, 10036 Times Square
234 West 44th Street - New York, NY   10036
   
   http://www.sardis.com/htmldocs/index.html

In the heart of New York's Theater District, Sardi's has been the toast of Broadway for 82 years. Located at 234 West 44th Street, the restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Late supper is served from Tuesday through Saturday.
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Le Perigord, 10022 FDR
405 East 52nd Street  - (1st Ave.) - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://www.leperigord.com

Le Périgord's fine appetizer display has lost none of its zip. A splendid plateful holds tangy terrines, various fish and shellfish and small salads--almost a meal.
The new kitchen team is as consistent as a Swiss watch, deft in meats as in seafood, and quickly developing a new dessert identity with pastry chef Serge Decrauzat. His light but lingering fruit-based specials augment Le Périgord's familiar and friendly trolley of tarts, mousses and floating islands. - Crain's New York
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Sparks Steak House, 10017 Grand Central Station
210 East 46th Street - New York, NY   10017
 
   http://www.sparkssteakhouse.com/

Sparks Steak House was established in 1966 on East 18th street by brothers Pat and Mike Cetta. They turned Spark's Pub into steak house and in 1977 they moved it to its current location. Sparks' worldwide reputation for great steaks and fabulous wine cellar was assured in 2001 when the New York Post rated them "the greatest steak house in Manhattan". Sparks' wine list, with its incredible range and reasonable prices, has been awarded the Wine Spectator magazine's Grand Award every year since 1981.
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Smith & Wollensky, 10022 FDR
797 Third Ave.  - (49th Street) - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://www.smithandwollensky.com

Smith & Wollensky is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience. The surnames, Smith and Wollensky, were chosen from the local telephone directory by the restaurant’s founder Alan Stillman, of T.G.I. Friday’s fame. Wollensky’s Grill, a small but spirited bar room installed in the side of the famed midtown restaurant, is open until 2 a.m. Catering to night owls, Wollensky Grill offers a late night bill of fare featuring lighter supper versions of items from the grander Smith & Wollensky steakhouse menu and plenty of high-end red wines by the glass to choose from.
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Park Avenue Bistro, 10016 Murray Hill
377 Park Avenue South - New York, NY   10016
 
   http://www.parkavenuebistronyc.com

Park Avenue Bistro loft is available for private functions: Seats up to 30 guests. Perfect for: Corporate Luncheons, Closing dinners, Wine and Scotch tasting’s created by PAB, Rehearsal dinners and Birthdays
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Ruth's Chris Steak House, 10019 Murray Hill
148 West 51st Street - New York, NY   10019
 
   http://www.ruthschris.com/

What to expect at Ruth's Chris Steak House? First and foremost, an enthusiastic welcome. Then, the distinctive sizzle of tender, custom-aged U.S. prime beef, broiled to a turn and presented at your table with a flourish. You can expect to take your time and be perfectly pampered. After an unforgettable Ruth's Chris experience, the word "sizzle" will take on a new and delectable meaning.
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Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center, The, 10020 Av.of Americas/W48
19 West 49th Street - New York, NY   10020
   http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=31
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Winner of the prestigious 2007 Ivy Award, The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center is a stunning example of the very freshest oceanic delicacies, with ingredient-driven and locally sourced specialties. Continuously ranked among a handful of New York's top seafood restaurants, the sublime cuisine and sleek, modern setting are highlighted by the spectacular views at this landmark location.
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Palm One, 10019 Murray Hill
837 Second Avenue - New York, NY   10017
   
   http://www.thepalm.com/Palm-One

At The Palm, our philosophy is simple: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations. That philosophy was born in 1926, when Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened the first Palm in New York City. From day one, Pio and John shared their commitment to quality and generosity of spirit with every guest who walked through their doors. What began as a restaurant became a legend – a place to not only enjoy an excellent meal but also catch up with old friends, meet new ones, close business deals, and celebrate family milestones.
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Murals on 54, 10019 Murray Hill
65 West 54th Street - New York, NY   10019
   http://www.murals54.com
Murals on 54 boasts a warm and elegant interior where fine art and history unfolds. Designed by Pierre Court, the concept of the dining room was to accentuate the historic murals painted by Dean Cornwell in 1937. The colours in the murals are radiant against the light background and natural light enters the room from the opening of the large, existing street-side windows, which creates the feel of an open terrace or a sun deck on an ocean liner.
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Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, 10001 Old Chelsea
9 Penn Plaza  - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY   10001
 
   http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=56

Voted "one of the Top 10 best steakhouses in New York City," Nick & Stef's is a masterful blend of ultra-stylish contemporary design and time-honored culinary artistry. Directly adjacent to Madison Square Garden on West 33rd St., it's the place to eat before and after concerts and games for succulent steaks, the freshest seafood and signature side dishes.
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Rock Center Café, 10020 Av.of Americas/W48
20 West 50th Street - New York, NY   10020
   http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=18
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With a stunning view of The Rink at Rockefeller Center in the winter months along with the spectacular Manhattan cityscape, Rock Center Café boasts a series of original Warhol prints in its popular bar and one of the most memorable settings imaginable for dining and entertaining. Serving an exceptional breakfast and an outstanding contemporary American lunch and dinner, it's a place you'll return to again and again. This stylish "workhorse" is open 365 days a year to serve your every need.
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Morton's Steak House, 10017 Grand Central Station
551 5th Avenue - New York, NY   10017
   
   http://www.mortons.com

Walking distance from Broadway Theaters, Times Square and Empire State Building. Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Plaza, as well as shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.
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Primehouse New York, 10016 Murray Hill
381 Park Avenue South @ 27th Street - New York, NY   10016
   
   http://www.primehousenyc.com

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There’s steak and then there’s the prime stuff that comes out of Himalayan rock salt tiled aging room. Ever had a 65-day dry aged bone-in ribeye steak in New York? For Business lunches or second dates, or business lunches that turn into second dates, the sleek and elegant New York steak restaurant has the meat you crave.
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Maloney & Porcelli, 10022 FDR
37 East 50th Street  - (Park-Madison Aves) - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://www.maloneyandporcelli.com

Fourth Wall Restaurants was founded by acclaimed father-son restaurateurs Alan and Michael Stillman in 2007. The group is comprised of upscale restaurants in New York City, including the flagship Smith & Wollensky location, Maloney & Porcelli, Park Avenue, The Post House and Quality Meats.
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Lea, 10016 Murray Hill
230 Park Ave - New York, NY   10016
 
   http://www.leanyc.com/

Lea, a 60 seat wine bar, reataurant-lounge adds an opulent quality of romance to Grand Central's typically professional ambiance. Behind dark wooden slats, nestled in the hollowed granite halls of the Helmsley building, Invoking a 19th century writer’s den of the romantic period, Lea is a seductive and secluded wine bar and lounge located near Grand Central.
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Le Colonial, 10022 FDR
149 East 57th Street  - (3rd-Lexington Aves.) - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://www.lecolonialnyc.com

NYC's noted upscale Vietnamese restaurant. Beauty, romance and spirit of French colonial Southeast.
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Le Bar Bat, 10019 Murray Hill
311 West 57th St. - New York, NY   10019
Some come for our acclaimed Coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Others visit Providence take in the surroundings of the space that decades earlier was a landmark church, followed by a world-famous recording studio in which Hendrix, Sinatra, The Stones, Streisand and The Ramones created historic records. Still others frequent Providence to soak in the after work lounge vibe or to groove at one of the few remaining venues in the city where dinner and dancing are offered under one roof. http://www.lebarbat.com/
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Palm West Side, 10019 Murray Hill
250 W. 50th Street  - (Broadway-8th Ave.) - New York, NY   10019
   
   http://www.thepalm.com/Palm-West
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The west side Palm will differentiate itself in some ways from the Second Avenue restaurants, with 1,200 square feet of caricature walls, a more spacious dining room of 9,400 square feet, and a large bar area, but will stay true to the original in its prime-aged steak-and-lobster-heavy menu. Alfred L. Thimm, Jr., Chief Operating Officer of the Washington, DC-based Palm Management Corporation.
The Palm has come full circle with the opening of its Times Square location. Right in the heart of the theatre district, the West Side Palm has become a hotspot for theatre-goers, celebrities, tourists and Palm regulars alike. Loyal Palm customers like Brian Dennehy have found their way to the West Side of Manhattan from the East Side to dine with the likes of Don King and Evander Holyfield.
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Le Cirque 2000, 10022 FDR
455 Madison Ave.  - (50th 51st Streets) - New York, NY   10022
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La Caravelle Restaurant, 10019 Murray Hill
33 W. 55th Street  - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY   10019
   http://www.lacaravelle.com
"Whatever cuisine mood you are in, from French and Italian to Lebanese, from American or Steakhouse to Japanese, Vietnamese, or Chinese, our delicious bubbles can accompany your dining experience. We have new additions to our wonderful list of restaurants serving La Caravelle Champagne"
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FireBird Tsarist Russian Restaurant, 10036 Times Square
365 W. 46th Street  - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY   10036
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Citarella The Restaurant, 10019 Murray Hill
1240 Sixth Ave.  - (49th Street) - New York, NY   10019
   http://www.citarella.com
"Citarella has been a part of New York for over 80 years. Our name is synonymous with freshness, quality and value. We have evolved from a small, neighborhood market to a top food destination in New York City and the Hamptons.
In a city that offers overwhelming variety, we proudly offer the largest selection of fresh seafood & aged prime meats along with prepared foods and gourmet groceries. While growing we have maintained our commitment to providing the best quality, value and service."
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Felidia Restaurant, 10022 FDR
243 East 58th Street - New York, NY   10022
   
   http://www.felidia-nyc.com/

Felidia is the acclaimed Manhattan East Side flagship of Lidia Bastianich, open since 1981. It is here that many of Lidia’s devoted fans find her greeting each guest with the same warmth and passion that she exhibits through her television shows and cookbook.
Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra has been with Felidia since 1996 and has brought an innovative presentation and touch to traditional ingredients and dishes from all of the regions of Italy. The New York Times three star restaurant and nominee for Outstanding Restaurant U.S. from the James Beard Foundation was a proud recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Winning Wine List for many years.
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Bull and Bear Bar & Grill, 10022 FDR
Waldorf=Astoria  - Lexington Ave./49th St. - New York, NY   10022
 
   http://bullandbearsteakhouse.com

Recently, the Waldorf=Astoria’s design team updated the décor of Bull and Bear to enhance its level of comfort without sacrificing its clubby, old-school ambience. Bull and Bear now sports an air of casual sophistication that will appeal to regular patrons and newcomers alike. The restaurant has been elegantly restyled in Italian fabrics and leathers; the private dining salon, the wine Library, has been refashioned with a warm, wine library decor perfectly suited to wine-centric events. Today, the bronze bull and bear remain masters of their domains in a newly energized setting, surveying the scene as the staff at Bull and Bear serve New York’s most generous cocktails, its prime steak, and some of the city’s most delectable game and seafood
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Eleven Madison Park, 10010 Madison Square
11 Madison Ave. - New York, NY   10010
   
   http://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/

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Eleven Madison Park expresses the spirit of grand New York dining with a contemporary accent. Designed by architects Bentel & Bentel, with soaring 30-foot ceilings and windows overlooking beautiful Madison Square Park, the restaurant embodies an urbane sophistication that is at once relaxed and bustling. And the cuisine smartly follows suit. Executive chef Kerry Heffernan masterfully prepares French-inspired seasonal American food. Among his updated classics are Sweet Pea Flan, Tuna Cru, Prime-Aged Roast Beef for Two, Maine Lobster Pot au Feu, Terrine of Beef Shank and Foie Gras, Artic Char with Pea Shoots and Vinaigrette, and Seared Loin and Almond Crusted Shank of Lamb with Basquaise Peppers. Pastry chef Nicole Kaplan provides a sumptuous end to the meal with irresistible desserts such as her signature chocolate soufflé, chocolate dome, and an exquisite selection of cookies and confections. The award-winning, eclectic wine list offers 36 wines by the glass, available at your table or in the cozy wine bar set beneath a gold-leaded Art Deco ceiling. The bar also boasts a world-class selection of Calvados and an extensive array of cocktails. Opened in October 1998, the restaurant promptly earned a James Beard nomination as Best New Restaurant in America, and won a coveted spot in Esquire magazine's Best New Restaurants. More recently, Eleven Madison Park won the 2004 James Beard Award for Outstanding Service in America.
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Pigalle, 10036 Times Square
790 Eighth Ave.  - (48th Street) - New York, NY   10036
 
   http://www.pigallenyc.com

Gastronomically, you are in an area where goose and duck dominate, often cooked over wood smoke, where fresh river salmon and trout grace the tables of the open air café culture. Dishes from South West France that make use of ingredients which the region has in abundance, such as wild mushrooms, truffles, duck, foie gras, walnuts, chestnuts, hams, cheeses and wines and armagnac. These delicious meals are complemented by a wide range of excellent wines, from the famous Bordeaux reds to the less celebrated wines such as Côtes de Duras from the Lot et Garonne or from the vineyards around Cahors and Gaillac. If all this sounds too good to be missed head to Pigalle and head for dishes such as "Cassoulet" and "Duck Confit.
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B.Smith's Restaurant, 10036 Times Square
320 West 46th Street - New York, NY   10036
   
   http://bsmith.com/

B. Smith's on Restaurant Row serves a Global-Eclectic menu featuring B.'s interpretations of cuisines from around the globe. The bar is almost always bustling for happy hour with a hip multi-ethnic clientele including the theater crowd, business and entertainment executives, tourists, and viewers familiar with B. from her TV show and publications. This list also includes everyone from heads of state and captains of industry to artists, celebrities and the guy and gal next door. Sunday Brunch, served until 3pm, features a selection of gourmet omelets and Pan Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Pancakes, French Toasted Butter Crackle Brioche and a Petrossian Smoked Salmon Platter.
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Brasserie 8 1/2, 10019 Murray Hill
9 W. 57th Street  - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY   10019
 
   http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=67

Nestled in Skidmore, Owings' celebrated "Bell-bottom" building on 9 W.57th Street, in Midtown Manhattan, Brasserie 8½ offers notable "nouvelle" French cuisine in a super-plush atmosphere. Accessed by a spectacular sweeping staircase, the restaurant is accented by original works by Henri Matisse and a one-of-a-kind glass sculpture by Fernand Leger.
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Beacon Restaurant, 10019 Murray Hill
25 W. 56th Street  - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY   10019
 
   http://www.beaconnyc.com

Waldy Malouf. Chef, co-owner and author.
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Churrascaria Plataforma, 10019 Murray Hill
316 W. 49th Street  - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY   10019
   
   http://www.churrascariaplataforma.com

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Churrascaria is the name used to describe a restaurant that serves meat, mostly grilled, and Rodizio is a method of serving different cuts of meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's.
The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, etc., in succession, to each diner individually right at their table, thus there is not a traditional menu. The restaurant features a fixed-price continuous tableside service. In 1996, New York City was finally gifted with Plataforma Churrascaria: The authentic Brazilian Rodizio...enhancing even more the options this incredible city has to offer.
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Barbetta Restaurant, 10036 Times Square
321 W. 46th Street  - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY   10036
   
   http://www.barbettarestaurant.com

Now 95 years young. Barbetta is the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by the founding family. Authentic Piemontese food in an elegant and romantic atmosphere. Dine outdoors in the garden beside the fountain in the summer. Legendary, award winning wine cellar.
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Avra Estiatorio, 10017 Grand Central Station
141 East 48th Street - New York, NY   10017
   http://www.avrany.com/
Open since February 2000, Avra's reputation is spreading like Brushfire. Innovative Greek architect Yianni Skordas has turned the spacious Avra's interior into a cozy space evocative of an Ionnian home. Everything about Avra is homey. From the flowers to the Jerusalem limestone floors, stonewash walls of the interior remind one of the traditional white walls and blue roofs often seen in postcards of Greece and its famous islands. The large wooden, framed, French doors were open to an outdoor patio creating a most pleasant country spring breeze.
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Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, 10019 Murray Hill
155 W. 58th Street  - Midtown East - New York, NY   10019
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21 Club, 10019 Murray Hill
21 West 52nd Street - New York, NY   10019
     
   http://www.21club.com/

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NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2020 July 22 Aug 16. Once a glamorous speakeasy, today '21' is one of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City. In addition to its two restaurants, the Bar Room and 'Upstairs', this four-story townhouse features ten private dining rooms, including the legendary Prohibition-era Wine Cellar.