Midtown Restaurants $$

    Carmine's Upper West Side, 10036 Times Square

  2450 Broadway - (90th-91st Streets) - New York, NY           
Carmine's first location opened August 14, 1990 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Designed by Peter Niemitz, the interiors of Carmine's evoke the images of the quintessential New York restaurant. Born of elements and details from the 1920s to the 1940s, the establishment looks and feels as if it has been around for a very long time. Carmine's classic Italian-American interiors started the trend in Italian style dinner houses with its eclectic, spirited environment that has become the perfect place for family celebrations.
    Blue Smoke, 10016 Murray Hill
  116 E. 27th Street - (Lexington Ave.-Park Ave. South) - New York, NY            
    Trattoria Dell'Arte, 10019 Murray Hill
  900 Seventh Avenue - New York, NY           
Across from Carnegie Hall, Trattoria Dell’Arte features the largest antipasto bar in New York, a sprawling selection of seafood and vegetable specialties perfect for parties of all sizes. Designed after a Tuscan artist’s studio, the rooms include half-finished paintings, oversized sculptures of fragmented body parts, a gallery of Italian noses, a wine cellar dining room, and a candle-filled private room. The menu focuses on northern Italian specialties such as the steak Florentine, double veal chop, seafood specialties of the Mediterranean, and unforgettable dessert
    Ruby Foo's Times Square, 10036 Times Square
  1626 Broadway - (49th Street) - New York, NY            
In the heart of what makes Manhattan tick, Ruby Foo's Times Square is creating a buzz of its own amid the glitz and glitter of Broadway's twinkling lights. Follow the neon light beaming from our fifty-foot "Ruby Foo's" sign. On 49th street, there is no mistaking: the revolving sign beckons passers-by to enter its Shanghai-style banquet setting for Ruby Foo's signature Pan-Asian cuisine.
Inside this 300-seat, multi-decked "Palace", bold colors, broad decorative strokes, mah-jongg tiled walls and colorful open lobby bar are the visual essence of the Ruby Foo's design. A huge lacquered "red gate" archway is the entrance to the Ruby Foo's experience, and is accented with the venue's dramatic lighting that includes lanterns replicated from China's "Forbidden City." At the north end, a gold-leafed Buddha keeps a watchful eye over the guests while they peruse Executive Chef Shawn Edelman's vast menu, a collection of delicious dishes from every part of the Asian continent.
    Slate Restaurant-Bar-Billiards, 10010 Madison Square
  54 W. 21st Street - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY             
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The premier New York City venue where every event gets the red carpet treatment and unparalleled attention to detail. Birthday Parties, Bar Mitzvahs, Bachelor Parties, Corporate & VIP Events, Fundraisers. The interior design of our venue is sleek while staying true to comfort and functionality. The PLUS Lounge features restful sofas and oversized plush chairs- creating a social, living-room atmosphere. Adjacent to the lounge area stands a wall-to-wall line of twelve foot doors, which when opened, expose an intimate VIP lounge and dining area we call the Studio. When the doors are closed it appears as a wall with nothing beyond it and allows the room to enjoy an entirely different feel for late night reveling.
    Naples 45, 10017 Grand Central Station
  200 Park Avenue - New York, NY           
This bustling pizzerie serves authentic Neaoilitan Pizza and inspired Southern italian fare with piccoli piatti for sharing, entree salads, oasta al forno and italian pastries. An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant situated in the landmark MetLife Building at Grand Central Station at E.45th Street, Naples 45 offers al fresco dining in the warmer months and tantalizing regional Southern Italian specialties with friendly take-out service and gourmet brick-oven slices to go. Naples 45 was awarded the coveted certification of "La Vera Pizza Napoletana," in recognition of serving authentic Neapolitan pizza made with traditional ingredients, methods, and wood-burning ovens - one of only two such awards in New York City.
    Cascina, 10036 Times Square
  647 Ninth Ave. - (45th-46th Streets) - New York, NY           
Cascina means farmhouse in the Italian language – a welcoming structure typically found in the rolling vineyards of Italy, exuding warmth and bursting with delicious food, excellent wines and sincere hospitality. One step inside Cascina Ristorante and you are quickly transported from the hustle and bustle of Hell’s Kitchen to such an Italian retreat.
    Kosofresh, 10022 FDR
  830 Third Avenue - (Entrance on 51st St.) - New York, NY            
Kosofresh is a Build-Your-Own-Bibimbap bar with two locations in Midtown East. BiBimBap literally means "mixed meal" or "mixed rice". This dish is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sauteed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. Not only is BiBimBap a delicious and healthy meal but the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) component adds to its appeal.
    Macys Cellar Bar & Grill, 10001 Old Chelsea
  151 West 34th Street - New York, NY           
In the heart of New York's most famous department store is a cozy, neighborhood bar & grill serving fresh gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrées - along with our famous milkshakes and hot fudge sundaes - in an environment that celebrates the 100 year history of Macy's Herald Square.
    Cibo Restaurant, 10017 Grand Central Station
  767 Second Ave. - (41st-42nd Streets) - New York, NY           
Contemporary American Restaurant with a seasonally menu of Tuscan inspired dishes.
    Windfall Lounge & Grill, 10018 Midtown
  23 West 39th Street - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY           
Come at lunch and you might think you are in a fine restaurant, come at night and the lunch would be unimaginable to you – the lunch tables are gone, the 44 foot bar awakens, drinking and music prevail, and “party” is the password. But either way we are always ready to capture any celebration you like.
    Marseille, 10036 Times Square
  630 9th Avenue - (44th Street) - New York, NY           
Step into the vibrant and colorful world of Marseille. Inspired by its namesake French port city, a cultural melting pot that is France's gateway to the Mediterranean. Marseille, the restaurant, has been a proud and integral landmark of the thriving Hell's Kitchen neighborhood since 2001. Chef Andy D'Amico, also of the Upper West Side smash hit eatery Nice Matin, creates exciting, flavorful, and authentic cuisine celebrating Marseille's mix of French, Italian, Greek, and North African influences. Popular yet unique dishes such as Bouillabaisse, savory tagines, perfect steak frites, gourmet "five-napkin" burgers, succulent shortribs, fresh pastas, and a wide variety of tasty hors d'oeuvres are served in the dining room's
    Bombay Palace, 10019 Murray Hill
  30 W. 52nd Street - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY            
Bombay Palace "The Culinary Ambassador of India" invites you to discover a rich culinary heritage that has developed throughout the centuries in India. Chefs Balbir Singh and Avtar Thind are recreating the myriad cuisines of this vast, sprawling nation. India is a huge hodgepodge of culinary styles, each with its own distinctive spices, herbs, ingredients, and techniques, many of which are evident in Chefs Balbir and Avtar's efforts. Dishes can contain a blend of 20, 30, 40, or more spices and herbs.
    Notaro Ristorante, 10016 Murray Hill
  635 2nd Avenue - New York, NY           
The Main Course - by Paul Wein
"I've eaten at hundreds of restaurants throughout my life, but I've never had a dining experience like the one I had at Notaro Restaurant.
Specializing in authentic Tuscan cuisine, Notaro offers a type of food found nowhere else. That's because Angelo, the restaurant's owner, grew up with this wonderful cuisine his entire life. So his Tuscan tenure, combined with the experience of his chef, promise his customers a culinary compilation of cosmic proportions."
    Eataly, 10001 Old Chelsea
  200 5th Avenue - New York, NY             
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More than a supermarket with restaurants. It is an energetic marketplace, an opportunity to taste and take home the products of artisans who till, knead and press to bring you the highest quality products at fair price. Eataly has assembled the absolute best Italian producers from every region under one roof and the absolute best chefs to cook their wares; Eataly is the heartbeat of Italy.
    Heartland Brewery Radio City, 10019 Murray Hill
  1285 6th Ave at 51 Street, - New York, NY            
Stuck at work and starved? Let us deliver lunch or dinner to your office! Call (212) 582-8244 to place your order. Don't forget to ask about our nightly specials!!
    McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, 10017 Grand Central Station
  800 Second Avenue - New York, NY            
Located on the corner of 42nd and 800 Second Avenue, in New York City, just minutes from Time Square, McFadden's has come to be known as one of New York's premier bar/restaurants. Our resident DJs and friendly and fun bar staff deliver an experience you will not soon forget! Spread out over several different party rooms, McFadden's can suit your every desire. From food or football, to your Friday night with friends and friends-to-be, come and play at NYC's hottest establishment: McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon.
    Nino's Positano, 10017 Grand Central Station
  890 Second Ave. - (48th Street) - New York, NY
          
Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Outdoor eating. http://www.ninospositano.com
    Thalia, 10019 Murray Hill
  828 Eighth Ave. - (50th Street) - New York, NY           
Thalia is centrally located in the heart of New York City's Theatre District. The main dining rooms' soaring ceilings and elliptical bar, huge theatrical posters and massive columns make a fitting tribute to the neighborhood. Adding to the visual splendor is a see-through, award winning, elevated wine case that overlooks the dining room, brightly colored hand blown vases line the back wall. The interior is enhance by red tones, fresh flowers and the lighting is by glow of candle flame. The use of elegant fabrics and hand brushed leather compliment the overall look and feel and vaulted ceilings add depth with an architectural impact.
    Garden Cafe, 10016 Murray Hill
  Kitano New York, 66 Park Ave. - (38th Street) - New York, NY           
The charming Garden Cafe offers an international menu that combines American and European influences. The Garden Cafe caters to the most discerning palette. During the warmer months, enjoy the pleasures of outdoor dining and people watching. The Sidewalk Cafe is open Monday to Saturday from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and features sandwiches, salads, pastas and other light fare. Signature happy hour is from 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Meli Melo, 10016 Murray Hill
  110 Madson Ave. - (29th-30th Streets) - New York, NY           
    Bryant Park Grill, 10018 Midtown
  25 W. 40th Street - (5th-6th Aves) - New York, NY            
Cozily situated behind the landmark New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning backdrop for this New American grill and café. Bryant Park Grill’s elegant and sophisticated dining room is perfect for your business lunch or a night out on the town with friends. Enjoy a romantic dinner or a festive party under Bryant Park Grill’s beautifully decorated, heated holiday tent in the winter, while seasonal patio and rooftop dining are sure to make your summer evenings magical. For more casual dining, visit the Bryant Park Café next door or just hang out at the café bar!
    Hanjan, 10010 Madison Square
  36 W 26th Street - New York, NY            
HANJAN is Chef Hooni Kim’s second restaurant after DANJI , located in the Flatiron District in New York. It was inspired by the 'joomak,' an old Korean tavern that offered weary travellers good food, good drinks and a place to rest. Many of the dishes at HANJAN are meant to evoke Korean street markets that offer comfort food enjoyed by people in Korea in their everyday life.
    Opia Restaurant and Lounge, 10022 FDR
  130 East 57th street - (Lexington-Park Aves.) - New York, NY            
Opia is open seven days a week, serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a lounge fare. After nine years of wining and dining Manhattan's Midtown-East crowd, managing partners Frederick Lesort and Antoine Blech have given Opia Restaurant and Lounge (130 East 57th St, New York, NY 10022) a complete makeover, spearheaded by leading designer Jordan Mozer.
Now with new design elements including an expanded terrace overlooking the bustling street where up to eight guests per terrace can dine al fresco, an original hand-blown glass sculpture by Mozer, and a redesigned banquet area with accommodations for up to 400 people, Opia will continue its long-standing presence on this busy corner of Lexington Avenue.
    Turtle Bay NYC, 10022 FDR
  987 Second Avenue - New York, NY            
Established in 1997, Turtle Bay has long since been a favorite and a staple in Midtown's nightlife scene. Whether enjoying traditional American comfort food with a beer or glass of wine, catching your favorite team's game on one of our 25 HD plasmas, or partying the night away in The Upstairs with our state-of-the-art sound system, two-level party atmosphere with 30 foot celings, and live DJ Wednesday-Saturday, Turtle Bay is the answer to all your party needs
    Tagine Dining Gallery, 10018 Midtown
  537 Ninth Ave. - (40th Street) - New York, NY           
Like a rose that blossoms out of a sidewalk crack, Tagine Dining Gallery sweetens the theatre district with an exotic and alluring perfume. Moroccan lamps, handwoven berber textiles and cushy seating create an understated elegance. Habitues of the restaurant/lounge steep themselves in the Maghreb, sipping luscious orange blossom sangria, savoring fragrant tagines, entranced by belly dancers and hookah pipes. What a shock to step outside, following this amazing melange of sensory delights and find not camels and dunes, but rather midtown Manhattan!
    Midtown 1015 at Sutton Place, 10022 FDR
  1015 Second Ave. - Second Avenue - New York, NY            
Since opening New Years Eve 1997, Sutton Place has become a hot spot in the fastest growing destination neighborhood in Manhattan. With three floors, we have four full bars.
Stop by to have a few drinks with friends and listen to live music or house DJ, or watch your favorite sporting events on 18 televisions and four large-screen projection screens.
"The Terrace" at Sutton Place. Enjoy a frozen drink outdoors at our 46-foot bar located on our newly developed outdoor rooftop patio.
    Tamarind Restaurant, 10010 Madison Square
  41-43 E. 22nd Street - (Park Ave. South-Broadway) - New York, NY           
Owner Avtar Walia created a sophisticated, warm and harmonious setting for Tamarind in New York City's bustling Flatiron section to reflect the diverse foods of India's regions when he opened his trend-setting restaurant in January 2001. He selected the name Tamarind for his first solo restaurant venture to showcase the versatility of a beloved ingredient, one that is familiar and used extensively in the preparation of the subcontinent's cuisine.
Instead of concentrating on one of India's many cuisines, Mr. Walia offered a wide range of dishes featuring unique and seductive spices and unusual ingredients prepared by a team of expert, dedicated chefs. Tamarind's cool and elegant space with its vibrant modern look coupled with subtle traditional elements, was quickly embraced by New Yorkers and visitors from around the United States and countries abroad. It occupies 4,500 square feet in a former Woolworth company warehouse, with seating for 130 people.