Manhattan Restaurants $$

    F.illi Ponte Ristorante, Greenwich Village+

  39 Desbrosses Street - (West Street) - New York, NY           
Downtown, on the waterfront, is an elegant restaurant that transports you in a world of its own.
    Good Enough to Eat, Upper West Side
  483 Amsterdam Ave. - (83rd-84rh Streets) - New York, NY            
Carrie Levin, the Chef and Owner of Good Enough to Eat, was born in New York City, but moved with her parents and her little brother to Belgium at the age of five. She grew up in Brussels, learning French (and a smattering of Flemish) and spending a lot of time in the two small restaurants her family owned there.
    Hurley's Saloon, Midtown
  232 West 48th St. - Midtown West - New York, NY           
Classic restaurant & bar in New York's theater district, with American cuisine and seafood specialties.
    Trattoria Dell'Arte, Midtown
  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
    Lenox Room, Upper East Side
  1278 3rd Avenue - (Between 73rd & 74th Streets) - New York, NY           
Elegant yet informal, the Lenox Room is the inspiration of three dynamic figures who have been intimately involved with the New York and international restaurant businesses for years -- Tony Fortuna, the former manager/maitre d' of Monkey Bar, Mad. 61 and Lespinasse and Edward Bianchini, owner of Hôtel Les Muscadins, in Mougins, France.
    Carmine's Upper West Side, Midtown
  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.
    Opia Restaurant and Lounge, Midtown
  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.
    Slate Restaurant-Bar-Billiards, Midtown
  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.
    BondSt, Greenwich Village+
  6 Bond St - New York, NY           
Noho Japanese Restaurant. Between Lafayette St & Shinbone Aly.
    Cibo Restaurant, Midtown
  767 Second Ave. - (41st-42nd Streets) - New York, NY           
Contemporary American Restaurant with a seasonally menu of Tuscan inspired dishes.
    Cafe Fiorello, Upper West Side
  1900 Broadway - (63rd-64th Streets) - New York, NY           
A forum for Lincoln Center’s performing arts culture for nearly thirty years, Café Fiorello’s focal point is its sprawling bar filled with over fifty kinds of antipasti. With the timeless charm of a brasserie, the main dining room is finished in warm wood, mirrors, and brass.
Besides the hot and cold antipasti specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features updated Italian classics and specialty Roman dishes. There is a large selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.
    Red, Upper East Side
  19 Fulton Street - Front-Water Streets - New York, NY            
Located at the South Street Seaport. Evoking the spirit of the Southwest. Hopping bar and fantastic Mexican meals.
    Chez Sardine, Greenwich Village+
  183 West 10th Street - New York, NY           
Welcome to Chez Sardine, a New York restaurant experience you won't want to miss.
    Umbertos Clam House, Greenwich Village+
  178 Mulberry Street - (Broome Street) - New York, NY           
Umberto’s full menu of Italian seafood specialties, traditional ocean fare, pastas, steaks and chops, is available by clicking here. Umberto’s original offerings of red and white clam sauces, in hot, medium or sweet varieties over an assortment of pastas are still among its most requested dishes.
    Il Cortile Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  125 Mulberry Street - (Canal-Hester Streets) - New York, NY           
Good Food, Good Friends, and Good Wine Serving Our Loyal Customers Since 1975
    Ruby Foo's, Upper West Side
  2182 Broadway - (76th-77th Streets) - 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.
    Puglia Ristorante, Greenwich Village+
  189 Hester Street - (Mott-Mulberry Streets) - New York, NY           
The name "Puglia" is a region in Southern Italy from which he immigrated. People came from far to indulge in the delicacies Gregorio prepared; Capuzzello (sheepshead), Tripe (the lining of the stomach of a young ox), and Pasta E Fagioli (pasta and beans), but what they loved the most was the way he treated everyone like his own family.
    Gabriela's, Upper West Side
  688 Columbus Avenue - New York, NY           
Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar. Originally established in 1992, Gabriela’s was the brainchild of famed restaurateur Gabriela Hernandez. After tasting Gabriela’s cooking Gavriela knew that he wanted to have a restaurant that featured these kinds of authentic flavors and dishes in a time when tex-mex was king. Gabriela brought up her family from Mexico who developed the menu and recipes still in use today. It was an instant upper west side sensation.
    The River Room, Harlem+
  679 Riverside Drive - Riverbank State Park - New York, NY           
“The view is magic… The long northern wall of the restaurant is floor-to-ceiling glass facing the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge… a broad span of glittering lights… a sensational view.
Much of the food… explores Southern cuisine — defined broadly — and what might be called elevated soul food… I tried a fillet of striped bass encrusted with corn meal and okra. The contrast between the gritty, crunchy exterior and the moist interior made for a very fine dish.
Service… was definitely earnest and often charismatic. Both of the waitresses who interacted with our table had senses of humor and senses of just how much conversation we wanted and didn't and when.”
Diner's Journal - The New York Times
    Heartland Brewery & Beer Hall, Lower Manhattan
  93 South Street at Fulton - New York, NY             
Heartland Brewer and Beer Hall is the fourth beer hall to opened under the Heartland Brewery. The Beer Hall is located at the South Street Seaport at the corner of Fulton Street and faces Pier 17 and the East River. The bar offers great food, a wide range of seasonal beers on tap and even has a function room for private parties.
    South West NY, Lower Manhattan
  2 World Financial Center - (Liberty-Vesey Streets) - New York, NY            
With a proven reputation for delicious food and warm hospitality, Southwest NY offers contemporary Southwestern cuisine in a picturesque setting overlooking the North Cove Marina. The menu offers vibrant colors and bold flavors that resonate on the palate, influenced by the savory seasonings of Mexico and Latin America. Menu favorites include homemade slow-smoked pulled pork and spicy chorizo, Angus beef steak burgers, cedar-planked salmon and abundant entrée salads. Even the most discriminating palates will be pleased with the selection of over 30 tequilas, signature Margaritas, 16oz Mojitos and extensive beer and wine lists.
    Lilly O'Brien's Bar and Restaurant, Lower Manhattan
  67 Murray Street (CLOSED) - New York, NY           
Lilly O'Brien's Bar and Restaurant is a Irish-themed bar and restaurant located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The bar and restaurant is known for its traditional Irish decor, live music, and friendly staff.
The menu at Lilly O'Brien's features a variety of traditional Irish dishes such as Fish and Chips, Shepherd's Pie, and Bangers and Mash. They also offer a wide selection of beers and whiskies from Ireland, as well as a variety of cocktails.
Lilly O'Brien's is a popular spot for live music and events, featuring Irish music and traditional folk music. They also host trivia nights, karaoke and other events.
The bar is open seven days a week and is a great spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat with friends. It's also a great spot to catch a game or watch a match, they have multiple TVs and they have a great selection of beers on tap. They also have outdoor seating during the warm months, which is a great spot to enjoy the nice weather and take in the sights and sounds of Manhattan.
Lilly O'Brien's is conveniently located in the Murray Hill neighborhood and is easily accessible by public transportation. It's a great spot for locals and tourists alike looking for a taste of Ireland in the heart of New York City.
    Nino's, Upper East Side
  1354 First Ave. - (72nd-73rd Streets) - New York, NY           
Nino’s Restaurant is the first of the five and the one in which you are likely to meet Nino himself if you visit any night of the week. Fine Italian dining is what we do best, couple with that romantic live music and excellent service and you have a perfect recipe for a memorable outing.
At any of his five restaurants in Manhattan on any day, you can find a notable dining there. Recent guests have included: Hilary Duff, Carol Burnett, Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood, Angela Lansbury, Regis Philbin, Chelsea Clinton, and members of “The Sopranos”….James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico, Vince Pastore and Dominic Chianese.
    Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina, Lower Manhattan
  83 Pearl Street - New York, NY           
A casual-upscale Mexican restaurant featuring a traditional Mexican menu. The theme is based on the Mexican Revolution. The decor features vintage black-and-white photos of banditos and scenes of Mexico printed on canvas and displayed throughout the restaurant. Barn wood, iron, weathered furniture (imported directly from Mexico), wrought-iron chandeliers, Edison bulbs, candlelight and other traditional decorative elements all combine to provide a warm and rustic dining atmosphere.
Flat-screen televisions in the bar area feature sports and vintage Mexican movies, while stainless-steel and glass Guacamole stations add a modern contrast to the overall look. Music is a lively Mexican and Spanish selection during the day at both the bar area and the dining area. During happy hour, the bar area switches over to top 100, classic and contemporary rock, while guests can enjoy a more traditional Mexican dining experience upstairs where Mexican/Spanish music continues to play.
    Waterstone Grill, Lower Manhattan
  79 Pearl Street - New York, NY           
When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to checkout Waterstone Grill. The restaurant is located in one of the area's mostpleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine.The menu at Waterstone Grill features a wide array of great selections, madefrom only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sureto please every member of your group. Waterstone Grill has establisheditself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure tooffer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit.
    Zoma Restaurant, Harlem+
  2084 Frederick Douglas Blvd - Harlem - New York, NY           
Ethiopian Cousine.
    Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY             
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    Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY           
    Bridge Cafe - Permanently closed, Lower Manhattan
  279 Water Street - (Dover Street) - New York, NY           
Delicately Quick Fried Soft Shell Crabs with a Scallion Beurre Blanc, Spicy Sofrito Potatoes and Sautéed Broccolini. Soft Shell Crab season can run from early March to as late as November. First of the season crabs come from Florida as the season makes it’s way up the East coast as ocean waters warm. We serve only fresh caught, never frozen, jumbo crabs hand picked daily by our Chef.
    Rosa Mexicano, Upper West Side
  61 Columbus Ave. - (62nd Street) - New York, NY            
Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine in New York when it first opened its doors in 1984. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere.