Manhattan Restaurants $$

    Hanjan, Midtown

  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.
    Kosofresh, Midtown
  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.
    Tocqueville Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  15 E. 15th Street - (Union Sq. West-5th Ave.) - New York, NY           
    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.
    Cascina, Midtown
  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.
    Shopsins, Greenwich Village+
  120 Essex St - New York, NY           
Welcome to Shopsins, the classic NYC diner owned by legendary chef/owner Kenny Shopsin. The restaurant and its owner were the subject of of the 2004 documentary "I Like Killing Flies". Shopsins offers experimental, unorthodox dishes that you are guaranteed to remember for a long time.
    Tao, Midtown
  42 East 58th Street - Park-Madison Avenues - New York, NY           
Executive Chef John Villa & Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella
    Africa Kine Restaurant, Harlem+
  256 West 116th Street - West Harlem - New York, NY           
    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.
    Haveli Indian Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  100 Second Avenue - (Bet.5th and 6th Street) - New York, NY           
"Haveli Restaurant is a special treat for people who love good living and woderful food! We have a full fledged bar, and a unique ambience showing Indian culture. Our restaurant is beautifully decorated with antique paintings that display tarditional Indian culture and craft.
Haveli Restaurant serves fine cuisine spiced with the flavors of India's Northern and Southern regions. One may savor the essence of India with various taste and decorative elements inherent in Indian art and culture. Haveli combines architechtural innovation with ambience of India to create a unique dining atmosphere. "
    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.
    Sushi Samba 7, Greenwich Village+
  87 Seventh Ave. South - (Barrow Street) - New York, NY            
SUSHISAMBA's, where you'll find out more about the cuisine, culture, music, design and lifestyle of SUSHISAMBA. Plus, shop SUSHISAMBA!
    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.
    Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY           
    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.
    New Leaf Cafe, Harlem+
  1 Margaret Corbin Drive - (Fort Tryon Park) - New York, NY            
Nestled in Upper Manhattan’s historic Fort Tryon Park, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar offers a stylish and unforgettable dining experience.
Housed in a restored 1930s cobblestone New York City Parks Department building and enveloped by lush, forested surroundings, dining at the New Leaf is like visiting a charming, upstate country inn without ever leaving the city. A true storybook-like setting, the New Leaf was voted “Upper Manhattan’s Most Romantic Restaurant.”
Executive Chef Scott Campbell brings more than 20 years distinguished culinary experience to the New Leaf. Drawing inspiration from local green markets, upstate New York farms and New York City’s community gardens, Chef Campbell creates a constantly changing, imaginative and modern American menu featuring seasonal dishes made from only the freshest, all-natural produce.
The New Leaf is an enterprise of the non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP), with proceeds supporting the restoration and maintenance of New York City parks, community gardens and open spaces.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY             
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    Jin Ramen, Harlem+
  3183 Broadway (by 125th Street 1 train station) - New York, NY           
Jin is the Japanese pronunciation of the character 仁. It means "benevolence" and finds its root in Confucian ideals. The character Jin consists of two elements. The left side represents a human being and the right side represents the numeral two. Jin is said to depict the way two people should treat one another. This ramen bar is called Jin not only out of an enthusiasm for ramen, but also from a desire to grow a business that has a positive impact on the community. In 2012, after Jin gains a solid foothold in the neighborhood, customers are welcome to advise on how Jin should use its resources to benefit our community and neighbors.
    Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY            
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries