Manhattan Restaurants $$

    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.
    Mesa Grill, Greenwich Village+
  102 5th Ave - Flatiron, Union Square - New York, NY           
Bobby Flay's cookbooks are available for purchase at the restaurant; so is his poultry rub, the ingredients of which are listed on the back of the restaurant's cards.
    The Marrow, Greenwich Village+
  99 Bank St. (corner of Greenwich & Bank Streets) - New York, NY            
The Marrow is a contemporary German and Italian restaurant located amidst picturesque brownstones and cobblestone streets in the West Village. Run by Chef Harold Dieterle and Alicia Nosenzo, owners of nearby Perilla and Kin Shop, the restaurant aims to be a neighborhood restaurant as much as a destination. The food is inspired by the ethnic heritage of Harold’s parents, reflecting his father’s German ancestry and mother’s Italian lineage. To complement The Marrow’s menu, Alicia Nosenzo and Beverage Director Jill Roberts, have created an extensive, yet approachable beverage program that includes nearly 400 wines, with a strong emphasis on Italian, German, and Austrian producers. Specialty cocktails and a curated selection of craft beers will also be available. The refined, yet casual dining room brings together the regional spirit that is featured on the menu and features a large L-shaped granite bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a soon to open 20-seat private dining room.
    Blue Water Grill, Greenwich Village+
  31 Union Square West - (16th Street) - New York, NY            
Voted 11th Most Popular Restaurant in New York in the 2008 Zagat Survey and applauded as a restaurant that is "perfect for dates" and "never disappoints," Blue Water Grill is a dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and curious visitors are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space that features sexy, dimly-lit red chandeliers illuminating the intimate dining room, a spacious people-watching outdoor café and a cozy subterranean lounge featuring live jazz music.
    Heartland Brewery, Greenwich Village+
  35 Union Square West (CLOSED) - Union Square - New York, NY            
Remember, while you're patronizing the bustling stands of the green market, that Heartland Brewery is right across the street. Come on in, put down those shopping bags and stay for a bite and a pint...or two...
    Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY             
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    Jekyll & Hyde Club NYC, Midtown
  1409 Sixth Ave. - (57th-58th Streets) - New York, NY           
The Jekyll & Hyde Club is a themed restaurant owned by Eerie World Entertainment in New York City, New York, specifically in Manhattan. It derives its name and theme from Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 Victorian gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The restaurant's theme is spooky horror, with detailed decorations, set pieces, and actors who roam the restaurant and entertain patrons.
In addition to the live characters, there are a number of audio-animatronic props, sounds, and special effects which contribute to the overall atmosphere of the club. The animatronic creatures visit from the "spirit world" to wisecrack and wish happy birthdays.
There are two clubs located in Manhattan: the main location on the Avenue of the Americas and the smaller Jekyll and Hyde Pub located in Greenwich Village. Source
    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.
    B. Smith Restaurant, Midtown
  320 W. 46th Street - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY            
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.
    Alfredo of Rome, Midtown
  4 W. 49th Street - (5th Ave.,at Rockefeller Center) - New York, NY           
Alfredo of Rome, located at Rockefeller Center, just around the corner from NBC Studios, is a perfect location for your Tour & Travel and F.I.T. Programs.
    Trattoria Dopo Teatro, Midtown
  125 West 44th Street - (6th Ave.-Broadway) - New York, NY           
Trattoria Dopo Teatro is a unique combination of extraordinary Italian cuisine, exquisite décor and affordable prices. Appearing deceptively small from the outside, this Theater District favorite is home to one of the most beautiful interior gardens in New York City, and has several private party rooms that can accommodate a variety of occasions, including corporate events, private parties and elegant weddings.
    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.
    Mickey Mantle's Restaurant, Midtown
  42 Central Park South - New York, NY           
Mickey Mantle's restaurant is named after the great NY Yankees baseball player and hero, the legendary Mickey Mantle.
    Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse, Greenwich Village+
  233 Park Ave. South - (19th Street) - New York, NY           
Angelo & Maxie’s® Steakhouse is a full-service restaurant renowned for its thick, juicy high quality steaks and inviting 1930s atmosphere; the restaurant emphasizes friendly service and American abundance at moderate prices.
The Original Angelo & Maxie’s is located at 233 Park Avenue South in Manhattan, on the corner of 19th Street and Park Avenue South in the city’s Flat Iron District.
    Tocqueville Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  15 E. 15th Street - (Union Sq. West-5th Ave.) - New York, NY           
    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
    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.
    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.
    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
    Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY           
    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.
    Africa Kine Restaurant, Harlem+
  256 West 116th Street - West Harlem - New York, NY           
    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.
    Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY            
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.