Manhattan Restaurants $$

    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.
    Eataly, Midtown
  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.
    Planet Hollywood New York, Midtown
  1540 Broadway - (45th Street) - New York, NY           
In New York on October 22, 1991, a dining experience inspired by the glamour and excitement of the big screen was born. Planet Hollywood offers an extensive Hollywood memorabilia collection featuring props from blockbuster movies and classic TV shows, while the diverse menu offers all of your favorites. Exotic salads and award-winning burgers are only a few of the many signature flavors you’ll find. You can also take home a piece of Hollywood with the latest fashions and collectible souvenir gifts.
    Bryant Park Grill, 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!
    ViceVersa, Midtown
  325 W. 51st Street - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY           
Elegant, yet accessible, this energetic restaurant serves contemporary Italian cousine that can be enjoyed in a beautiful designed space.
    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.
    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.
    Ideya Latin Bistro, Greenwich Village+
  349 W. Broadway - Soho - New York, NY           
    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.
    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.
    Sushi Samba 7, Greenwich Village+
  87 Seventh Ave. South - (Barrow Street) - New York, NY            
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    Sushi Sen-nin, Midtown
  49 E. 34th Street - (Park-Madison Aves.) - New York, NY           
    Le Zinc, Greenwich Village+
  139 Duane Street - (Church St.-West Broadway) - New York, NY           
    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.
    Africa Kine Restaurant, Harlem+
  256 West 116th Street - West Harlem - New York, NY           
    Ootoya, Greenwich Village+
  8 W 18th St - New York, NY           
Many well-known and popular Japanese dishes such as sushi, tempura, and kaiseki (traditional multi-course meals) are not quite every day meals in Japan. More commonly found on everyday dining table is known as "ofukuro no aji," or taste of mom's home cooking prepared with fresh ingredients with a high concern for overall nutritious values and balance.
OOTOYA's specialty is this traditional home cooking in set-meal style, or teishoku. Every day, Ootoya works with passion to pursuit perfect fusion of fresh ingredients, preparation techniques, and skilled chef. Ootoya is delighted to introduce teishoku as an addition to sushi, tempura, and other Japanese menus currently available in New York.
    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.
    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.
    Philip Marie Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  569 Hudson Street (West 11th Street) - New York, NY            
New American Cuisine in the Heart of the West Village. Philip Marie is not only known for consistently innovative cuisine, but also for its warm and attentive staff, maintaining an extremely devoted clientele. In addition, Philip Marie features outdoor dining and two private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.”
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    Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY           
    Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY             
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    Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY            
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries