Manhattan Restaurants $$

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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.
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Dos Caminos Soho, Greenwich Village+
  475 West Broadway - New York, NY              
Moving South of the Border (south of Houston Street, that is) Dos Caminos SoHo has brought the fiesta downtown, capturing the true spirit of genuine Mexican cuisine. Executive Chefs Scott Linquist and Manuel Trevino III continue to spice up the New York Mexican scene. From after-work margaritas to a fiesta-friendly lunch, dinner or brunch, Dos Caminos SoHo has also earned a place among the city's top Mexican spots. Let the celebration at Dos Caminos SoHo begin!
Consider the menu a boarding pass to Mexico City. Enjoy Cazuela de Queso, Rib Eye Steak Alambre or one of our other modern takes on traditional Mexican cuisine like the Grilled Kobe Beef Tacos with Caramelized Onions. And no one should miss the fresh, made-to-order guacamole (that Food & Wine called the City's Best) served with homemade tortilla chips - or veggies for those counting carbs!
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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...
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Agave Southwestern, Greenwich Village+
  140 Seventh Ave. South - New York, NY              
"Step beyond our atrium. Agave's serene, smart adobe scene provides a glowing setting for the fusion of tradition and Southwestern innovation of Chef Richard Pang.
Our menus are created with the greatest care to ensure an enchanted experience. Highlights include seared Ahi tuna tataki tostaditas, squash blossom tacos with smoked tomato and caciotta, puerco sabana and pepita crusted salmon."
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Africa Kine Restaurant, Harlem+
  256 West 116th Street - West Harlem - New York, NY              
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BondSt, Greenwich Village+
  6 Bond St - New York, NY              
Noho Japanese Restaurant. Between Lafayette St & Shinbone Aly.
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Chelsea Brewing Company, Greenwich Village+
  Chelsea Piers, Pier 59 - New York, NY              
Manhattan's largest microbrewery. The brewery consists of a copper and brass 30 barrel brewhouse, six 60 barrel uni-tanks, four 30 barrel uni-tanks, two 60 barrel bright beer tanks and six 15 barrel servers which are located behind the bar in the restaurant.
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Heartland Brewery & Chophouse, Midtown
  Times Square - New York, NY              
In the heart of Times Square and the Theater District, Heartland Brewery & Chophouse is a sophisticated version of our three very popular Heartland Breweries here in Manhattan. Award winning handcrafted beers and delicious house-made sodas complement an enticing American menu.
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Tagine Dining Gallery, 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!
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Sushi Sen-nin, Midtown
  49 E. 34th Street - (Park-Madison Aves.) - New York, NY              
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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.
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Bombay Palace, Midtown
  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.
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Redeye Grill, Midtown
  890 Seventh Ave. - (56th Street) - New York, NY              
Fifty feet from Carnegie Hall and near Central Park South and all midtown hotels, The Redeye Grill derives its name from the infamous late-night flight linking America's two cultural hubs. The fusion of the two coasts is present both in this grand café's interior design and its menu. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the fabulous dancing shrimp, sushi and raw bar - bookended by two giant bronze dancing shrimp sculptures specially crafted in Italy.
Floor-to-ceiling columns are painted with New York scenes by New York and California artists, and a giant mural depicting Hollywood greats carousing in a saloon marks the beginning of the California Room.
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Casa Bella Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  127 Mulberry Street - (Hester Street) - New York, NY              
"We have three dining rooms, a large bar with dining and smoking permitted. Seating for 80 people at our outside cafe during May through October. Located at our famous outside Mall, on the well known corner of Mulberry Street, where the GoodFellas walk by. There are plenty of colorful tables, umbrellas, music, singing and real good Italian food. That is what our restaurant in old fashioned Little Italy is all about."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY              
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries
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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.
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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.
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Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY              
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.