Manhattan Restaurants $$

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McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, Midtown

  800 Second Avenue - New York, NY              
Located on the corner of 42nd and 800 Second Avenue, in New York City, just minutes from Time Square, McFadden's has come to be known as one of New York's premier bar/restaurants. Our resident DJs and friendly and fun bar staff deliver an experience you will not soon forget! Spread out over several different party rooms, McFadden's can suit your every desire. From food or football, to your Friday night with friends and friends-to-be, come and play at NYC's hottest establishment: McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon.
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Tao, Midtown
  42 East 58th Street - Park-Madison Avenues - New York, NY              
Executive Chef John Villa & Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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Cinema Cafe, Midtown
  2 East 45th Street - on 45th - New York, NY              
Great place for breakfast meetings, lunch, happy hour and events!
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Capsouto Freres, Greenwich Village+
  451 Washington - (Watts Street) - New York, NY              
A warm and classy bistro, the restaurant throughout the years, it has found and still finds its way into the heart of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world.
Part of the restaurant’s charm and appeal is its warm atmosphere conducive to conversation. Capsouto Freres’ fine wines and exciting menus provide a harmonious blend of innovation and tradition. As a tribute to its spectacular souffles, Capsouto Freres has affectionately been dubbed the "souffle sanctuary".
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Ideya Latin Bistro, Greenwich Village+
  349 W. Broadway - Soho - New York, NY              
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Lilly O'Brien's Bar and Restaurant, Lower Manhattan
  67 Murray Street (CLOSED) - New York, NY              
Enjoy a mixture of contemporary Irish dining, fine ales, lagers and stouts, live GAA, live entertainment, a genuine Irish atmosphere and friendly service from Irish staff and people the world over. The Irish have always known that Irish Pubs allow people to relax and be themselves.
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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
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Nino's Positano, Midtown
  890 Second Ave. - (48th Street) - New York, NY
             
Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Outdoor eating. http://www.ninospositano.com
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Tocqueville Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  15 E. 15th Street - (Union Sq. West-5th Ave.) - New York, NY              
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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
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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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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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Zoma Restaurant, Harlem+
  2084 Frederick Douglas Blvd - Harlem - New York, NY              
Ethiopian Cousine.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY              
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries
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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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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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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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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.