Manhattan Restaurants $$

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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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Patsy's Italian Restaurant, Midtown
  236 West 56th Street - (Broadway-8th Ave.) - New York, NY              
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Founded in 1944 by Pasquale "Patsy" Scognamillo, Patsy's Italian Restaurant has been in its current and only theater district location (in the building just next to the original site) since 1954. In over 55 years of existence, Patsy's Italian Restaurant has had only three chefs--the late Patsy himself, his son Joe Scognamillo, who has been at the establishment since the tender age of seven, and Joe's son Sal Scognamillo, who has been manning the kitchen for the past 15 years.
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Frankie & Johnnie's, Midtown
  269 W. 45th Street - (Broadway-8th Ave.) - New York, NY              
Frankie and Johnnie's, Steakhouses in New York City.
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Blue Smoke, Midtown
  116 E. 27th Street - (Lexington Ave.-Park Ave. South) - New York, NY              
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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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Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY              
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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.
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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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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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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.
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O'Neill's, Midtown
  CLOSED 729 3rd Avenue - New York, NY
             
Located on Third Avenue between 45th and 46th Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in New York City and only steps away from Grand Central Station, O’Neill’s is one of Manhattan’s most famous traditional Irish pubs and restaurants. O’Neill’s is an ideal setting for after work parties, dinner, or just to grab a drink and meet up with friends.
The main bar at O’Neill’s opens onto Third Avenue. After work, crowds meet and mingle with friends while they enjoy happy hour drinks from Monday to Friday along with a great Recession Buster bar menu. O’Neill’s is also the ideal hangout location for watching your favorite teams on a number of giant screens and LCD TVs. http://www.oneillsnewyork.com/
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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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Tea & Sympathy, Greenwich Village+
  108 Greenwich Avenue - New York, NY              
Tea and Sympathy is a quintessential corner of England in the heart of Greenwich Village. The menu includes such favourites as bangers ‘n mash, shepherd’s pie, welsh rarebit, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Finish off with a treacle pudding or rhubarb and custard.
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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.
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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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Ninja New York, Greenwich Village+
  25 Hudson Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
Welcome to Ninja, where the goal is to impress you, the guest, with immersive ambiance, decoration and service, bringing you back to the time of the Ninja warrior... come experience the world of the Ninja, and enjoy dishes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to taste. Come and partake in this unique restaurant experience.
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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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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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Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY              
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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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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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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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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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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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Zoma Restaurant, Harlem+
  2084 Frederick Douglas Blvd - Harlem - New York, NY              
Ethiopian Cousine.
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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.
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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.