Manhattan Restaurants $$

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Settepani Bakery, Harlem+

  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY              
Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries
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Tocqueville Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  15 E. 15th Street - (Union Sq. West-5th Ave.) - New York, NY              
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Zoma Restaurant, Harlem+
  2084 Frederick Douglas Blvd - Harlem - New York, NY              
Ethiopian Cousine.
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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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Naples 45, Midtown
  200 Park Avenue - New York, NY              
This bustling pizzerie serves authentic Neaoilitan Pizza and inspired Southern italian fare with piccoli piatti for sharing, entree salads, oasta al forno and italian pastries. An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant situated in the landmark MetLife Building at Grand Central Station at E.45th Street, Naples 45 offers al fresco dining in the warmer months and tantalizing regional Southern Italian specialties with friendly take-out service and gourmet brick-oven slices to go. Naples 45 was awarded the coveted certification of "La Vera Pizza Napoletana," in recognition of serving authentic Neapolitan pizza made with traditional ingredients, methods, and wood-burning ovens - one of only two such awards in New York City.
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Hatsuhana Restaurant, Midtown
  17 East 48th Street - (Madison-5th Aves.) - New York, NY              
The single inspiration that lead to the establishment of Hatsuhana was nothing more than the desire to introduce unsurpassed sushi and sashimi to New Yorkers. We've always felt that every restaurant should have something special that they want to share. Since the first day we opened our doors in 1976, we have been a sushi specialty restaurant. This has helped us maintain our focus on sushi and excel at the one thing that mattered most.
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Rosa Mexicano, Midtown
  1063 First Ave. - (58th Street) - New York, NY              
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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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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.
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Thalia, Midtown
  828 Eighth Ave. - (50th Street) - New York, NY              
Thalia is centrally located in the heart of New York City's Theatre District. The main dining rooms' soaring ceilings and elliptical bar, huge theatrical posters and massive columns make a fitting tribute to the neighborhood. Adding to the visual splendor is a see-through, award winning, elevated wine case that overlooks the dining room, brightly colored hand blown vases line the back wall. The interior is enhance by red tones, fresh flowers and the lighting is by glow of candle flame. The use of elegant fabrics and hand brushed leather compliment the overall look and feel and vaulted ceilings add depth with an architectural impact.
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Dirt Candy, Greenwich Village+
  430 E. 9th st - New York, NY              
"Anyone can cook a hamburger, but leave the vegetables to the professionals."
What is dirt candy? Vegetables, of course. When you eat a vegetable you’re eating little more than dirt that’s been transformed by plenty of sunshine and rain into something that’s full of flavor: Dirt Candy. It’s also the name of this veggie-focused restaurant, which opened in October, 2008.
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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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Osso Buco, Greenwich Village+
  88 University Pl. (11th-12th Streets) - Greenwich Village - New York, NY              
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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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Cibo Restaurant, Midtown
  767 Second Ave. - (41st-42nd Streets) - New York, NY              
Contemporary American Restaurant with a seasonally menu of Tuscan inspired dishes.
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Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY              
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY              
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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