Manhattan Restaurants $$

    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
    Carmine's, Midtown
  200 W. 44th Street - Theater District - New York, NY           
Carmine’s is a family style, value-driven restaurant concept with locations in NYC, NJ, Nassau Bahamas, and very soon in Washington DC. Restaurateur Artie Cutler created Carmine’s with one goal in mind: to open a restaurant that would serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine’s is the perfect place to casually enjoy friends and family over great food and wine, with excellent service, the way it used to be at grandma’s house.
    The Marrow, Greenwich Village+
  99 Bank St. (corner of Greenwich & Bank Streets) - New York, NY            
The Marrow is a contemporary German and Italian restaurant located amidst picturesque brownstones and cobblestone streets in the West Village. Run by Chef Harold Dieterle and Alicia Nosenzo, owners of nearby Perilla and Kin Shop, the restaurant aims to be a neighborhood restaurant as much as a destination. The food is inspired by the ethnic heritage of Harold’s parents, reflecting his father’s German ancestry and mother’s Italian lineage. To complement The Marrow’s menu, Alicia Nosenzo and Beverage Director Jill Roberts, have created an extensive, yet approachable beverage program that includes nearly 400 wines, with a strong emphasis on Italian, German, and Austrian producers. Specialty cocktails and a curated selection of craft beers will also be available. The refined, yet casual dining room brings together the regional spirit that is featured on the menu and features a large L-shaped granite bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a soon to open 20-seat private dining room.
    Heartland Brewery Radio City, Midtown
  1285 6th Ave at 51 Street, - New York, NY            
Stuck at work and starved? Let us deliver lunch or dinner to your office! Call (212) 582-8244 to place your order. Don't forget to ask about our nightly specials!!
    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.
    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
    Garden Cafe, Midtown
  Kitano New York, 66 Park Ave. - (38th Street) - New York, NY           
The charming Garden Cafe offers an international menu that combines American and European influences. The Garden Cafe caters to the most discerning palette. During the warmer months, enjoy the pleasures of outdoor dining and people watching. The Sidewalk Cafe is open Monday to Saturday from 12:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and features sandwiches, salads, pastas and other light fare. Signature happy hour is from 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Hanjan, Midtown
  36 W 26th Street - New York, NY            
HANJAN is Chef Hooni Kim’s second restaurant after DANJI , located in the Flatiron District in New York. It was inspired by the 'joomak,' an old Korean tavern that offered weary travellers good food, good drinks and a place to rest. Many of the dishes at HANJAN are meant to evoke Korean street markets that offer comfort food enjoyed by people in Korea in their everyday life.
    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.
    Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY            
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries
    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.
    Frankie & Johnnie's, Midtown
  269 W. 45th Street - (Broadway-8th Ave.) - New York, NY           
Frankie and Johnnie's, Steakhouses in New York City.
    Australian, The, Midtown
  20 West 38 Street - New York, NY           
Traditionally Australian food has been influenced by two main groups – the British, who settled the country in the late eighteenth century, and the Aboriginals who occupied the land for more than 40,000 years before then.
Australian cuisine was heavily influenced by the first English settlers, who favored such staples as roasted cuts of meat, grilled steak and chops with vegetables. Despite an array of different influences in the last 200 years, much of this traditional British food has remained a mainstay of Australian cuisine, particularly in Australian pub fare such as meat pies and fish and chips.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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...
    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.
    Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY             
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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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY           
    Africa Kine Restaurant, Harlem+
  256 West 116th Street - West Harlem - New York, NY