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
    Salmon River, Midtown
  3 East 40th Street - New York, NY            
Salmon River is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and 40th Street, near Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, and many other NYC businesses and attractions.
Beautiful private space is available for your corporate luncheon, birthday party, or any other special event, from 15 to 125 people. We'll work with you to create a memorable experience.
    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.
    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.
    Merchants Chelsea, Greenwich Village+
  112 Seventh Ave. - (16th-17th Streets) - New York, NY           
Merchants Hospitality, LLC (MH) is a full service restaurant management and consulting company with offices in Manhattan NY, Boca Raton FL, and Miami FL. MH developed restaurants have broad national appeal and as a result, it has been afforded with significant opportunities to expand its business and generate favorable returns.  
    Yakitori Totto, Midtown
  251 West 55th Street, 2nd Floor - Manhattan - New York, NY           
This Midtown restaurant's specialty is yakitori (which means "grilled chicken") — a traditional Japanese street food — with an important extra detail: dishes are made with premium-quality meats. Chicken is the focus of the menu, but all sorts of meats are available, as well as classic appetizers such as onigiri and gyoza. Despite the restaurant's commitment to offer premium quality cuisine, Yakitori is a traditional working-class dish, and the restaurant's prices stay true to this.
    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.
    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.
    Notaro Ristorante, Midtown
  635 2nd Avenue - New York, NY           
The Main Course - by Paul Wein
"I've eaten at hundreds of restaurants throughout my life, but I've never had a dining experience like the one I had at Notaro Restaurant.
Specializing in authentic Tuscan cuisine, Notaro offers a type of food found nowhere else. That's because Angelo, the restaurant's owner, grew up with this wonderful cuisine his entire life. So his Tuscan tenure, combined with the experience of his chef, promise his customers a culinary compilation of cosmic proportions."
    Fagiolini's Italian Restaurant, Midtown
  334 Lexington Ave - Murray Hill - New York, NY            
"...Fagiolini's warm décor--amber walls and still-life paintings--provides a handsome showcase for some of Midtown's finest trattoria dishes. Travelers and neighborhood residents have kept this place busy since 1986..." --cuisine.net
    Philip Marie Restaurant, Greenwich Village+
  569 Hudson Street (West 11th Street) - New York, NY            
New American Cuisine in the Heart of the West Village. Philip Marie is not only known for consistently innovative cuisine, but also for its warm and attentive staff, maintaining an extremely devoted clientele. In addition, Philip Marie features outdoor dining and two private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.
    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.
    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.
    Settepani Bakery, Harlem+
  196 Lenox Avenue - New York, NY            
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Settepani - fine food, italian breads and pastries
    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.
    Zoma Restaurant, Harlem+
  2084 Frederick Douglas Blvd - Harlem - New York, NY           
Ethiopian Cousine.
    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.
    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.
    Museum Restaurant, Upper East Side
  82nd St. and Fifth Ave. - New York, NY           
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Payard Patisserie & Bistro, Upper East Side
  1032 Lexington Ave. - (73rd-74rh Streets) - New York, NY             
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