Our Favorite Dining Spots!
For those interested in a la carte style dining, we have created a very "special" list of his most favorite dining spots. Check out a real New Yorker's dining suggestions or if you like, call Rich right now and buy your Broadway tickets and he'll even make your dinner reservation for you!
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44 & X (American) (622 10th ave @ 44th St 212-977-1170) Terrific take on classic comfort foods. Always a hip crowd and terrific for Saturday or Sunday Brunch.
AUREOLE- 135 West 42nd Street 212-319-1660 Charlie Palmer’s idea of an American Lutece, the Chef’s commitment to unabashed, energetic cooking with classic culinary techniques with regional American ingredients.
BABBO - (Italian) (110 Waverly Pl 212-777-0303) Exceptional food from popular Chef Mario Batali...Lovely ambience
BANN - (Korean Barbeque) (350 W 50th St 212-582-4446) Very stylish Zen-like restaurant. For something different try the barbeque, you cook your food right on your table, or order delicious Asia-fusion entrees from the menu. All food is very fresh and lots of unique flavors. Also a great place to drop in for cocktails.
BECCO - (Italian) (355 W 46th 212-397-7597) Wonderful Italian in the theatre district... Especially love prix fixe of 3 pastas of the day that they bring right to your plate from the steaming pan.
BLUE HILL RESTAURANT - (Farm to Table) (75 Washington Pl New York, NY 10011 212 539-1776) Not in the theater district.
BOND 45 221 West 46th Street 212-869-4545 Italian Wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere, especially downstairs. Also offer amazing breakfast.
BOURBON Street - (Cajun) (346 W 46th St bet 8th & 9th Aves 212-245-2030) This beautiful Cajun joint looks like something right out of Disney World. But don't be fooled, they have great big portions at really reasonable prices. Go for the Catfish Po' Boy...mmmm
BRAZIL GRILL - (Brazilian & Portuguese) (787 Eighth Ave @ 48th St 212-307-9449) Perfect for before theatre or after. Great variety on menu, something for everyone. They even have a Churrascuria room available as well for an all you can eat buffet.
BUBBA GUMPS - (Seafood) (1501 Broadway 121-391-7100) Obviously commercial...BUT the seafood is good, affordable and service is great...Shrimp pot is a favorite. Fun for the whole family.
BURGER & LOBSTER 132 West 43rd Street 917-565-9044 9044 British-born restaurant for lobster rolls, lobsters & burgers in a big space with a happy hour Wonderful array of seafood…Oysters, Lobster…Special combo is amazing 6oz Burger and 1lb lobster with fries and salad for $35.00…mmm
CHURRASCARIA - (Brazilian) (316 West 49th St 212-245-0505) A food orgy. From amazing salad bar to rotating meats (about 23 different kinds to choose from) all you can eat.
DALLAS BBQ - (Barbeque) (241 West 42nd Street 212-221-9000) The best Value in Town...If you want to eat big at a great price....Yummy Beef Ribs and Baby Backs
ETCETERA ETCETERA - (Continental) (352 West 44th St 212-399-4141) Ultra chic little bistro with an imaginative menu. Great food, great prices.
FIVE NAPKIN BURGER - (Burgers) (630 9th Ave bet 44th & 45th st 212-757-2277) Good burgers in a cool atmosphere.
GALLAGHER'S (Steak house) (228 West 52nd St between Bway & 8th 212-245-5336) Classic New York Steakhouse...feels like the staff are the originals. Great cuts of beef, cooked to perfection and a wonderful bar.
HOURGLASS TAVERN - (356 W 46th St 212-265-2060) A cozy little neighborhood restaurant on Restaurant Row. New owners with a zest for perking things up but continuing to offer the same kind of down home hearty meal. Great for a bite pre-theatre or post-theatre.
IL MOLEGRANO RESTAURANT - (Italian) (501 West 51st Street 212-757-9290)
JOHN'S PIZZARIA - (Italian/Pizza) (260 West 44th 212-391-7560) Great Place in theatre district for pizza after theatre. Cavernous, in an old church.
JUNIOR'S - (Delicatessen) (Shubert Alley 45th 212-302-2000) A Brooklyn classic. For reasonably priced delicious deli food in the theatre district that is clean and has a friendly staff. YOU MUST at least go for cheesecake.
KELLARI TAVERNA - Greek - 19 W 44th St (212) 221-0144 Grilled whole fish stars on a classic Greek menu at this bright, airy bistro with a long wine list. http://www.kellari.us/
KODAMA - (Japanese/Sushi) (301 West 45th 212-582-8065) Great Sushi, reasonable prices, right in the theatre district...Great for before or after theatre.
LA BERNADIN - French 155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019–always rated one of the best places. (212) 554-1515 https://www.le-bernardin.com/home
LA MASSERIA - Italian- 235 West 48th Street 212-582-2111 http://www.lamasserianyc.com/ upscale, delicious food and great service in the heart of the theater district
LA MELA (Italian) (Little Italy 167 Mulberry St 212-431-9493)...My favorite in Little Italy... Family style fun without the menu.
LATTANZI - (Mediterranean)(361 West 46th 212-315-0980) Charming Mediterranean... pricey but well worth it impeccable service and amazing food.
LOS TACOS #1-229 West 43rd Street 212-574-4696 Best Tacos in NYC, no tables to sit just to stand. Order from counter, tacos made fresh. Simple menu and no alcohol but simply the freshest and best tacos in town.
Mama Mia SW 44 (formerly Southwest 44) - (Italian) (621 9th Ave SW corner of 44th & 9th Ave 212-315-4582) Very good Italian dishes at great prices.
MARIA PIA - (Italian) (319 West 51st 212-765-6463) Quaint little Bistro in the theatre district. Wonderful pastas. Beautiful garden in the summer.
MARSEILLE - (French/Mediterranean) (630 Ninth Ave 212-333-3410) French Mediterranean, delicious food... bit pricey, nice atmosphere
MESON SEVILLA - (Spanish) (344 West 46th St 212-262-5890) Terrific tapas, Delicious Sangria and Fabulous Paella. Also surprisingly affordable prices.
ORZO - (Continental) (322 W 46th St 212-489-7212) Upscale pub, food is always good and you never know who you might see.
PATRICK’S - 259 West 42nd Street 212-776-9100 American/Irish Pub From Steaks & Burgers to Raw Oysters and seafood convenient 42nd Street spot has a lot a lot to offer.
PATSY'S - (Italian) (236 West 56th St between Bway & 8TH 212-247-3491) One of NYC's classic Italian haunts. From Sinatra to the Soprano's this joint has been a favorite for years.
PATSY'S PIZZARIA - (Pizza) (61 West 74th St between Columbus Ave and Central Park West 212-579-3000) (206 E 60th St bet 2nd & 3rd Aves 212-688-9797) Perfect brick oven pizzas.
PEKING DUCK- Chinatown 28 Mott Street 212-227-1810 A bit fancier than most restaurants in Chinatown but a great value. The Peking Duck specials are an awesome treat as the whole duck is brought to the table and carved. It is also BYOB…So grab a bottle of wine or Champagne and make it a special night!
QUALITY MEATS - (Steakhouse) (57 West 58th Street 212- 371-7777) Awesome atmosphere, not typical.
ROSA MEXICANO - (Mexican) (61 Columbus Ave 212-977-7700) A busy happening joint with terrific Mexican fare. Great margaritas and the best guacamole.
SARDI’S – 234 West 44th Street The legendary Sardi’s…but don’t expect too much. Full of history and classic old waiters…standard unfussy old fashioned fare. Where else can you get Steak Tartar?
SPICE MARKET - (403 West 13th Street @ 9th Ave 212-675-2322) This might just be my most favorite restaurant ever. From the décor to the Asian influenced food this is an event as theatrical as any Broadway show. Your senses will be delighted! Try the Chefs tasting menu...a great value and sensational array of dishes and flavors.
TABOON - (Mediterranean-Middle Eastern) (773 10th Ave @ 52nd Street 212-713-0271)
I love this place! Just the fresh from the oven (and I mean HOT) bread alone is worth making the trip here. But everything from steaks to fresh fish and of course my favorite braised short ribs are always exceptional.
THE PALM - (Steak & Seafood) (250 West 50th St 212-333-3044) Very comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. Amazing seafood as well as their famous cuts of meat. Also reasonably priced for a NY steakhouse.
The Ribbon - 220 West 44th Street 212-944-2474 American cooking, a raw bar & creative cocktails offered in polished surrounds with retro touches.
TOLOACHE - (Mexican) (251 W 50th St (between Bway and 8th) 212-581-1818)
Love this New Twist on Mexican...great guacamoles, tequilas and such a friendly staff.
TONY DI NAPOLI - (Italian) (147 WEST 43rd St 212-221-0100) Like Carmine's...Big Family Style dishes...I like the food much better than Carmine's.
UNCLE JACK'S - (Steakhouse) (440 Ninth Ave 34th & 35th 212-244-0005) My favorite steakhouse in NY. NOT CHEAP, but service and food are always impeccable. Love the rich ornate decor as well.
VICTOR'S CAFÉ - (Cuban)(236 West 52nd st 212-586-7714) Cuban fare, little pricey but a great change of pace food.
Dear NYC Visitor
I’d be happy to assist with these suggestions for some places to go visit, things to do, and great places to dine. They are...
For cafes and restaurants mostly in midtown, not far from many hotels, you might consider:
Toloache - Midtown-Mexican food for dinner http://www.toloachenyc.com/
Carmine's - 44th Street-Italian for dinner-serves family style-large plates-careful as they really serve big meals https://www.carminesnyc.com/
Scarlatto - Italian-theater district place-very reliable https://scarlattonyc.com/
Becco - Italian-pick this Italian place first if you have a choice https://becco-nyc.com/
Atlantic Grill Near Lincoln Center - great atmosphere and food and service by Lincoln Center http://atlanticgrill.com/
Cookshop - I mentioned to go here for breakfast or lunch while walking the Highline https://www.cookshopny.com/
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar & Restaurant - Union Square-very unique place for lunch which is in a different area of Manhattan, just above Soho and Greenwich Village area (which you need to go and simply walk around from one neighborhood to the next one https://www.maxbrenner.com/locations/usa/restaurant-nyc/
Red Rooster Harlem-Southern Food - very cool dinner and music place in Harlem-this area is uptown considerably further north of Lincoln Center-I had dinner there and it was superb fun but very noisy and busy https://www.redroosterharlem.com/
John's of Bleecker Street - great pizza in Greenwich Village-they have a location on 44th Street in the theater district https://www.johnspizzerianyc.com/
Junior's Delicatessen - great, huge sandwiches for lunch or dinner-2 locations in the theater district https://www.juniorscheesecake.com/
Cafe Lalo - the very uniquely cool café for lunch and deserts. It’s not far from Lincoln Center and was featured in the Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan film You’ve Got Mail. http://cafelalo.com/
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