Our selection includes 9 restaurants, which we have divided into 3 categories: expensive, moderate and inexpensive. The restaurants are listed alphabetically within these categories. This division is only intended as a guide, it is by no means official categories.
If you want to eat in a very specific restaurant in New York, make a reservation in good time. It is quite normal to order a table a few months in advance in the trendiest restaurants.
The VAT is included in the bill, but not the service fee or tip of 15-20%.
New Yorkers like to bring foreign guests to this popular tavern with a Michelin star. You can get delicious, simple dishes at the bar, while the restaurant area serves exceptionally varied, tasteful dishes, such as lobster with asparagus and baked duck breast with confit. Those who dine at company costs should order something from everything! The dress code prescribes casual business attire.
Address: 42 E 20th St, New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 477 07 77.
You probably already know the ’21 Club’ from films. Cole Porter sang hymns of praise for this restaurant 70 years ago, and it still lives up to its promises today. Customers of this former ‘speakeasy’ included all American presidents since Teddy Roosevelt, and hardly any other restaurant in New York can match its history. You enter the ’21 Club ‘ under a series of jockeys, which leads to several cozy single rooms. The ’21’ burger is of course the first choice, but in addition to classic American dishes, chef Sylvain Delique also conjures up delicacies that combine the past with the present. Guests must observe the dress code: jeans and sneakers are not allowed.
Address: 21 West St 52nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue), 10019 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 582 72 00.
Russian tea room
Opulence is the word that best describes this New York landmark. The dominating decorative elements in the dining room include large, Venetian and Oriental paintings, which are framed in artistic, golden frames, and crystal chandeliers. The walls in the bear lounge are completely covered with a magical stained glass artwork. These midnight blue walls reflect the glow of hundreds of candles, and the question of whether the kitchen can keep up with this opulence is a thing of the past once you’ve tried the caviar.
Address: 150 W 57th St, 10019 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 581 71 00.
The Blue Hill in Greenwich Village is one of the “straight to the table” restaurants and is one of the best in this category in New York City. The dishes are lovingly arranged and only products from biodynamic farms from the northeast are on the plate. The not overly complex dishes let the ingredients speak for themselves. Dishes such as farm pork on cherry peas and pepper sauce or lamb neck and belly from grass-fed animals on fermented oatmeal and horseradish are on the menu.
Address: 75 Washington Place, 10011 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 539 17 76.
Eataly NYC Flatiron
Located on the corner of Madison Square Park, this emporium for Italian food attracts lovers of antipasta, cheese, wine, seafood, and more. The Eataly NYC Flatiron has the rooftop restaurant La Birreria on the 14th floor , which changes the menu and the decor according to a new motto with the seasons. Here you can linger over a hearty meal and with homemade beer.
Address: 200 Fifth Avenue, 10010 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 229 25 60.
Celebrated chef Andrew Carmellini brings Italian classics here to a city that knows Italian food. The menu includes dishes such as duck on satin fennel with Jerusalem artichoke and mushrooms and also simpler dishes such as “my grandmother’s ravioli”. The food is relatively cheap and is served in a casual atmosphere.
Address: 377 Greenwich Street, 10013 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 925 37 97.
Keith McNally conjures a breeze from Paris to Manhattan at the Balthazar. The restaurant received a lot of praise for its authenticity and is an oasis of sophistication and charm for all those in Manhattan who love the French way of life. The French classics such as baked snails with herb butter, duck confit and nice salad are excellent. Weekend brunch is highly recommended.
Address: 80 Spring Street, 10012 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 965 14
For over 100 years, this traditional Jewish deli has served all the kosher classics such as cheese blintzes, caviar and lots of smoked fish. Sturgeon and smoked salmon are excellent here and are best combined with a bagel and cream cheese. The atmosphere in this Upper West Side location is relaxed and good for starting the day, perhaps with a New York Times in front of you.
Address: 541 Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street, 10024 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 724 47 07.
The colorful wall hangings and copper-clad tables give this West Village restaurant a touch of the exotic, but the real attraction is the delicious Middle Eastern cuisine. After the citrusy hummus served with freshly baked pita bread, you can eat a pizta covered with spicy minced lamb every day from midday to midnight.
Address: 90 Bedford St, 10014 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 228 20 22.Website
Second Avenue Deli
New York’s Lower East Side was once crowded with excellent Jewish delis, but this is one of the last. You can eat in the Molly Picon Room , which is filled with numerous souvenirs of famous Yiddish theater stars. The portions are huge, so that often half a sandwich (of course corned beef ) and a bowl of the best matzoh ball soup in town are enough.
Address: 1442 1st Ave, New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 737 17 00.