10 Best Restaurants in NYC
New York City is known for having world-class restaurants, so you should know the 10 best restaurants in New York City. The excellent variety of fare available in New York City cannot be compared.
- Per Se. The New York City's four-star restaurant is an urban version of The French Laundry. The name of the restaurant is derived from owner Thomas Keller answering it would not be The French Laundry, "per se," when asked to describe his new restaurant. Per Se features a unique seasonal menu. A jacket is mandatory with ties optional. Reservations need to be made two months in advance. Per Se: 10 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019. (212) 823-9335.
- Minetta Tavern. One of the ten best restaurants in New York City also happens to be a long-standing Greenwich Village institution and a classic French steakhouse. It is named after the Minetta Brook, which runs southwest from 23rd St. to the Hudson River. It was the local watering and food hole for many artists and writers in days gone by. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. onward and supper from midnight to 2 a.m. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday. Minetta Tavern: 113 MacDougal St. New York, NY 10012. (212) 475-3850.
- The Four Seasons. Named the Favorite Restaurant of the World by "Town & Country Magazine." The menu is comprised of American seasonal classic food with local ingredients. Jackets are required and you can even borrow one of theirs if you are without. Ties optional. Four Seasons: 99 E. 52nd St. New York, NY 10022. (212) 754-9494.
- Blue Water Grill. A menu focused on the freshest seafood available to New York City restaurants paired with seasonal ingredients ensure a culinary treat. The Blue Water Grill is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Located in a trendy locale eating at Blue Water Grill is fun to play who's who while dining. Blue Water Grill: 31 Union Square West New York, NY 10003. (212) 675-9500.
- Daniel from Daniel Boulad. Daniel is one of the few restaurants in New York City to have earned three Michelin stars, one of the highest honors any restaurant can receive. The menu is focused on clean and contemporary French cuisine. Combine tasty food with seductive decor and this restaurant is a stand out in the restaurant scene. Daniel: 60 East 65th St. New York, NY 10065. (212) 288-0033.
- Travertine. A beautiful restaurant that specializes in Italian inspired Mediterranean cuisine awaits at this downtown New York City restaurant. This is not your local pizza and pasta joint. The flavors are adult, unique and often employ fusion style techniques. Travertine: 19 Kenmare St. New York, NY 10012. (212) 966-1810.
- Aldea. The name of this restaurant means "village" in Portuguese and the menu is inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. The menu plays on the delicate balance between rustic and refined. This distinctive cuisine creates some of the best and memorable dishes you can consume. Aldea: 31 W 17th St. New York, NY 10011. (212) 675-7223.
- Colicchio & Sons. This New York City eatery serves exciting and sophisticated food. The menu contains elements of many global cuisine. You can accurately guess that Colicchio is aiming for the title of best restaurant in New York City. Colicchio & Sons: 85 10th Ave. New York, NY 10011. (212) 400-6699.
- BLT Steak. Finally a grown up version of the American steakhouse brought to life. This restaurant is reminiscent of a cozy, but modern French bistro. Protein lovers rejoice! BLT Steak: 106 East 57th St. New York, NY 10022. (212) 752-7470.
- Momofuku Noodle Bar. Who knew a restaurant would rise to food fame because of its noodles. Hailed by some as the home of the perfect noodle, it is heralded by many as one of the best restaurants in New York City. They also offer an amazing fried chicken dinner, which requires advance reservations and friends to savor the memory. Momofuku Noodle Bar: 171 1st Ave. New York, NY 10003. (212) 500-0831.
Posted on: Apr. 09, 2010