21 April 2018

10 best restaurants in New York
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Beauty and Essex
Secret style
Live like the locals of the Lower East Side and step through the pawn-shop façade of Beauty and Essex into one of New York’s most stylish speakeasies. Chic and funky yet hosted in a large, formal dining room, it boasts a raw bar featuring steak tartare and salmon ceviche as well as ‘jewels on toast’ and mains like baby back ribs and pan-roasted scallops. Finish with the blueberry swirl cheesecake and work your way through the wide-ranging list of wines, cocktails and beers.
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
Tel: 1 212 614 0146 www.beautyandessex.com
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The NoMad
From the grand era of opulence
One of NYC’s hippest hotels takes its cues from the days of the city’s robber-barons: featuring mahogany bars and dining rooms shrouded in velvet. Open morning till night, The NoMad is an opulent reincarnation of days gone by, buzzing with beau monde patrons. Expect a luxurious setting, flawless service and enough caviar to sink the Titanic. And do try the roast chicken – stuffed with foie gras, brioche and black truffle. It’s a dish good enough for any Rockefeller, Carnegie or Vanderbilt.
1170 Broadway
Tel: +1 347-472-5660 www.thenomadhotel.com
Tel: +1 212-475-5829 www.abchome.com/eat/abc-kitchen
ABC Kitchen
Fine dining with a conscience
Plenty of restaurants these days use local and seasonal ingredients - but none take the future of environmentally friendly cuisine as seriously and artistically as ABC Kitchen. It’s a new world of sustainable gastronomic theatre, with a Michelin Star chef in the kitchen and a breath-taking restaurant front of house. Using only the most delicious ingredients from the East Coast, you can expect the unexpected like clam pizza and other organic gems of the slow food movement.
ABC Carpet & Home, 35 E 18th St   
Kesté Pizza & Vino
Big Apple? No, Big Pizza!
New Yorkers love their pizza. And they get very picky about where they eat it. That’s why Kesté is so popular, because the whole city knows this is real Neapolitan pizza, New York style. The owner is even President of the U.S. branch of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, a body dedicated to the training and certification of pizzaioli. And the pizza itself? Tender yet crispy crust, puffed with steaming pockets of air. And toppings to die for, from classic Margherita to butternut puree with smoked mozzarella. Kesté IS pizza!
271 Bleecker St   
Tel: +1 212-243-1500 http://kestepizzeria.com
Tel: +1 212-475-3850 www.minettatavernny.com
Minetta Tavern
20th century icon is even more popular in the 21st
Around for a century, first as a speakeasy then as an iconic 1950’s restaurant, and now lovingly restored to its past glories, Minetta Tavern is today one of NYC’s most fashionable dining spots. Its time-capsule interior, with photos and knick knacks from the last 100 years, show its heritage but the menu is firmly 21st century. Tuck into such extravagances as roasted bones oozing sea-salted marrow and blackened veal with sweetbread nuggets. The only problem? Book well in advance!
113 MacDougal St  
Fette Sau
Pig out in hog heaven
Calling your restaurant Fette Sau, German for “fat pig,” takes guts. Especially when the lightest meal on offer is flamed pork by the pound and the smallest beer comes in a gallon jug. The food is big on taste too, in true Southern BBQ style, featuring finger lickin’ meals like smoky espresso-and-brown-sugar-rubbed ribs. Of course, the experience wouldn’t be complete without an encyclopaedic bourbon range and a down to earth setting - a cement-floor garage in a former auto body shop.
354 Metropolitan Ave  
Tel: +1 718-963-3404 www.fettesaubbq.com
Tel: 212 254 3000 www.santinanyc.com
High class cuisine
Set at the entrance of High Line Park, on the former coast of Manhattan, Santina is an inventive Italian restaurant that draws on a rich history. Diners sit where the first farmers’ markets once stood, and sample the spectacular flavours of Blue Crab Spaghetti and Lobster Catalan paired with creative cocktails and fine wines. Brunch is an eclectic experience, with Truffle Egg Salad and Frittata on the menu. Open, airy and energetic, this is just the kind of vibrant venue you’d expect from NYC.
820 Washington St
Eleven Madison Park
New York's finest restaurant reinvents itself
With more Michelin stars and awards to count, one might excuse Eleven Madison Park if it rested on its laurels. Just for a moment. But no, sir! Continually breaking gastronomic ground, NYC’s best restaurant’s latest all-in gamble is a 16-course Gotham-themed meal, marked by whimsy and sleight of hand. Salivate over a succession of dishes, from North Fork oysters to a rib eye steak that’s been aged for an outlandish 140 days! If this isn’t the finest and most fun dining, we don’t know what is.
11 Madison Ave Gramercy & Flatiron   
Tel: +1 212-889-0905 http://elevenmadisonpark.com
Tel: +1 212-962-6047 https://nomwah.com
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Chinatown’s number one spot
New York's original dim sum house opened in 1920 during the havoc of the Tong gang wars, a time of shootings, hatchet murders and the origin of the term ‘hatchet man’. Fortunately for us, dining there today is a much safer proposition. A delicious one, in fact. Lovingly restored by new owners, with art deco tables and posters of old Chinese movie stars, the food is just as seductive, featuring individually prepared dim sum, roasted-pork buns and flaky fried crepe egg rolls. Yum yum!
13 Doyers St   
 Tel: +1 212-965-1414 http://www.balthazarny.com
High profile SoHo French brasserie
What happens when you combine America’s Gilded Age and Europe’s Belle Epoque? Balthazar, of course, an iconic and ever trendy French brasserie in the heart of SoHo, The food is suitably magnificent from its revered three-tiered seafood platter to its more-ish skate with brown butter and capers. Add to that friendly service, a heady Parisian vibe and you have the best of both worlds in one restaurant – a true ‘classique’.
80 Spring St
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