new york city dining guide

American Cuisine

Blue Hill
75 Washington Place
In the heart of Greenwich Village, Blue Hill features local Hudson Valley specialties such as lamb, along with famous seafood plates including wild striped bass, Alaskan king salmon and oysters.

118 W. 57th St.
Located in the Parker Meridien hotel in Midtown, Norma’s is famous for its all-day breakfast and brunch specialties.

Chinese Food

China Grill
60 W. 53rd St.
Located in the CBS headquarters, China Grill features granite walls and a backlit bar and exudes an upscale vibe. Favourites include the Peking duck salad and tempura sashimi.

Ruby Foo’s
1626 Broadway
Famous with the pre and post-theatre crowd, Ruby Foo’s serves up affordable Chinese and Japanese dishes in a restaurant with an imaginative ambience.


Full City Coffee
409 Grand St.
Tucked away in the Lower East Side near Canal Street and Broadway is Full City, with gourmet java, bakery and sandwich offerings, and a chic lounge atmosphere.


Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen
209 W. 38th St.
Close to Times Square, Ben’s Deli is a famous chain based on Long Island. It features classic Jewish favourites served on a grand scale.

Wolf’s Delicatessen
41 W. 57th St.
Featuring “Old World treats and New World eats”, Wolf’s deli is renowned for its seafood platters, combination sandwiches and various bagel creations.


420 E. 59th St.
Located by the Queensboro Bridge and serving traditional French Provencal food, Bouterin is known as one of New York’s “best well-kept secrets”.

Cafe Sabarsky
1048 5th Avenue
Located at the Neue Gallerie in Museum Mile, Cafe Sabarsky features German and Austrian cuisine in the style of a Viennese Kaffeehause.

182 W. 58th St.
Celebrating the historical fusion of Russian and French cuisines, Petrossian serves foie gras, caviar, and seafood specialties in an unpretentious Midtown West location.


775 Washington St.
With a sidewalk café atmosphere amidst the liveliness of the West Village, Barbuto fires up wood-oven favourites of pasta and pizza, as well as seafood specialties including skate and salmon.

194 Elizabeth St.
With all dishes cooked over an open fire, this stalwart in Little Italy charms visitors with a rustic Tuscan feel. Selected the “best place to go on a first date”, the restaurant’s cozy atmosphere compliments its hearty plates.


Dos Caminos Soho
475 W. Broadway
“…From red-snapper ceviche marinated in lime to ancho-glazed salmon with squash and poblano rice to sirloin cascabel with grilled tomato salsa to tacos, tacos, tacos — the food is hot and the atmosphere is cool.”

1191 First Avenue
A respite from the tired Tex-Mex styling of most restaurants that deem themselves ‘Mexican’, Maya offers modern Mexican cuisine in an intimate atmosphere. According to regulars, it takes “at least 25 visits to sample all its Tequilas”.


105 Reade St.
In TriBeCa, the new Fresh restaurant receives its daily catch from the same supplier to Manhattan’s celebrity chefs. From Alaskan king crab to “Kobe beef” of big-eye tuna, Fresh offers all kinds of unique servings.

The Sea Grill
19 W. 49th St.
With fish so fresh that the menu notes the name of the boat that caught them, The Sea Grill has become a Rockefeller Center landmark. Sushi combinations, chowders, and award-winning finfish dishes attract diners from across town.


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
1221 Sixth Avenue
This highbrow Midtown West steakhouse sits in a remarkable three-level building on Sixth Avenue. Steaks of all cuts and sizes are hand-selected and made to order, while a 13,000-bottle wine cellar awaits the connaisseur.

Redeye Grill
900 Seventh Avenue
Serving a vast array of East and West-coast American steak and seafood selections, the Redeye Grill also features characteristic sampler platters and unique salad plates.