Top 10 Restaurants in New York

When mentioning the name New York City, there are not a lot of people who would not recognize the name of this culturally diverse city in the United States of America. Geographically it is the largest city in the U.S and the second most densely populated city in America, it is also the world’s major centre of commerce and finance for quite for quite sometime now. Many believe that New York is the world’s metropolis as it has major global influences in the media, politics, education, entertainment, fashion and arts. Having mentioned the fact that it is very culturally diverse, one can expect people from around the world to be living or residing here. So if one were to dine in New York, one can imagine the wide ranges of cuisines available to them, so here are the ten best restaurants in New York.

1. Nobu

NobuNobu Matsuhisa is a world famous chef with his signature Nobu restaurants all over the world, whether you’re in London, Malibu and Tokyo you can find a Nobu restaurant. This one in New York he co-owns with actor Robert De Niro, so imagine the type of people who eat there! His reputation for delicious food certainly lives up to the name, the ‘new style sashimi’ should not be a missed or try the multi course meal at chef’s selection which covers all the flavours and styles.

Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Latin American, Peruvian
Reservations: +1 212-219-0500
Opening Times: Lunch- Monday-Friday 11.45am-2.15pm, Dinner- Daily, 5.45pm-10.15pm
Location: 105 Hudson St, at Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

2. Le Bernardin

Le BernardinThis restaurant was opened by Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze and this multi award winning restaurant serves the best French seafood in the whole of New York. One should not miss the Chinese spiced red snapper with crepes as it seems to be the most popular dish served. This place serves a three course prix fixe menu and several other tasting menus, once inside one can witness the elegant surroundings with life sized art work of a fish and a fisherman.

Cuisine: French, European
Reservations: +1 212-489-1515
Opening Times: Lunch- Monday-Friday 12.00pm-2.30pm, Dinner-Monday-Thursday 5.30pm-10.30pm, Friday-Saturday 5.30pm-11.00pm
Location: 55 W 51st St, between 6th & 7th Aves, New York, NY 10019

3. Per Se

Per SePer Se is very famous for its superb views of Central Park, it is a French influenced American cuisine. Upon entering the blue door entrance the inside is very elegant but at the same somewhat modest décor. With the owner Thomas Keller’s hands on approach, the three prix fixe menus are selected daily adding freshness to his menus and giving his diners a fine selection of his latest recipes.

Cuisine: American, New American, European, French, French Nouvelle
Reservations: 1 212-823-9335
Opening Times: Monday-Thursday 5.30pm-10.00pm, Friday-Sunday- Lunch 11.30am-1.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm-10.00pm
Location: 10 Columbus Cir, Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10019

4. Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy TavernThis restaurant offers diners daily rotating menus in their two separate restaurants. The front restaurant serves a more casual American cuisine with a bar area whilst the back restaurant serves a more subdued Continental/American cuisine where the atmosphere is more passive. With their rotating menu, dishes such as the sea urchin fondue should be on the must try list as it is truly delicious.

Cuisine: American, Continental
Reservations: +1 212-477-0777
Opening Times: Monday-Thursday 12.00pm-2.00pm, 5.30pm-10.00pm, Friday 12.00pm-2.00pm, 5.30pm-11.00pm, Saturday 5.30pm-11.00pm, Sunday 5.30pm-10.00pm
Tavern- Sunday-Thursday 12.00pm-11.00pm, Friday-Saturday 12.00pm-12.00am
Location: 42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

5. Café Boulud

Café BouludThe owner of this restaurant is none other than Daniel Boulud who also has another fine restaurant in New York called Daniel. This wizard chef split his menu into four sections. Le Tradition serves classic French food with the likes of foie gras, La Saison serves the freshest meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables of the season, Le Potager is heaven for vegetarians and Le Voyage serves international dishes from all around the world. This man is a genius.

Cuisine: Continental, French, European
Reservations: 1 212-772-2600
Opening Times: Monday 5.45pm-11.00pm, Tuesday-Friday 12.00pm-2.30pm, 5.45pm-11.00pm, Saturday 12.00pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11.00pm, Sunday 5.45pm-11.00pm
Location: 20 E 76th St, Surrey Hotel, New York, NY 10021

6. Peter Luger Steakhouse

Peter Luger SteakhouseIf eating porterhouse without a care in the world is your ideal meal, then Peter Luger Steakhouse is your ideal place. This steakhouse has an old school setting to it giving a sort of mood you put yourself into before killing a mammoth steak! No menus in this place as they only serve massive porterhouse but do not be put off at the fact that they only serve one dish but it is very deliciously done that it has to be tried. Has a gift shop in front for those who want to take home his special recipe sauce.

Cuisine: American
Reservations: +1 718-387-7400
Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 11.45am-9.45pm, Sunday 12.00pm-9.45pm
Location: Broadway, Base of Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6131

7. Bouley

BouleyChef David Bouley did it again, this is another one of his prestigious restaurants. Bouley, like his other places, has a truly spectacular interior which is audaciously decorated. Menu ranges from mouth watering a la carte, the outstanding one has to be the black sea bass in sea scallop rust, or the organic Long Island duckling with lavender and honey glaze. If heading there on a Friday or Saturday night please remember to reserve a table otherwise getting in would be almost impossible.

Cuisine: Asian, European, French, French Nouvelle
Reservations: +1 212-964-2525
Opening Times: Lunch, daily 11.30am-3.00pm, Dinner, daily 5.00pm-11.30pm
Location: 120 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

8. Jean Georges

Jean GeorgesSituated in the Trump International Hotel and tower, the location says it all about this restaurant. New French cuisine that serves their food in a whole different way, but the taste is better than ever. What is unique about this place is the fact that their French dishes are served with exotic herbs and spices to give it that extra flavour. The menu includes dishes like freshly carved meats and an unforgettable soup like the young garlic soup with frog’s legs, yummy.

Cuisine: Asian, European, French, Fusion
Reservations: +1 212-299-3900
Opening Times: Monday-Thursday 12.00pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11.00pm, Friday 12.00pm-2.00pm, 5.15pm-11.00pm, Saturday 5.15pm-11.00pm, Sunday 5.30pm-10.00pm
Location: 1 Central Park W, Trump International Hotel and Tower, New York, NY 10023

9. Grimaldi’s

Grimaldi’sNo other place in New York City serves better pizza than here, with there coal oven baked pizzas, it is hard not to imagine the taste of a truly good pizza but if you re ever in New York, this is a must eat pizza. Tucked away under the Brooklyn Bridge, they use the freshest of ingredients, the fresh mozzarella used are made on the location. At weekends the chances are there will be a long queue wanting the same thing as you, to try truly tasty pizzas!

Cuisine: Italian, European
Reservations: +1 718-858-4300
Opening Times: Sunday-Thursday 11.30am-10.30pm, Friday 11.30am-11.30pm, Saturday 12.00pm-11.30pm
Location: 19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

10. Sarge’s Deli

Sarge’s DeliWhether it is during the day or during the night, this place will always serve you food whenever hunger strikes! Open twenty four hours, seven days a week this will be the place to head to in the middle of the night. This is where the ‘Deli Wellington’ is served, a puff pastry with pastrami, corned beef, potatoes, onions and spices, just the sound of it is able to make anyone feel hungry! A huge selection of sandwiches, with kosher meats even available! This place is one of the factors as to why New York City is also known as ‘The city that never sleeps’.

Cuisine: American
Reservations: +1 212-679-0442
Location: 548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016