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Local Restaurants

New York City is home to some of the finest restaurant and dining experiences in the world. Our front desk associates will be happy to match you with a restaurant for any requirement and budget. Additionally, we have quite a few ‘favorites’ in the immediate neighborhood, and we can make a reservation for you at any restaurant you like.

Prices listed reflect the estimated price of a dinner for one with one drink and tip. Lunch usually costs 25% less.

Information and menus for many restaurants can be found at

August (359 Bleecker Street, 212.929.8727) Regional European

Bistro offering Regional European fare for dinner, lunch, and brunch with a changing menu ranging from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe using local and seasonal ingredients. Price: $45. and up

Bill’s Burger (22 9th Ave at 13th Street, 212.414.3003) Burgers

Fun, Trendy burger joint in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Open till 4am. Also check out BLT Burger (6th Ave at 11th Street). For a great burger (splurge with a Kobe burger). Price: $20 and up

Co. (9th Ave at 24th St, 212.243.1105) Pizza

Great and interesting pizza! Also known as Company Pizza it is a 54-seat pizzeria that is trendy and with a very cool vibe. Price: $25 and up. You might also try Patsy’s (67 University Place) for dynamite thin-crust pizza.

Crispo (240 West 14th Street, 212.229.1818) Italian

Terrific Northern Italian food in a bustling, convivial space that features a year-round garden (covered in winter). Check out their great selection of prosciutto-featured dishes. Price: $40 and up.

Dell’ Anima (38 8th Ave at Jane Street, 212.366.6633) Italian

Small but romantic spot, great Italian food, dynamite wines, very trendy, a restaurant must! $50 and up

Dos Caminos (675 Hudson Street at 14th Street, 212.699.2400) Mexican

Great food all year. Fun summer sitting outside and watching the constantly passing beautiful people. Price: $40 and up

Good (89 Greenwich Avenue, 212.691.8080) American

Contemporary American fare with a Southern influence. Great for brunch. Casual, bright dining room. Price: $30 and up.

Green Table (in Chelsea Market, 9th Ave. bet. 15th &16th Sts. 212.741.6623) New American

Fresh, well-prepared “farm-to-table” cooking, small but pleasant space, highly recommended. Price: $40 and up.

Klee (200 9th Avenue at 22nd Street, 212.633.8033) Viennese

Euro-American, sort of Viennese style, imaginative cooking, charming setting. Price: $50 and up

Lyon (Greenwich Avenue and 13th Street 212.353.8400) Lyonnaise

New, unique, Lyonnaise cooking restaurant little known in New York and known for the wine and prized French food. Price: $50. and up

Mole (57 Jane Street near Hudson Street, 212.206.7559) Mexican

Small, very tasty, great fish tacos, friendly service. You will want their great Sangria! Price: $30 and up

Momofuku Noodle Bar (171 1st Avenue bet 10th and 11th Street, 212.777.7773) Asian/New American

Going to the East Village? This is THE place to eat! “Ethereal” noodles soup in large portion, great pork buns and wonderfully cooked vegetable dishes. Casual, elegant space and don’t let the crowd scare you (the line moves quickly). Price: $30 and up (check out the $30 three-course fixed price meal).

Omai (158 9th Avenue between 19 & 20th Streets , 212.633.0550) Vietnamese

Lovely little space for first rate Vietnamese food. Price: $35 and up

Macelleria (48 Gansevoort Street, 212.741.2555) Italian Steakhouse

Serving rustic Northern Italian cuisine in a modern and convivial shop. Chef Fausto Ferraresi serves fine steaks, as well as various handmade pastas. A stunning collection of wines are available from the 17th century cellar. Price: $75. and up.

Red Cat (227 10th Avenue at 24th Street, 212.242.1122) American/Mediterranean

Very popular, eclectic and delicious American/Mediterranean Food. Price: $55 and up

Scarpetta (14thSt bet 8 & 9th Avenue, 212.691.0555) Italian

Upscale and perfect for a special occasion. Casual elegant Italian cuisine. Book in advance, café in front is often available last minute with same menu (seasonal). Price: $55 and up

Spice Market (403 West 13th Street, 212.675.2322) SE Asian

Casually elegant Southeast Asian restaurant located in the Meatpacking District. Jean-George’s Spice Market features cuisine inspired from the street food of South Eastern Asia. The exotic design and atmosphere make for a special dining experience. Reservations strongly suggested. Price: $50 and up.

The New French (Hudson St. near West 10th St., 212.807.7357) French

A French bistro in a small, civilized space with a new take on standard French fare. Excellent cooking. Great French pressed coffee, complete with table timer to tell you when it’s done. Ask about their nightly specials. Reservations for 6 or more only, so go early (before 7pm) or late (after 9:30pm). Price: $35 and up.

Vynl (102 8th Avenue at 15th Street, 212-974-2003) American with Thai tastes

Another fun and trendy Chelsea restaurant. Gay, fun music and be sure to check out the Justin Timberlake bathroom. Price: $20 and up

One of the most interesting restaurant streets in the city is Cornelia St (it runs one block only from Bleecker to West 4th St.). Many cool places to eat; we recommend Home (20 Cornelia St., eclectic home cooking American); (31 Cornelia St., Italian star chef Mario Batali); and Palma (28 Cornelia St., rustic Mediterranean/Sicilian). Price: $35 and up.