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 www.menupages.com.

*Bill’s Burger (22 9th Ave at 13th St, 212-414-3003)

Fun, Trendy burger joint in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Open till 4am Fri & Sat. Alternatively try Bare Burger @ 153 8th Ave Between 18th & 17th St.

Buddakan (75th 9th Ave, 212-989-6699) Chinese

Lively and lavishly decorated restaurant offering a menu of the finest, freshest Asian dishes & cocktails. Price: $50 & over.

*Buvette (42 Grove St near Bleecker, 212-255-3590) French

Au courant yet casual, this oh so New York style, mostly French inspired gastroteque serves small plates worth talking about and sharing with a must see wine list! No reservations at Buvette, however, they are open breakfast, lunch and dinner. 8am until 2am Monday – Friday and noon until 2am Saturday and Sunday. Price: $35 & up.

*Catch (21 9th Ave between 13th & 12th St, 212-392-5978) Seafood

An often vibrant and buzzing American style seafood restaurant with a menu that features classic and sophisticated preparations by Executive Chef Hung Huynh. We love the toro tartar and the scallop gnocchi appetizers, we will leave the entree course up to you! Price: $60 & up.

*Co. (230 9th Ave, 212-243-1105) Pizza – (No reservations)

Delicious gourmet pizzas are made with inventive toppings at this fun little restaurant. Price: $20 & up.

*Coppelia (207 W 14th St, 212-858-5001) Cuban-Influenced Diner

Casual and comfortable, and nearly as busy as the St it is on. Coppelia serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the Short Ribs! Open 24hrs. Price: $20 & up.

*Foragers City Table (300 W 22nd St Between 8th & 9th Ave, 212-243-8888) New American

Eatery offering organic, seasonal American cuisine, plus offering thoughtfully sourced groceries & wines. Price: $40 & up.

*Good (99 Greenwich Ave Between Bank and W 12th Sts, 212-691-8080) Contemporary American

In a casual setting serving Classic American cuisine with a strong helping of seasonal favorites.
For an early meal minus the theatre district try their “early supper special” served between 6 and 7pm $25 3-course dinner.

*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 & up.

*ilili (236 5th Ave between 27th & 28th Sts, 212-683-2929) Lebanese

Mostly Lebanese cuisine with Mediterranean influences, ilili is where modern and authentic collide with influences from all over the Mediterranean world. Lebanese food is elevated here to meet the tastes of its well-traveled, food oriented guests from NY and beyond. The main dining room is linear and stunning and can be extremely loud. For a quieter evening, ask for the less decorated but quieter room upstairs. Price: $50 & up.

Le Baratin (26 Greenwich Ave Between W 11th & 10th Sts, 212-933-1080) French Bistro

In the mood for classic home cooking in a charming little bistro setting? Classic French dishes from Beef Bourguignin to Steak Frites will be found here with a perfectly simple wine list to form the perfect accompaniment. Early bird till midnight, this true bistro is spot on! Prix Fixe: $30 for 3-course, $20 for 2-course. 5:00 – 7:30pm.

*The Lobster Place & Raw Bar (in Chelsea Market, 9th Ave bet. 15th & 16th Sts, 212-255-5672) Seafood Market

Best, freshest and least expensive seafood in the city. Casual lobster and oyster bar. Great sushi bar and lobster rolls. Price: $11-30.

*The Meatball Shop (64 Greenwich Ave at Perry St, 212-982-7815) American

Two nice Jewish boys go very unconventional serving up a meatballers delight. On the menu, choose a meat from the left side and a sauce on the right, wait and enjoy your personal creation. From seasonal sangria and punches to handmade ice cream sandwiches this shop is ideal for fun and a bit of Americana. No reservations please! Price: $20 & up.

*Móle (57 Jane St near Hudson St, 212-206-7559) Mexican

Vibrant Mexican eatery and tequila bar offers a menu of standards like Mexico City. Happy hour specials will get you smashed with class, thanks to the margaritas. The enchiladas are actually to die for. No reservations please! “Olé Móle!” Price: $30 & up.

*Omai (158 9th Ave between 19 & 20th Sts, 212-633-0550) Vietnamese

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

*Otto (1 5th Ave, 212-995-9559) Enoteca Pizzeria

OTTO has combined the elegance of an Italian enoteca with the fun bustle of a crowded Italian train station. Open daily OTTO is perfect for a quick snack, a lingering meal, a big group, a family night out or even a large social gathering. Price: $30 & under.

TORO (85 10th Ave S, 212-691-2360) Tapas/Paella

Always an instant hit with guests! This Tapas specialist offers traditional and modern small plates, as well as authentic Spanish Paella in a modern setting. For lighter meals after a heavy day of sightseeing trying their Tapas menu is perfect! Price: $50 & up.

Rafele (29 7th Ave S, 212-242-1999) Italian

Chef Raffaele Ronco formerly of Palma (also on our list) has gone restaurateur with a rustic yet elegant feel-good eatery. We’re calling it food you’ll want to go back for. Price: $40 & up.

Scarpetta (14th St bet 8th & 9th Ave, 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 & up.

*Spice Market (403 W 13th St, 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 St food of South Eastern Asia. The exotic design and atmosphere make for a special dining experience. Reservations strongly suggested. Price: $50 & up.

*Spotted Pig (314 W 11th St, No Reservation, Walk In Only) British Gastropub

The inciter of New York’s gastropub trend sets the standard with a knockout team and new pub classics like herring “roll mops” stuffed with pickle; light ricotta gnudi and a giant, juicy, Roquefort-drenched burger. The comfy-cool atmosphere, a Michelin star and a homemade house ale lure in celebs, locals and tourists alike. Price: $40 & up.

One of the most interesting restaurant streets in the city is Cornelia St (it runs one block only from Bleecker to W 4th St). Many cool places to eat; we recommend Home (20 Cornelia St, eclectic home cooking American); Palma (28 Cornelia St, rustic Mediterranean/Sicilian); and Pearl Oyster Bar (18 Cornelia St). Price: $40 & up.

* Restaurants marked with an asterisk are open for lunch.