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.

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 Avenue 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 Avenue at 11th Street). For a great burger (splurge with a Kobe burger). Price: $20 and up

Buvette (42 Grove Street, 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, but open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Price: $35 and up.

Coppelia  (207 West 14th Street between 7th/8th Avenues, 212.858.5001) Cuban Diner

Casual and comfortable and nearly as busy as the street it’s on. Coppelia is open 24-hours-a-day.  Price: $25 and up

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

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

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americno (60 Greenwich Avenue at Perry Street, 212.924.8000) Italian

Dimly lit and slightly romantic in glowing browns and rich accents, Gusto (special taste in Italian) is a tasty Italian treat which leaves little to be desired. Their seasonal menus are only rivaled by its seasonal cocktails & perfect wine list. Price: $40 and up

ilili (236 5th Avenue between 27 & 28th Streets, 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 load. For a quieter evening, ask for the less decorated but quieter room upstairs. Price: $50 and up

Jeanne & Gaston (212 W 14th Street, 212.675.3773) French

For a quiet evening meal, good French cooking and an easy place to have a conversation, try this new restaurant just blocks away. Three course prix-fixe only $40. Price: $40 and up

Green Table  (in Chelsea Market, 9th Avenue between 15th & 16th Streets  212.741.6623) New American

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

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

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 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 Meatball Shop  (64 Greenwich Avenue at Perry Street, 212.982.7815) Americana

Two nice Jewish boys go very unconventional serving up a meatballers delight. On the menu, choose a meat from the left side of the menu 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 and up

Periyali (35 W 20th Street, 212.463.7890) Greek

Traditional Greek cuisine with the taste of home cooking. While Periyali is known for their authentic Greek cooking style and delicious fish and Lamb, their wine list is more than worth a mention with scores of wine from the many regions and islands of Greece. A mighty list when it comes to lesser known wine country. Price: $50 and up

Yerba Buena (1 Perry Street at Greenwich Avenue, 212.620.0808) Cocina Latina

Innovative and tasty with some of the best cocktails around. Good brunch option as well. Price: $45 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.