Top Places to Eat Out in New York
New York City is one of the most outdoorsy places in the world. There are restaurants located all around the city, overlooking wonderful parks, beaches, amazing skylines and hectic streets, or rather, placed in more peaceful areas, hidden by some magical green foliage. New York features cuisines from all over the world. Check out one of the most gorgeous terraces while visiting Narcissa in the East Village; eager to see an epic water view – go to Johnny’s Reef in City Island or the Upper West Side’s Pier. For some, making a choice what kind of food to taste might not come that easy, so here’s a short list of some of the most popular places to eat out in NYC.
Bryant Park Grill (Midtown Manhattan)
Bryant Park Grill, located in the heart of the Midtown, is a great place to have a brunch, lunch or dinner, as it offers a wide range of delicious meals – seafood, meat and poultry, crunchy salads, egg dishes, pancakes and crab cakes. Perhaps you’d like to enjoy a short stroll around Bryant Park after or before your meal. We strongly recommend it, as you’ll be amazed at the beauty of its landscape. Park is very close to Times Square and Broadway, which makes it quite popular among foreign visitors as well as locals. If the weather permits it, book an outdoor table that overlooks the park to enjoy all the delights this place has to offer.
Gallow Green (Chelsea)
Gallow Green is a magical, roof-top restaurant perfect for all of those searching for private, cozy atmosphere. There are whimsical climbing vines, plants and flowers, growing and breathing all around private nooks and the bar. The restaurant is actually placed on top of a theatre venue and many guests come for a drink after the play. So, expect sophisticated crowd, pretty drinks and seasonal menu with raw bar favorites, such as mayo-slathered lobster rolls, oyster cocktails and meatball pizza. The great option is all-you-can-eat-buffet, just make sure you buy tickets in advance.
Soogil (East 4th Street)
Chung Chow, one of the NYC’s top chefs and the co-owner of East Village restaurant Noreetuh revealed which NYC restaurant he’d love to dine in during the Restaurant Week. He opted for Soogil, “a hidden gem“, as he called it. Soogil is located on East 4th Street and offers some of the most delicious glass noodles, foie gras and mackerel. Another exciting option is the tasting menu, for those who are up for a little bit of everything. Something not to be missed, for sure.
Broken Shaker (Flatiron District)
You might need to get in line in order to get into Broken Shaker, a roof-top restaurant located on the 18th floor at the boutique Freehand New York hotel. A striking view over Midtown is what you will notice first. It’s a cozy place guarded by plants, offering excellent cocktails. The most popular dishes include arepas with avocado salad, paleo-friendly beef jerky and Yemenite bread served with Middle Eastern spreads. Delicious options and great atmosphere, no other comment is necessary.
Berry Park (Brooklyn)
For those of you looking for a roomy, welcoming sports bar, the ground floor of Berry Park is an excellent choice. It serves affordable cocktails and beer, while the menu is pretty simple, but more than satisfying, including spicy grilled shrimp skewers, bratwurst with fries and artichoke dip with pita chips. The upstairs part offers a wonderful view of the Manhattan skyline. It might be quite hectic during prime time hours, so make sure you go there late at night or early in the afternoon, if you want to avoid the crowd.
Vinatería is an amazing place recommended by another culinary expert, Marcus Samuelsson, the leader of the kitchen at Red Rooster in Harlem and a judge of culinary creations on Food Network’s Chopped. His choice, Vinatería, the restaurant led by a powerful team of women, is a place that offers great Spanish and Italian dishes. The Mediterranean atmosphere, really good vibes and delicious meals is something not to be missed. Hope you’ll enjoy it!