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  • ‘21’ Club Closes Its Doors During Pandemic After 90 Years Of Gastronomic History - "The closure of '21' Club is an enormous loss for New York City and American gastronomy. Unless the owners can somehow re-purpose the place without ruining it, this is as stunning a closure as that of Le Cirque, Lüchow's, Windows on the World, the original Four Seasons, Mamma Leone's, Palm and a very few others."
  • All Aboard the Nordic Express, at Agern - The New York Times.
  • Forget Nathan’s, this is NYC’s best hot dog - New York Post.
  • How to Beat the Line & Get Reservations at Hot New Restaurants - The New York Times.
  • LADIES WHO LUNCHED - Vanity Fair. "They were the ladies who lunched, when "lunching" was a verb and was—at such shrines as the Colony Club, La Côte Basque, and Le Cirque—impossibly glamorous, hugely entertaining, and utterly without purpose."
  • List of caricatures at Sardi's restaurant in New York City - Wikipedia.
  • Michelin Announces New York Stars For 2021: 7 New One-Star Restaurants Make The Cut - "After an extraordinarily devastating year for New York City restaurants, the culinary world is once again looking to the stars."
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  • NEW YORK RESTAURANTS - New York Magazine.
  • NEW YORK RESTAURANTS - "The ultimate guide to food and restaurants in New York."
  • Nirvana, Nordic Style, at Grand Central’s New Food Hall - The New York Times.
  • RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK - Wikipedia.
  • THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK CITY - Gayot.
  • These are New York City's best pizza restaurants - CNN travel.
  • TIPS ON TABLES - vintage reviews of famous nightclubs and restaurants, mostly from the New York area.
  • Top 200 U.S. Restaurants 2017 - Opinionated About Dining.
  • Top New York Restaurants of 2015 - The New York Times.
  • Top New York Restaurants of 2016 - The New York Times.
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  • What Were The Best New York City Restaurants In 1929? - "Brooklyn Daily Eagle Columnist Rian James Shares His Picks For The Best Restaurants in New York City in 1929."
  •   ALSO ALL 60 THREE (7), TWO (8) & ONE (45) MICHELIN STARRED RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK CITY 2012:

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  • 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019.
  • 21 CLUB WS. Famous NYC restaurant, serving fine American cuisine in the famous Bar Room, romantic Upstairs at '21', and 10 private banquet rooms. Opened in Greenwich Village in 1922, originally as a small speakeasy known as the Red Head. The bar also included a secret wine cellar, which was accessed through a hidden door in a brick wall which opened into the basement of the building next door (number 19). Though still used as a wine cellar today, part of the vault has been remodeled to allow a party of up to 20 guests to dine in private. 21 also stores the private wine collections of such celebrities as Presidents Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon, Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Carey, Ernest Hemingway, Ivan Boesky, The Nordstrom Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Al Jolson, Gloria Vanderbilt, Sophia Loren, Mae West, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Aristotle Onassis, Gene Kelly, Gloria Swanson, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Marilyn Monroe. Every President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt (except for George W. Bush) has dined at 21, and the restaurant has been frequented by so many celebrities that many of them have favorite tables.
  • 202 Bib
  • A VOCE COLUMBUS * WS (Executive chef: Missy Robbins).
  • A VOCE MADISON * (Executive chef: Missy Robbins).
  • ABE & ARTHUR'S
  • ACME - a serious New Nordic menu from Danish chef Mads Refslund.
  • ADOUR ALAIN DUCASSE * SDA (Chef: Didier Elena). At The St. Regis hotel.
  • Agern, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017.
  • Agern * "A season-driven restaurant & bar located at Grand Central Terminal." 89 E 42nd St.
  • AI FIORI * (Chef: Michael White). At Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hotel.
  • AL BUSTAN Bib
  • ALAIN DUCASSE ***
  • ALDEA * (Chef: George Mendes).
  • ALTO **. Luxury Italian restaurant featuring Michael White's interpretation of Northern Italian cuisine, located in the Rockefeller Center area. Alto features a selection of over 2500 different wines.
  • ANNISA * (Executive chef: Anita Lo).
  • APIZZ Bib
  • Arlington Club - "Steakhouse and Sushi." 1032 Lexington Ave. (between 73rd & 74th St).
  • ARMANI / RISTORANTE
  • AROMA KITCHEN & WINEBAR Bib
  • ASIA DE CUBA Bib
  • Atera ** (Executive chefs: Lightner & Ronny Emborg). 77 Worth Street.
  • Aureole.
  • AUREOLE * (Executive chef: Marcus Gleadow-Ware).
  • Aurora Soho - 510 Broome Street. Rustic Italian food in a Tuscan setting.
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  • BAR BASQUE - New York Times review.
  • BABBO RISTORANTE - probably the best Italian restaurant in New York. Fantastic ravioli.
  • BALTHAZAR (Chefs de Cuisine: Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson).
  • Benoit.
  • BENOIT (Chef: Philippe Bertineau). The third member of Alain Ducasse's Benoit family. Former location for the legendary La Côte Basque (1962-2004).
  • BEYOGLU Bib
  • BIANCA Bib
  • BLUE HILL *. At Greenwich Village.
  • BLUE RIBBON Bib
  • BLUE RIBBON BAKERY Bib
  • BLUE RIBBON BAKERY MARKET
  • BLUE SMOKE Bib
  • Blue Water Grill.
  • BLUE WATER GRILL
  • BOHEMIAN Bib
  • BOQUERIA Bib
  • Bouley.
  • BOULEY * (Chef: David Bouley). At TriBeCa.
  • Brasserie Les Halles.
  • BRASSERIE LES HALLES Bib (Chef-at-large: Anthony Bourdain).
  • Bravo Gianni - 230 E. 63rd St. Now closed.
  • BRESLIN *
  • Brownie's CafÉ - "Brownie’s Café offers an exceptional selection of breakfast and lunch options. We are passionate about healthy, wholesome foods and will ensure our menu is always packed full of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients for your enjoyment and good health." 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, b/t 118th St & 116th St Morningside Heights.
  • BRUSHSTROKE * (Chef: Isao Yamada). At TriBeCa.
  • BUDDAKAN
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  • CAFÉ BOULUD * (Chef: Gavin Kaysen).
  • Café des Artistes, One West 67th Street, New York City, New York 10023.
  • CafÉ des Artistes - (1917-2009). It was designed for the residents of the Hotel des Artistes since the apartments lacked kitchens. Artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Norman Rockwell, Isadora Duncan or Rudolph Valentino were patrons. It was a popular spot for many celebrities because of its privately secluded yet hip atmosphere. Reopened in May 10th, 2011 as The Leopard at des Artistes.
  • Café Martin, Fifth Avenue & 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.
  • CafÉ Martin - (1902-1913). Fifth Avenue & 26th Street. A gathering spot for the beau monde, referring to that segment of the fashionable elite which would later be called “café society.” It was one the most interesting restaurants of the era.
  • CafÉ Nicholson - opened in 1948 by Johnny Nicholson. (Originally at 147 East 57th St., and later at 323 East 58th Street) was a New York City restaurant that operated from 1948 to 1999. The establishment became a gathering place for members of the artistic, literary and cultural elite. Café Nicholson attracted members of high society as well as such artistic, literary and cultural figures such as Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Jean Renoir and photographer Karl Bissinger.
  • CALVISIUS CAVIAR LOUNGE - at Four Seasons Hotel.
  • CARNEGIE DELI - founded in 1937, the world famous Carnegie Deli is a true New York City landmark situated in Midtown on 7th Avenue at 55th Street. "Our famous sandwiches and cheesecakes are the best in NYC and the world."
  • CASA MONO * (Chef: Andy Nusser).
  • CHEF'S TABLE AT BROOKLYN FARE *** NW (Head chef: Cesar Ramirez). Specialty: fried blowfish tails. At Brooklyn. Belongs to Eater.com's list of the 11 toughest restaurants to get a reservation in the world.
  • CHERIO’s - opened in 1948 on East 51st Street. Now closed.
  • CHO DANG GOL Bib
  • CIPRIANI 25 Broadway - the perfect complement to the four generation tradition of cuisine and service and the ideal setting for an elegant social, nonprofit or corporate event.
  • CIPRIANI 42nd Street - the perfect venue for the most sophisticated celebrations.
  • Cipriani Club 55.
  • CIPRIANI Club 55 - provides you with a selection of intimate spaces perfect for any kind of business meeting or event: from the unique original vault room to the state-of-the art screening room, from an elegant library room to a beautiful colonnade terrace for the warmer months.
  • Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall between William and Hanover Street, New York, NY 10015.
  • CIPRIANI WALL STREET - stands as a triumph of Greek revival architecture, as well as a grand and luxurious venue for events.
  • CITY CRAB & SEAFOOD COMPANY
  • Coach House - (closed in 1993). One of Aristotle Onassis's favorite New York restaurants.
  • COLICCHIO AND SONS
  • CONGEE BOWERY
  • CONGEE VILLAGE Bib
  • CONVIVIO *
  • COPENHAGEN / AAMANN - "Exclusive cafe with a modern funky yet classic and warm feel. Introducing traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød) with an elegant contemporary twist."
  • CORTON.
  • CORTON ** (Chef: Paul Liebrandt). At TriBeCa.
  • CRISPO Bib
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  • Da Silvano Restaurant, 260 Avenue of the Americas, New York.
  • Da Silvano - 260 Avenue of the Americas. "On May 1, 1975, Silvano Marchetto opened the doors to what was to become one of the most successful restaurants in New York history. Silvano reinvented Italian restaurants by introducing New Yorkers to Cucina Toscana (Tuscan Cuisine)."
  • DA UMBERTO SDA
  • DAISY MAY'S BBQ Bib. "Best Barbecue in New York City." - Zagat.
  • Daniel.
  • DANIEL *** SP GTM R&C NW WS (Chef: Daniel Boulud). Specialty: black sea bass in syrah.
  • DANJI * (Chef: Hooni Kim). Korean cuisine.
  • DANNY BROWN WINE BAR & KITCHEN * (Chef: Danny Brown). At Queens.
  • Dave's Blue Room - 791 Seventh Avenue. "If you wanted to see celebrities in New York in 1920s, 30s and 40s, Dave’s Blue Room was the place to be."
  • DAVID BURKE TOWNHOUSE SDA
  • DB BISTRO MODERNE - chef: Laurent Kalkotour.
  • DBGB KITCHEN & BAR Bib. Owned by chef Daniel Boulud.
  • DEL POSTO * WS (Chef: Mario Batali).
  • Delmonico's.
  • DELMONICO'S - at 2 South William Street (56 Beaver Street) since 1937. DELMONICO'S is the name of series of restaurants of varying duration, quality, and fame located in New York City. The restaurant was opened by the brothers John and Peter Delmonico, from Ticino, Switzerland. In 1831, they were joined by their nephew, Lorenzo Delmonico, who eventually became responsible for the restaurant's wine list and menu. When the William Street building was opened on a grand scale in August 1837, after the Great Fire of New York, New Yorkers were told that the columns by the entrance had been imported from the ruins of Pompeii.
  • DIM SUM GO GO Bib
  • DINOSAUR BARBECUE Bib
  • DIRT CANDY Bib
  • Dorrian's - Dorrian's Red Hand, also known simply as Dorrian's, is a famed Irish-American bar located at 1616 Second Avenue at East 84th Street, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Started by Irish immigrant James "Red Dog" Dorrian in 1960 and operated by his son Jack, the popular hangout became a social pillar for preppy Upper East Side teenagers, college students, and young urban professionals. It is known for its "old time" atmosphere and the chummy and clubby demeanor of its patrons.
  • DORSIA - fictional restaurant in the 2000 film American Psycho.
  • DOVETAIL * (Chef: John Fraser).
  • Downey's Steakhouse - 505 8th Ave. This midtown restaurant was a favorite hangout of Broadway actors. Aka "the poor man's Sardi's."
  • DRESSLER * (Executive chef: Polo Dobkin). At Brooklyn.
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  • ED'S LOBSTER BAR Bib
  • El Boracho - closed.
  • EL PARADOR CAFE Bib. Best Manhattan Mexican restaurant & margaritas.
  • EL PASO Bib
  • Elaine's.
  • ELAINE'S - founded in 1963 by the legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman (1929-2010) whose restaurant attracts a following among prominent actors and other celebrities.
  • Eleven Madison Park, Metropolitan Life North Building, 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A.
  • Eleven Madison Park *** SP R&C WS Metropolitan Life North Building, 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A. "Creative fine dining in the Big Apple with hospitality at its heart." Contemporary American restaurant. Won the award for best restaurant in the world in the 2017 poll. Head chef: Daniel Humm.
  • EMPORIO Bib
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  • FASHION FORTY LOUNGE - located steps from Times Square in the heart of the Fashion District, Fashion 40 Lounge is an intimate Bar/Lounge/Restaurant with a full service kitchen and a fully stocked bar.
  • FATTY CRAB Bib
  • FIRENZE RISTORANTE SDA
  • Fishtail by David Burke.
  • FISHTAIL BY DAVID BURKE SDA
  • Fowler & Wells in the Beekman Hotel, 5 Beekman Street, Lower Manhattan, New York, NY 10038.
  • Fowler & Wells - in the Beekman Hotel, 5 Beekman Street. Chef & restaurateur: Tom Colicchio. The dining room, set with rich, jewel-toned furnishings and antique accents, establishes Fowler & Wells as a one-of-a-kind setting for dining in lower Manhattan.
  • FRANNY'S Bib NW. Specialty: spicy clam pizza. At Brooklyn.
  • Fraunces Tavern.
  • Fraunces Tavern - since 1762. Located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street. Tavern, restaurant and museum housed in a conjectural reconstruction of a building that played a prominent role in pre-Revolution and American Revolution history. Claims it is Manhattan's oldest surviving building. The building is a tourist site and a part of the American Whiskey Trail and the New York Freedom Trail.
  • Fred's NYC - since 1997. "Come! Sit! Stay!" 476 Amsterdam Ave. (SW corner of 83rd & Amsterdam). "We are a family friendly neighborhood restaurant that takes pride in being part of the Upper West Side community."
  • Freds Madison Avenue - 660 Madison Ave, 9th Floor.
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  • GARDEN COURT CAFÉ Bib
  • GENE'S RESTAURANT SDA
  • GENNARO Bib
  • Georges Rey RESTAURANT - 60 West 55th Street. NOW CLOSED
  • Gilt.
  • GILT ** WS (Executive chef: Justin Bogle).
  • GOLDEN UNICORN Bib. Established in 1989. Cantonese-style dining restaurant. In 1996 named one of NYC's Five Best Restaurants by Food and Wine Magazine, making it the only Chinese restaurant to have been designated this distinction.
  • GORDON RAMSEY AT THE LONDON **
  • GOTHAM BAR AND GRILL * (Chef: Alfred Portale). Opened its doors in 1984. In 2009 named one of the most important New York City restaurants of the past forty years by New York Magazine.
  • GRAMERCY TAVERN * (Executive chef: Michael Anthony).
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  • HAN GAWI Bib
  • Harry's Cafe & Steak, One Hanover Square, New York City, NY 10004.
  • Harry's Cafe & Steak - "Originally established in 1972 by its namesake, Harry Poulakakos, the bar at One Hanover Square quickly became a Wall Street institution as well as a favorite haunt for financiers who came to celebrate or commiserate over the state of the market."
  • Harry Cipriani.
  • HARRY CIPRIANI
  • Harvey's Chelsea House - 108 W. 18th Street. NOW CLOSED.
  • HECHO EN DUMBO Bib
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  • Ibis, 151 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022.
  • ibis - 151 East 50th Street. Executive chef: Orhan Yegen. Mediterranean cuisine.
  • 'Inoteca e liquori bar.
  • 'INOTECA LIQUORI Bib
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  • Jack's Restaurant & Bar - 147 W. 40th St.
  • JAIYA Bib
  • JALEO TAPAS BAR
  • JEAN CLAUDE RESTAURANT Bib
  • Jean Georges.
  • JEAN GEORGES *** sp GTM R&C (Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten). At the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
  • JEWEL BAKO *. Japanese cuisine.
  • J.G. MELON Bib
  • Jimmy Weston's - (1967-1989). "From the time it opened at 131 East 54th Street in 1967, Jimmy Weston's was the place to be for anyone who liked big drinks, bear hugs, boisterous conviviality and jazz, or simply gawking at those who did. An eclectic assortment of Mr. Weston's celebrity pals on any given night might include Frank Sinatra, George Steinbrenner, Pete Rozelle, Richard Nixon, Howard Cosell, Hugh Carey, Muhammad Ali, Leo Durocher, Tony Bennett and any big-time basketball coaches who happened to be in town."
  • JOANNE TRATTORIA - Lady Gaga's parent's, Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, new restaurant. Executive chef: Art Smith (Oprah Winfrey's former personal chef).
  • JUNOON *. Contemporary Indian cuisine.
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  • KAFANA NW. Serbian cuisine. Specialty: cevapi with onions.
  • Kajitsu.
  • KAJITSU ** (Chef: Masato Nishihara). Shojin Cuisine.
  • KATZ'S DELICATESSEN Bib. Since 1888.
  • King of the Sea - 53rd Street at 3rd Avenue.
  • KYO YA *. Japanese cuisine.
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  • L'Aiglon - 55th, E. of Fifth Ave. Closed.
  • L'ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON (**). At The Four Seasons Hotel. Closed on June 30, 2012.
  • L'ESPRIT BISTRO PAR ALAIN DUCASSE
  • La Caravelle.
  • LA CARAVELLE - "The finest restaurant in New York on almost every count." (1960-2004). Obituary: The New York Times.
  • The Duchess of Windsor and C. Z. Guest leaving La Côte Basque, 1962.
  • La Côte Basque (1962 - March 7, 2004).
  • LA CÔTE BASQUE - (1962 - March 7, 2004). Obituary: The New Yorker. Now location for BENOIT (Chef: Philippe Bertineau). The third member of Alain Ducasse's Benoit family.
  • La Grenouille.
  • LA GRENOUILLE - since 1962.
  • LAFAYETTE - 202 East 50th Street. Closed.
  • LAUT *. Malaysian & Thai cuisine.
  • L'ECOLE Bib. The Restaurant of The French Culinary Institute.
  • Le Bernardin, 155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019.
  • LE BERNARDIN *** SP (Chef: Eric Ripert). 155 West 51st Street.
  • LE CAPRICE - chef: Edward Carew. At Pierre Hotel.
  • Le Cirque.
  • LE CIRQUE GTM. "A place where the worlds of food, fashion, art and culture converge." French restaurant first opened at the Mayfair Hotel in 1974. Owned and operated by Sirio Maccioni. The latest installation of Le Cirque opened in 2006 in the Bloomberg Tower building at One Beacon Court. The current flagship location is 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2).
  • Le Pavillon, 57th & Park Avenue.
  • Le Pavillon - (1941-1971). The most influential French restaurant in America in the 1940's and 50's.
  • Le Voisin - (1913-1967). "The Always-Moving French Restaurant."
  • LIL' FRANKIE'S PIZZA Bib
  • Postcard photo of Lindy's Restaurant at Broadway and 52st Street in New York City.
  • Lindy's - deli and restaurant with two locations in Manhattan, New York City, at 825 7th Avenue (at 53rd Street) and 401 7th Avenue (at 32nd Street). Lindy's is best known for its original incarnation which opened in 1921 on Broadway. Lindy's was opened by Leo "Lindy" Lindermann (died 1957) and his wife Clara on August 20, 1921, and was located at 1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Streets. The original Lindy's location closed in 1957. Damon Runyon was a big fan and wrote the restaurant into his books as "Mindy's." The musical Guys and Dolls, based on Runyon's writings, immortalizes Lindy's in one of its songs. Milton Berle frequented Lindy's almost on a nightly basis. Jewish Mafia icon Arnold Rothstein claimed Lindy's as his favorite "office" and would stand on the corner, surrounded by bodyguards, and conduct business outside. Lindy's was especially well known for its cheesecake, which was at times credited as perhaps the most famous in the United States. The cheesecake was immortalized in Guys and Dolls, where Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson sang its praises.
  • Longchamps - (1919-1975). Was a chain of several upscale restaurants centered in Manhattan that consisted of twenty or more locations at its peak, including the Showboat Restaurant located in the Empire State Building.
  • LUPA Bib
  • Lutèce.
  • LUTÈCE - (1961 - February 14, 2004). 249 East 50th. Obituary: The New York Times.
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  • MAISONETTE - (1935-1966). At St. Regis hotel. One of the most popular supper-nightclubs in New York at the time. The Maisonette had Peter Duchin and his orchestra playing through much of the 1960's.
  • MAMA MEXICO SDA
  • MARC FORGIONE * (Chef: Marc "Forge" Forgione). At TriBeCa.
  • MAPO TOFU Bib
  • MAREA ** (Chef: Michael White).
  • Masa.
  • MASA *** sp (Chef: Masa Takayama).
  • MATSUGEN
  • Max's Kansas City - was a nightclub and restaurant at 213 Park Avenue South in New York City, which became a gathering spot for musicians, poets, artists and politicians in the 1960s and 1970s. It was opened by Mickey Ruskin (1933–1983) in December 1965 and closed in 1981. It was also a favorite hangout of Andy Warhol and his entourage, who dominated the back room.
  • Swingin’ at Maxwell’s Plum.
  • Maxwell's Plum - (1966-1988). "Flamboyant restaurant and singles bar that, more than any place of its kind, symbolized two social revolutions of the 1960s – sex and food", at 1181 First Avenue (64th and 1st Avenue) in Manhattan. At its peak it served over 1,200 customers a day, including such celebrities as Richard Rodgers, Cary Grant, Bill Blass, Barbra Streisand and Warren Beatty, and becoming what The New York Times called " a favorite watering hole for the 'swinging singles' set."
  • MAYROSE - now closed.
  • Measure (Chef: Jeffrey Seizer). At Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hotel.
  • MERCATO Bib
  • Michael's, 24 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019.
  • Michael's - since 1989. 24 W 55th Street.
  • MICKEY MANTLE'S RESTAURANT
  • Minetta Tavern.
  • MINETTA TAVERN * (Chef de cuisine: William Brasile). Since 1937. "Over the course of its long history, the Tavern was frequented by various layabouts and hangers-on including Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E. E. Cummings, Dylan Thomas, and Joe Gould, as well as by various writers, poets, and pugilists."
  • MOMOFUKU KO ** sp (Chef: Sean Gray).
  • MOMOFUKU NOODLE BAR Bib NW (Chef de cuisine: Sean Heller). Specialty: pork-belly ramen.
  • MOMOFUKU SSÄM BAR Bib SP (Chef de cuisine: Ryan Miller).
  • Monkey Bar, 60 East 54th Strett, New York City, NY 10022.
  • Monkey Bar - bar/restaurant: Manhattan's Hotel ElysÉe boasts one of the hottest and most world renowned restaurants, the Monkey Bar, which has been featured on 'Sex in the City" as well as "Mad Men".
  • Monte-Carlo NYC - "French restaurant NYC hand-picked food highest quality homemade food great service hospitality." 181 E 78th St.
  • Mortimer's (1976-1998), Lexington Avenue at East 75th Street.
  • Mortimer's - (1976-1998). On Lexington Avenue at East 75th Street. A favorite watering hole for Manhattan socialites, glitz folk and achievers; the public outpost for the rich and socially registered. Run for 22 years by Glenn Bernbaum, a Solomon of bistro seating, as a private club to the sort of fashionables whose names fill the gossip columns.
  • Morton's The Steakhouse - 551 5th Avenue. "For more than 30 years, Morton's is the steakhouse by which all others are measured."
  • Mr Chow.
  • MR CHOW - "World Renown Upscale Authentic Beijing Cuisine."
  • MR K'S RESTAURANT SDA
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  • Nobu.
  • NOBU Japanese cuisine. At TriBeCa.
  • NORTHERN SPY FOOD CO. Bib
  • NYONYA Bib. Malaysian cuisine.
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  • OBAO Bib
  • OCEAN GRILL - "A fabulous New York seafood restaurant with fresh sushi, raw bar selections and long-time signatures, like the crab crusted Mahi Mahi, continue to impress seafood lovers across the city."
  • OCEANA * (Executive chef: Ben Pollinger).
  • Old Homestead Steakhouse - 56 9th Ave.,(between 14th & 15th st). "Still serving a “hell of a steak”, this “legendary” Chelsea chophouse has been drawing “big spenders” in “big suspenders” since 1868, and its “clubby” (soon to be expanded) quarters “capture a bygone era”; “robber baron” prices are part of the package, but given the “William Howard Taft”–worthy portions, some call it a “comparative value.”" - Zagat.
  • Osteria del Circo.
  • OSTERIA DEL CIRCO - a festive Italian trattoria, the creation of restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni, proprietor of Le Cirque.
  • OTTO PIZZERIA & ENOTECA
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • PAPASITO SDA
  • PARK AVENUE BISTRO Bib
  • Park Side Restaurant, 107-01 Corona Ave., Queens, NY 11368, U.S.A.
  • Park Side Restaurant - "An Italian Landmark in the heart of Corona, Queens. After one visit, you will be sure to be back again and again for one the city's Best Italian restaurants."
  • PARM NW. Specialty: 'Italian Thanksgiving'.
  • Per Se.
  • PER SE *** SP SDA GTM R&C (Chef: Thomas Keller).
  • PETER LUGER STEAKHOUSE *. Since 1887. At Brooklyn.
  • PETROSSIAN
  • PHOENIX GARDEN Bib
  • PICHOLINE * (Chef: Terrance Brennan).
  • P. J. Clarke's, 915 3rd Ave (b/t 56th St & 55th St in Midtown East), New York City, NY 10022.
  • P. J. Clarke's - since 1884. Specialties: hamburgers, pub food. Notable guests over the years include: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Ernest Borgnine, Nat King Cole, Johnny Depp, Richard Harris, Buddy Holly, Ted Kennedy, Hedy Lamarr, Jake LaMotta, Brooke Shields & Frank Sinatra, among many others.
  • PONGAL - Indian vegetarian cuisine bursting with all the natural flavors and spices true to its original tradition. Consistently applauded by ZAGAT, MICHELLIN , THE NEW YORK TIMES, NY TIMEOUT and millions of highly satisfied customers since 1996, Pongal offers one of the most unique menus in New York city which is also Kosher.
  • Pranna.
  • PRANNA - (Chefs: Chai Trivedi & Gavin Portsmouth). "Modern Southeast Asian Cooking." Borrowing flavors and inspiration from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and India.
  • PRUNE Bib
  • PUBLIC * (Executive chef: Brad Farmerie).
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Quinto Quarto.
  • QUINTO QUARTO Bib
  • Quo Vadis.
  • QUO VADIS - (1946-1984). East 63d Street. Obituary: The New York Times.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10112, U.S.A.
  • Rainbow Room - fine-dining restaurant and event space previously run by the Cipriani family on the 65th floor of the Comcast Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Opened in 1934, it was the first restaurant to be located in a high-rise building and remained the highest elevated restaurant in the United States for decades.
  • Rao's, 455 E 114th St, New York, NY 10029, U.S.A.
  • RAO'S - Southern Italian restaurant founded in 1896.
  • Rector's - (1899-1914). "The Elaine’s of 1899."
  • RED EGG Bib
  • RESTAURANT AQUAVIT - opened in 1987 and has been the premier Scandinavian dining destination in Midtown Manhattan ever since.
  • Restaurant Daniel.
  • RESTAURANT DANIEL *** SP GTM R&C (Chef: Daniel Boulud).
  • RESTAURANT NOBU
  • RESTAURANT WD-50 SP
  • Reuben's Restaurant - (1908-2001). 244 Madison Avenue. Reuben's Restaurant and Delicatessen was a landmark restaurant and deli in New York City.
  • RIVER CAFÉ *. "The Restaurant that Launched a Thousand Chefs." - New York Times. At Brooklyn.
  • ROBATAYA Bib
  • Rosa Mexicano - "Fine Dining Restaurant | Best Mexican Food."
  • ROSANJIN *. Japanese cuisine of Kaiseki. At TriBeCa.
  • ROUGE TOMATE * (Executive chef: Jeremy Bearman).
  • Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
  • Russian Tea Room - since 1927. Russo-Continental restaurant.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • SARAVANAAS Bib. Indian vegeterian restaurant.
  • Sardi's.
  • SARDI'S - opened in 1927. Known for the hundreds of caricatures of show-business celebrities that adorn its walls. Also the birthplace of the Tony Award in 1947.
  • SAUL * (Head chef: Saul Bolton). At Brooklyn.
  • SCALINATELLA
  • Scarpetta.
  • SCARPETTA
  • Schrafft's - was a chain of high-volume moderately priced New York restaurants connected to the Schrafft's food and candy business of Boston.
  • SEËSONAL * (Chefs: Wolfgang Ban & Eduard Frauneder).
  • SEO Bib
  • Serendipity 3, 225 East 60th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York City, NY 10022.
  • Serendipity 3 - "Since 1954, its menu of outrageous desserts and fun food, served in a Manhattan townhouse amid exuberant Victorian decorations, has charmed children and their parents, not to mention celebrities from Andy Warhol to Beyonce." In November 2007, Serendipity unveiled a $1,000 dessert called the The Golden Opulence Sundae, which Guinness World Records declared the world's most expensive dessert; in May 2012 for serving the world’s most expensive hamburger, the $295 Le Burger Extravagant and in June 2015 for serving the world’s most expensive grilled cheese sandwich for $214.
  • SHALEZEH *
  • Shanley's - (1890-1925). Were elegant Manhattan eateries. Shanley's "uptown" spot became a rendezvous for stage and political celebrities.John and Ethyl Barrymore, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Houdini, David Belasco, Richard Mansfield, "Diamond Jim" Brady and Lillian Russell might be seen at adjacent tables. When Adolph Ochs built the Times Tower on Longacre Square (later Times Square) in 1904, Shanley's became the social headquarters for his editorial and executive staff.
  • Sherry's - (1890-1919). At 5th Ave at the corner of 37th street. One of the most famous culinary landmarks in New York until the advent of prohibition.
  • SHO SHAUN HERGATT **
  • Shun Lee, 43 W 65th St., New York City, NY 10023.
  • SHUN LEE - haute Chinese cuisine and Lincoln Center standby.
  • SHUN LEE Palace - upscale Chinese restaurant located in busy Midtown East Manhattan specializing in serving trendy and eclectic cuisine for over 40 years.
  • Sign of the Dove - (1962-1998). A " shamelessly high-end" Upper East Side restaurant known as both a destination for socialites and the most romantic date spot in town. In September 1965 it was the site of a party Jacqueline Kennedy threw for the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, an occasion reported on by Time magazine as one of her first public forays after her husband’s assassination nearly two years earlier.
  • SIP SAK Bib. The Best Turkish Food in New York.
  • SMITH & WOLLENSKY - "The Quintessential New York City Steakhouse."
  • SNACK Bib
  • SOBA-YA Bib
  • Soto.
  • SOTO ** (Chef: Sotohiro Kosugi).
  • Sparks Steak House, 210 E 46th St, New York City, NY 10017.
  • Sparks Steak House - opened in 1966. Located at 210 East 46th Street (between Second Avenue and Third Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan. Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano and underboss Thomas Bilotti were gunned down near its entrance in 1985. The hit was given under the orders of John Gotti.
  • SPICE MARKET SDA
  • SPOTTED PIG *
  • SUPPER Bib
  • SURYA Bib
  • SUSHI AZABU *. At TriBeCa.
  • SUSHI OF GARI *
  • SZECHUAN GOURMET Bib
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • TACO TACO Bib
  • TAMARIND TRIBECA *. At TriBeCa.
  • Tapas CafÉ - 408 Broome Street. Aka The King of Tapas.
  • Tavern on the Green, 67th Street & Central Park West, New York, NY 10023.
  • TAVERN ON THE GREEN - since 1934. American cuisine restaurant located in Central Park in Manhattan. The restaurant in 2007 had gross revenues of US$38 million, from more than 500,000 visitors, making it the second-highest-grossing independent restaurant in the United States (behind The Venetian's Tao restaurant in Las Vegas, at US$67 million).
  • THE BOATHOUSE - Central Park
  • The Brass Rail, 745 Seventh Avenue (at 49th Street).
  • The Brass Rail - NOW CLOSED. 745 Seventh Avenue (at 49th Street). This Times Square establishment was one of those places reminding the visitor somewhat of a cafeteria, without at all being one. Good, and moderate prices.
  • THE BRESLIN *
  • The Clocktower - at the New York Edition Hotel, 5 Madison Avenue (at 24th Street).
  • Lee Radziwill and Truman Capote outside the Colony, 1968.
  • THE COLONY - (1920-1971). Madison Avenue / 30 East 61st Street.
  • THE COPENHAGEN - "An Authentic Danish Culinary Experience in NYC." 13 Laight St.
  • THE DARBY (Chef: Alex Guarnaschelli).
  • THE FORUM OF THE TWELVE CAESARS - (Mad Men [2010], season 4, episode 7: "The Suitcase").
  • The Four Seasons.
  • THE FOUR SEASONS - opened in 1959 at the Seagram Building. Known as much for its clientele as its food, with its Midtown location in the Seagram Building making it convenient for power lunches.
  • THE HARRISON SDA
  • THE LITTLE OWL - burgers served by Hamburger-virtuoso Pat La Frieda. Burger-lovers Mekka.
  • THE MODERN * (Chef: Gabriel Krether).
  • THE MONKEY BAR - established 1936.
  • THE OAK ROOM - New York's fabled landmark, is now open in The Plaza Hotel, reinstating the New York icon as the most romantic meeting spot in New York City.
  • The Polo Bar, 1 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022.
  • THE POLO BAR - 1 East 55th Street. "Visit The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren for classic American cuisine and specialty cocktails inspired by Ralph Lauren's favorites in a refined, yet casual setting."
  • THE RED CAT SDA
  • The River Café, One Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393.
  • THE RIVER CAFÉ
  • THE RUSSIAN TEA ROOM
  • THE SPOTTED PIG *
  • THE WAYFARER - "American Seafood Grill." At the Quin hotel, located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue.
  • Top of the Tower Restaurant, Beekman Tower, 3 Mitchell Place New York, NY 10017.
  • Top of the Tower Restaurant - at the Beekman Tower Hotel.
  • TORI SHIN *. Japanese cuisine, sushi.
  • Trader Vic's - (1965-1989). Legendary Polynesian restaurant in the Plaza Hotel.
  • TRIBECA GRILL WS (Executive chef: Kamal Rose). At TriBeCa.
  • TULSI * (Executive chef: Hemant Mathur).
  • TURKISH KITCHEN Bib
  • TØRST * 615 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Umbertos Clam House, 132 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10013-0481.
  • Umbertos Clam House - "The Heart of Little Italy." Italian seafood restaurant located at 132 Mulberry Street (at Broome Street) in Little Italy in Manhattan (New York City). Two months after opening, on April 7, 1972, New York gangster 'Crazy Joe' Gallo was shot and killed at the eatery, where his party of family and friends) had stopped for an early morning snack after celebrating his 43rd birthday at the Copacabana.
  • Uva Wine Bar.
  • UVA WINE BAR Bib
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Veritas.
  • VERITAS * (Chef: Sam Hazen). Contemporary American cuisine.
  • VERSAILLES - 151 East 50th Street. (CLOSED). One of Aristotle Onassis's favorite New York restaurants. Now IBIS.
  • VIA DEI MILLE
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • WALLSÉ *
  • WD-50 * (Chef: Wylie Dufresne).
  • Wolfgang's Steakhouse.
  • WOLFGANG'S STEAKHOUSE
  • WOO LAE OAK - Korean restaurant.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • ZARELA Bib
  • Zoma.
  • ZOMA Bib. "The Essence of Abyssinia."
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