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Many travel here just to sample the wide variety of food offered by NYC restaurants. Whether you are on a weekend getaway, or a tourist who has traveled from afar, New York City cuisine ranges from cheap vacation deals, like BBQ, to some of the best gourmet restaurants.

Where to Dine for Christmas in NYC 2018
12/05) - Where to Dine for Christmas in NYC 2018. During the holidays, many of the city's top restaurants feature special menus. It's not just December 25th, either; some establishments offer Christmas Eve dinner or a tradition like the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Some of our favorite Christmas dining destinations in NYC follow. (read the story...)
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Heartland Brewery and Rotisserie Empire State Building Photos Heartland Brewery and Rotisserie Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave. (34th St.)
New York City’s most famous landmark, the Empire State Building, now houses New York’s number one brewery, a two-story 450-seat Heartland equipped with two large bars and four giant flat-screen TV’s.

Heartland Brewery Midtown West Photos Heartland Brewery Midtown West
625 Eighth Ave. (41st St.)
Conveniently located in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the Midtown West location features a welcoming mahogany bar, spacious dining room, and Founder Jon Bloostein’s personal collection of “breweriana” on the walls.

Angus Club Steakhouse Photos Angus Club Steakhouse
135 E. 55th St. (btw. Lexington & Third Aves.)
This classic American steakhouse with a touch of luxury offers a selection of USDA Prime Black Angus beefsteak, all dry-aged on-site for 30-35 days, plus seafood specialties.

Guy's American Kitchen and Bar Photos Guy's American Kitchen and Bar
220 W. 44th St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.)
Guy's American Kitchen & Bar is a dynamic restaurant introduced by Guy Fieri. From the crave-worthy menu featuring Guy's signature bold flavors and creative spins on American dishes, to its buzzing bar scene, Guy's Times Square restaurant promises a truly memorable dining experience.

Fogo de Chão Photos Fogo de Chão
40 W. 53rd St.
Fogo de Chão's first churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) in New York City serves the delicious preparations of gaucho chefs along with a gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and an award-winning wine list.

Darbar Grill Photos Darbar Grill
157 E. 55th St.
Enjoy fine Indian dining in an elegant setting. Darbar Grill is a superb choice for Indian food with great ambience and service.

HB Burger Photos HB Burger
127 W. 43rd St.
The newest member to the Heartland Brewery family, HB Burger, is not your average burger joint. With wrought iron and amber lighting, two bars and spacious seating, this restaurant serves up nine specialty burgers and great salads, accompanied by a tasty assortment of "Must Frys" from tater tots to tempura.

Sen Sakana Photos Sen Sakana
28 W. 44th St. (btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.)
Enjoy what The New Yorker calls “Intercultural Bliss” of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine at Sen Sakana, NYC’s first authentic Nikkei restaurant. Dishes range from elegantly crafted sushi and chirashi to ceviche and empanadas. The expansive layout features a bar area, main dining room, elevated sushi bar, and private dining room for lunch and dinner events. Pre-theater menu available.

Zavo Photos Zavo
1011 Third Ave. (btw. 60th & 61st Sts.)
One-of-a-kind elegant fine dining, drinks, and extravagant live entertainment at one of NYC’s very best restaurants.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse New York Photos Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse New York
1221 Ave. of the Americas (entrance at 49th St.)
A sophisticated, elegant steakhouse with generous portions of prime steaks, cold-water lobster tails, and other tempting specialties.

Darbar Photos Darbar
152 E. 46th St.
Reviewers and patrons consistently give high marks to this cozy, bi-level Indian restaurant and lounge located on the East Side

An’nam Photos An’nam
234 W. 48th St.
An’nam serves up delicious Japanese and Vietnamese favorites for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Brazil Brazil Photos Brazil Brazil
328 W. 46th St.
Color and great music steps away from Broadway shows and Times Square.

Masseria dei Vini Photos Masseria dei Vini
887 Ninth Ave. (btw. 57th & 58th Sts.)
Masseria dei Vini (Masseria of Wines) is brought to you from the La Masseria team, bringing gourmet Neapolitan style pizza from a Ferrara wood-burning oven and a terrific wine program to match.

Caffe Palermo Photos Caffe Palermo
148 Mulberry St. (Grand St.)
Since 1973, a must stop in Little Italy! Home of New York’s Award-Winning Cannoli!

Benjamin Steakhouse Prime Photos Benjamin Steakhouse Prime
23 E. 40th St.
Benjamin Steakhouse Prime combines modern elegance with traditional steakhouse classics, while showcasing signature standouts from highly regarded sister property Benjamin Steakhouse.

Grotta Azzurra Photos Grotta Azzurra
177 Mulberry St. (at Broome St.)
Since 1908, favorite of Enrico Caruso & many celebs. Pizzas, pastas, steaks, seafood, salads…something for everyone. Famous for lobster Fra Diavolo: whole lobster served over linguine with clams/mussels in spicy red sauce.

Flatiron Hall Photos Flatiron Hall
38 W. 26th St. (btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.)
Restaurant and beer hall in the heart of New York City's historic Flatiron District.

Nino's 46 Photos Nino's 46
39 W. 46th St.
Family owned since 1982, this midtown favorite serves traditional Italian favorites with a contemporary twist.

Ding Chinese Restaurant Photos Ding Chinese Restaurant
234 W. 48th St.
The Theatre District’s go-to for a wide array of authentic and delicious Chinese cuisine at very reasonable prices.

Houston Hall Photos Houston Hall
222 W. Houston St. (btw. Varick St. & Sixth Ave.)
Spacious beer garden in the West Village.

Benares Photos Benares
240 West 56th Street (between 8th and Broadway)
Drawing upon an all star roster of acclaimed Indian restaurants in Manhattan, Benares is the culmination of decades of experience. Restaurateur Inder Singh, a former partner of Devi and Baluchi, partners with acclaimed chef Peter Beck, celebrated for his creative interpretation of his native cuisine at the helm of the Tamarind empire. “I’m pleased to collaborate with Chef Beck. I respect his culinary expertise and am confident that with our combined knowledge of kitchen and restaurant operations, Benares will be a celebration of the foods we cherish” notes Singh. Named for a city in northern India, the restaurant centers on the lush spices and abundant diversity of Indian cuisine. The dining room evokes a warm yet streamlined ambiance with mustard banquettes and dark brown wooden tables. Seating for up to 89 diners ensures a spacious environment while small groups of 10-12 can reserve a private dining room for a more intimate experience. Banarsi saris are highly sought after in the Indian community for their opulent embroidery. The walls are lined with framed banarsi saries. The menu is a medley of Indian dishes with an emphasis on the cuisine of the Western state of UP (Utter Pradesh) where the city of Benares is located.

Blue Seafood Bar Photos Blue Seafood Bar
856 Ninth Ave. (btw. 55th-56th Sts.)
Fine Mediterranean seafood and tapas, craft beers, cocktails, and boutique pan-Mediterranean wines in a beautiful intimate setting.

Carma Asian Tapas Photos Carma Asian Tapas
38 Carmine St. (btw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.)
A hidden gem in the heart of the West Village. Rated No. 1 Best Soup Dumpling in the City by SinoVision.

IL Cortile Photos IL Cortile
125 Mulberry St. (btw. Canal & Hester Sts.)
One of the largest and leading Little Italy Northern Italian institutions since 1975. Dine in the stunning back garden atrium which is like no other in the city. Their extensive a la carte menu is sure to appeal to even the pickiest of palates, as well as a wide variety of prix fixe menus for group gatherings in one of their numerous private dining rooms.

Blu on Park Photos Blu on Park
116 E. 60th St. (btw. Park & Lexington Aves.)
Top-rated steakhouse on the Upper East Side.

Umberto's Clam House Photos Umberto's Clam House
132 Mulberry St. (btw. Hester & Grand Sts.)
Famous since 1972. Actors, sports figures, politicians, musicians, and other celebs all flock here. Legendary “Hot, Medium & Mild Sauce” simmered to perfection for hours. Exciting dishes like linguine with white clam sauce and seafood Marechiaro. Renowned raw bar. Open seven days lunch/dinner. Try their famous cocktails, sangria, or wine by the glass.

Lunella Ristorante Photos Lunella Ristorante
173 Mulberry St. (btw. Grand & Broome Sts.)
Family owned and operated by a charming Italian immigrant family that has owned various restaurants in Little Italy for generations. One of the best finds in the neighborhood! Wait ’til you taste their delicious homemade pastas, fresh seafood, veal, poultry, soups, and salads on an extensive menu. Casual, charming setting features a smart wine list and a full bar. Lunch/dinner until late (except Tuesdays).

Opry City Stage Photos Opry City Stage
1604 Broadway (btw. 48th & 49th Sts.)
Opry City Stage is New York’s home for country music and culture, with good food and good times rooted in the South and served up in Times Square. Throughout the venue’s four floors, guests enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, including a broad range of live country music played all day, never-before-seen artifacts from the Opry Archives, and more.

Dianne & Elisabeth Photos Dianne & Elisabeth
644 Tenth Ave.
Wine and cocktail bar in Midtown West. Named after the mothers of the owners, so you know it’s a labor of love. Fresh, farm-to-table approach at an affordable price.

Bill's Bar & Burger Photos Bill's Bar & Burger
16 W. 51st St.
Bill’s exploded onto NYC’s burger scene in ’09, becoming an instant hit with burger junkies and locals. Rockefeller Center location opened in ’10 with 400 seats, making it the biggest standalone burger joint in the country. Every burger, shake, and fry, in dozens of varieties and counting, is made fresh daily.

Empire Steak House Photos Empire Steak House
151 E. 50th St. (btw. Third & Lexington Aves.); 237 W. 54th St. (btw. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
Finest cuts of steaks, freshest seafood, a premium selection of 400+ wines, all in a beautiful surrounding with exceptional service. Two convenient locations in Midtown: East Side near Grand Central, West Side in the Theater District.

Hong Kong Station Photos Hong Kong Station
157 W. 47th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.)
Beautiful bamboo-decorated ambiance with excellent and reasonably priced Chinese cuisine in the heart of the Theatre District. The place to go before, during, or after theatre. Best dim sum in midtown. Lunch specials only $9.95! Serves lunch and dinner 7 days: soups, congee, seafood, noodle and rice favorites, casserole, vegetable, beef, pork, chicken, and duck.

Tuscany Steakhouse Photos Tuscany Steakhouse
117 W. 58th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.)
Italian steakhouse serving highest grade prime-aged beef, aged in-house, as well as Italian dishes like veal Milanese, chicken Parmesan, and seafood linguini.

Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant Photos Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant
30 W. 46 St. (btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.)
Classic Italian dishes like grilled calamari, pappardelle with ragu, linguini alla vongole, and vitello tre funghi. “Only the best if my name is on it”—Chazz Palminteri.

Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar Photos Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar
254 W. 72nd St. (btw. Broadway & West End Ave.)
Presenting a fresh alternative to the mundane, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar is an intimate, full-service restaurant, showcasing local and international talent. Performances run from R&B/soul to to jazz to Caribbean to traditional African rhythms.

SAAR Indian Bistro Photos SAAR Indian Bistro
241 W. 51st St. (btw. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
Modern Indian bistro in midtown Manhattan helmed by celebrated tandoor master chef Hemant Mathur and his wife, acclaimed pastry chef Surbhi Sahni.

David Burke Tavern Photos David Burke Tavern
135 E. 62nd St.
Modern American restaurant by award-winning celebrity chef David Burke. Stately townhouse on UES showcases Burke’s creative, contemporary approach to classic fare—often with showstopping presentations. Signature dishes highlight seafood, steakhouse staples, and beyond, including Livid Lobster Dumplings with spicy tomato, BBQ bison short ribs, and Burke’s famous “Clothesline” Candied Bacon. Himalayan salt brick-aged steaks utilize Burke’s patented dry-aging technique. Food matched by thoughtfully curated wine list, craft beers, and specialty cocktail program!

The Sound Bite Restaurant Photos The Sound Bite Restaurant
737 Ninth Ave. (btw. 49th & 50th Sts.)
A Cajun, Southern, Italian affair! Voted best wings in NY State. Most exciting LIVE jazz/blues in midtown!

Strip House Photos Strip House
15 West 44th Street
With locations in Midtown and the East Village, Strip House offers an old-world glamour steakhouse experience, complete with table-side carvings, decadent sides, an extensive wine list and its famous 24-layer chocolate cake. Winner of Wine Spectator's 2018 Best Award of Excellence.

La Rivista featuring Broadway Joe Steak Photos La Rivista featuring Broadway Joe Steak
313 W. 46th St.
Celebrity and sports hangout serving some of the best prime ribs of beef, steak, pasta, and seafood in town. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and late night dining.

Heartland Brewery and Chophouse Photos Heartland Brewery and Chophouse
127 W. 43rd St. (btw. Sixth and Seventh Aves.)
This handsome and roomy Times Square location offers Heartland's renowned handcrafted beers and a hearty steakhouse menu.

Katz's Delicatessen Photos Katz's Delicatessen
205 E. Houston St.
Delicious, oversized, hand-carved sandwiches on the Lower East Side

Patsy's Italian Restaurant Photos Patsy's Italian Restaurant
236 W. 56th St.
A family-run celebrity favorite since 1944 with highly rated authentic Neapolitan Italian dishes

Planet Hollywood Photos Planet Hollywood
1540 Broadway
For great food, famous memorabilia, awesome merchandise, and out-of-this-world events, there’s no place like the Planet. Thrill to the magic of Hollywood surrounded by the largest movie memorabilia collection in the world!

Tio Pepe Photos Tio Pepe
168 W. 4th St.
Open since 1970 in Greenwich Village, Tio Pepe combines two surprisingly dissimilar cuisines—Spanish and Mexican—and offers a lively bar scene, a sidewalk cafe, Latino music, and a main dining room with a skylit garden patio room, chandeliers, and stone and brick walls.

Villa Mosconi Photos Villa Mosconi
69 MacDougal St.
212-673-0390 or 212-674-0320
Great homemade pastas and fresh seafood in the heart of Greenwich Village

Monte's Photos Monte's
97 MacDougal St.
Classic Italian cuisine in Greenwich Village since 1918

Dave & Buster's Times Square Photos Dave & Buster's Times Square
234 W. 42nd St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.)
A world of entertainment where great food, signature drinks & one-of-a-kind fun can be found

Buenos Aires Photos Buenos Aires
513 E. 6th St.
Known for their uncompromising choice of the finest cuts of beef and the freshest vegetables-high quality food at reasonable prices in a charming, warm, cozy atmosphere.

Benjamin Steakhouse Photos Benjamin Steakhouse
52 E. 41st St.
From the beautifully marbled cuts of dry-aged beef to the impeccably refined Old World service and charm, Benjamin Steak House prides itself on a quality dining experience in an elegant midtown setting.

Ben & Jack's Steakhouse Photos Ben & Jack's Steakhouse
255 Fifth Ave.
Ben & Jack's serves exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, including the restaurant's signature Porterhouse for one, two, three or four, fresh seafood, mouthwatering side dishes, and exquisite desserts.

La Masseria Photos La Masseria
235 W. 48th St.
"A farmhouse in the middle of Manhattan" offering classic dishes from the Puglia region of Italy

Hard Rock Cafe Photos Hard Rock Cafe
1501 Broadway
Rock your senses with tantalizing food and drinks and an awe-inspiring rock memorabilia collection

PJ Bernstein Photos PJ Bernstein
1215 Third Ave. (btw. 70th & 71st Sts.)
Family-owned and -run since 1982, serving classic kosher-style deli cuisine including classics both old and new. Offering dine-in, carry-out, delivery, and catering for all occasions. Favorites include pastrami and corned beef piled high, hearty soups, and more.

The Sea Fire Grill Photos The Sea Fire Grill
158 E. 48th St. (btw. Lexington & Third Aves.)
Offering contemporary American seafood and an elegant-yet-classic experience.

Morton's The Steakhouse (5th Ave.) Photos Morton's The Steakhouse (5th Ave.)
551 Fifth Ave. (on 45th, btw. Fifth & Madison Aves.)
The ideal steakhouse for a memorable dinner (or just a classic power lunch).

Buca di Beppo Photos Buca di Beppo
1540 Broadway
Whether you're hosting a group event, celebrating a special occasion or planning a business dinner, you'll enjoy Buca's authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. 

Texas de Brazil Photos Texas de Brazil
1011 Third Ave. (at 60th St.)
Texas de Brazil features an extravagant 50-item gourmet salad area, sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all flame-grilled to perfection and served tableside.

Duet Restaurant Photos Duet Restaurant
37 Barrow St.
A European-inspired American brasserie with global influences

David Burke Kitchen Photos David Burke Kitchen
23 Grand St.
David Burke Kitchen brings creative, inventive culinary style to downtown New York.

Moscow 57
168 1/2 Delancey Street
Located on the Lower East Side, Moscow 57 is a “Russian Central Asian restaurant from a New Yorker’s perspective” that features live music every Wednesday through Sunday. Owner Ellen Kaye and the chef have put together a menu with emphasis on the Russian tradition of zakuski (small bites): laid out like a smorgasbord, it offers a sumptuous variety of pickled vegetables, fish, and salads and Russian classics, beef stroganoff, chicken kiev and pelmeni.

Señor Frog's NYC Photos Señor Frog's NYC
260 W. 42nd St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.)
Señor Frog's makes the leap into Times Square with more fun than should be legal. A two-story space boasts clothes and other souvenirs upstairs, and a massive dining room downstairs for cocktails, Mexican specialties, karaoke, contests, and much more.

The Federal Bar Photos The Federal Bar
367 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
This converted Brooklyn carriage house is home to inventive American food, cocktails, and a hyper-local beer list not available in any other Williamsburg restaurant.

Spirit Cruises Photos Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and the Hudson River
Spirit Cruises is New York City's most vibrant and entertaining dining vessel.

Bateaux New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers
Manhattan's premier all-glass, European-inspired dining cruise vessel.

Applebee's Photos Applebee's
234 W. 42nd St. (btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.) & other locations around NYC
Serving hearty All-American family fare since 1980.

Obicà Mozzarella Bar Photos Obicà Mozzarella Bar
590 Madison Ave. (56th St.) IBM Building Atrium
Top-rate coffees and other pick-me-ups in midtown.

Obicà Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina Photos Obicà Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina
928 Broadway (btw. 21st & 22nd Sts.)
Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a casual contemporary Italian restaurant.

Ed’s Chowder House Photos Ed’s Chowder House
44 W. 63rd St. (btw. Broadway and Columbus Ave.)
Ed’s Chowder House brings Montauk to Manhattan, serving up the best of East Coast seafood in an airy, casual space inside the historic Empire Hotel.

Zibetto Espresso Bar Photos Zibetto Espresso Bar
1221 Sixth Ave. (on 48th St.)
Entering a Zibetto Espresso Bar should feel like walking into any small café from Trieste to Milano.

Topaz Noodle Bar Photos Topaz Noodle Bar
129 W. 56th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.)
The scene at Thai favorite Topaz Noodle Bar is clean, sleek, and pristine, and you’ll find that in both the restaurant’s décor and in their dishes.