One can expect no less from the Big Apple than the very best in restaurant experiences. With a rich and varied history, the city is home to some of the most famous eateries on the planet. While some have earned their notoriety recently, there are many of these establishments that have been considered world class eateries for over a century.
Celebrated as the “Favorite Restaurant in the World”, the Four Seasons has been delivering the finest locally produced American cuisine to Manhattan for fifty years. The Four Seasons is split into two vast dining rooms and the legendary Grill Room. The celebrity clientele that favors this world class restaurant makes it a must see stop on any New York night out.
With over thirty years of serving the finest of French cuisine to New York’s high society, Le Cirque has recently moved to a new modern facility at One Beacon Court (151 East 58th Street). Still helmed by the Sirio Maccioni family, Le Cirque delivers high fashion and high art together with world class eating.
Sardi’s Restaurant is located deep in the Theatre District of the Big Apple. Featuring the finest in traditional Continental cuisine, Sardi’s offers both a restaurant for individual eating pleasure and a large private dining area for special and business events. Add to the excellent and tasteful food some of the finest entertainment to come through the New York area and you will see why this has been a must-see stop on Broadway for over eighty years.
Norma’s offers only one thing to hungry New Yorkers, the most exquisite breakfast foods they can produce. Frommer’s has stated that the ultramodern breakfast offerings at Norma’s are truly “decadent”.
For a hundred and twenty years Katz’s Delicatessen has justifiably maintained the reputation as New York’s best Jewish Deli. While the neighborhood is no longer exclusively Jewish, Katz’s Delicatessen has maintained the same style of food that keeps the proof of “There’s Nothing More New York Than Katz’s”.
While it began life as a sheepfold, the Tavern On The Green located across the street from Central Park was redesigned as a restaurant in 1934. For years it was the center of New York’s summer culture. After a multimillion-dollar renovation in the 1970’s The Tavern On The Green became one of the city’s most treasured landmarks. With an eclectic cuisine, there is something for everyone here.
The Carnegie Deli is still a favorite for out of town visitors to New York. Featuring oversized portions, the Carnegie strives to maintain an almost fairy tale charm for the tens of thousands of people who travel into the city to experience it.
For those who follow a vegetarian lifestyle, New York is home to many vegetarian and vegan restaurants and delis. Hangawi is quite possibly the most famous of them all. Based on traditional Korean cuisine, the staple foods of this healthy diet offer an wide selection of oriental eating delight. Add traditional tea ceremonies, zen music and a decor rich with ancient artifacts and you will understand why you will never miss the meat.