Welcome to New York City – a concrete jungle paradise with an endless variety of food available that’s differentiated by quality, type, style, and price range. There are enough restaurants in #NewYorkCity for one person to eat out every night for 54 years and never visit the same place twice – simply, incredible. Dining in Manhattan is and will always be an experience. Conveniently located near Central Park, Hotel Belleclaire places you in the most desirable locations so getting wherever you need to go is easy and delightful. We have gathered the top 10 fantastic dining options throughout NYC that will take your taste buds on an adventure. Next time you visit Manhattan, try one of these great restaurants; you only live once. Bon appétit!
Hotel Chandler, 12 East 31st Street, NYC; 212-995-8599 www.juninyc.com
From acclaimed Australian chef, Shaun Hergatt, Juni is a boutique restaurant located at the Flatiron District’s Hotel Chandler. In its simple elegance, the produce-focused restaurant, serves up to 50 seated guests in an intimate setting. The idea behind the cuisine is nature; to preserve the natural beauty and flavor on the plate. The name Juni is originated from the Latin word for “June”; known as the height of the growing season. Chef Hergatt’s fresh cuisine takes one on a journey of flavors through a seasonal menu; offering diners tasting menus of 4, 6, or 10 courses. Recognized by The Daily News, New York Times, Zagat, and Esquire, the restaurant with its innovative dishes, heightens the diners experience.
The Iroquois New York, 49 West 44th Street, NYC, www.iroquoisny.com/triomphe
A French restaurant located in Midtown’s Iroquois New York Hotel, Triomphe combines modern tranquility and authenticity near Times Square. Not only is Triomphe a locally beloved Midtown restaurant, it has drawn positive attention from the critically acclaimed, New York Times, New York Observer, and Crain’s New York Business, to name a few. While seated in an elegant environment, the beautifully, intricately detailed ceiling is awe-inspiring. Triomphe also has an intimate ambience, making it a perfect choice for pre-theatre dining. At the Triomphe restaurant, diners will discover and be seasonally inspired with touches of fresh, tasteful French flavors. By combining classic French techniques and showcasing fresh American ingredients, the restaurant celebrates each element of its cuisine. From a lobster, steak, red snapper filet to crème brulee trio, brownie and white chocolate mousse cake, are just to name a few of their dishes in the current Spring 2014 menu. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, the Chef crafts an enjoyable and an unforgettable experience just for you.
Tavern on the Green
West 67th Street and Central Park West; NYC tavernonthegreen.com
Built in 1870, the legendary Central Park staple, Tavern on the Green, has reopened on April 24th, 2014 after a two year restoration. Located near Hotel Belleclaire, on Central Park West at W 67th Street, The Tavern on the Green promises an extraordinary tasting menu, relying on high quality ingredients where the food is sourced from local vendors. Under a new control of a Philadelphia team, Jim Caiola and his partner, David Salama, promise to make food and New Yorkers their priority. “I want Upper West Siders to use it as their restaurant,” Caiola told the New York Daily News, creating a more “Old New York” design. Instead of the glitzy chandeliers and the white tablecloths, now, the space includes dark wood, exposed beams and a modern “New American” menu, created by chef Katy Sparks. Come and experience the new, Tavern 2.0, with its brunch and lunch menus opening in May 2014.
East 72nd Street and Park Drive North, NYC http://www.thecentralparkboathouse.com/lakeside.php
Another one of Central Park’s iconic restaurants, The Loeb Boathouse, is situated next to the park’s prettiest lake on East 72nd Street and Park Drive North. With the option of indoor or lakeside seating, the Boathouse Restaurant is an excellent choice for a relaxing evening. Named in honor of the Loeb family, the romantic Boathouse offers boat and bicycle rentals, Venetian gondola rides, and even an exquisite dining experience overlooking views of the Lake and the Park’s beauty. Boating on the Lake has been a popular summer activity from the Park’s earliest days. The restaurant is a well-known café and an event venue; where there is a formal dining room and a popular cafeteria that even has a welcoming fireplace during the winter.
384 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024 www.oceangrill.com
Located directly across from the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side, Ocean Grill has and continues to be a local favorite. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening or a celebration. The restaurant is composed of two dining spaces; where one resembles a luxury liner with round windows looking into the kitchen and the other a candle-lit lounge with a more intimate ambience. Indulge yourselves with fresh sushi, a menu of grilled fish, a crab cake blt, truffle parmesan fries, or a crab crusted Mahi Mahi. Ocean Grill allows their diners to create their own meal, provided with a daily list of their grilled fish and specialty sauces. Top off the evening with a delicious dessert; either vanilla bean crème brulee, banana split, chocolate and peanut butter dome, or sorbet.
700 W. 125th St at 12th 10027 https://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/
Situated in the West Harlem neighborhood in a two-story brick building next to the Hudson River, a nationally acclaimed blues venue, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, is famous for their selection of sauces. These sauces have won honors in Men’s Health Magazine, Eat Well Magazine, and according to Good Morning America, their BBQ was named number one. Originally opened in 1988 in downtown Syracuse, it specializes in authentic barbecue, using a wood-fueled barbecue pit.
Pier I Café
500 W 70th Street, New York, NY 10023 http://piericafe.com/
Looking for a dining treat along the Hudson River? Enjoy a casual menu, open air, scenic river views and dramatic sunsets in the newly constructed Riverside Park South. Whether you’re looking to start your day here by sipping a latte at the coffee bar or are interested in ending your night here by enjoying a glass of white sangria, this is a venue that should not be missed.
181 West 10th St NYC 10014 http://bobonyc.com/
Open for nightly dinner and brunch on weekends, BOBO serves classic French food, seasonal cocktails and sustainably produced wines from family-owned vineyards. While the menu is extensive, the first thing you’ll notice about BOBO is the cozy design both in the dining room and outdoor patio.
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Located in Manhattan’s very own Italian market, Eataly, La Birreria is a rooftop restaurant and brewery that offers high quality beer and food under the stars and skyline. The retractable roof and heaters keep this venue open in all seasons, but is a special treat during the spring!
The High Line
On the High Line at West 15th Street
A unique treat, come experience an outdoor food court that features a variety of artisan food vendors. Officially opening on April 19, 2014, The High Line is an experience that should not be missed. In 2013, vendors included Blue Bottle Coffee, Brooklyn Soda Works, Delaney Barbeque SmokeLine, La NewYorkina, L’Arte del Gelato, Melt Bakery, People’s Pops, The Taco Truck and Terroir at the Porch.