A WEALTH OF FINE DINING OPPORTUNITIES

New York offers an impressive range of international cuisines, ranging from the hearty to the rarefied.

A TOAST TO NEW YORK’S FINEST

Late nights have never been more exciting at the city’s iconic bars.

Eating out in New York is a gourmet’s pleasure. Filled to the brim with Michelin-starred restaurants, the city serves up a plate full cuisine, ranging from the hearty to the rarefied. The diversity and history of New York is also reflected in its palate.

DINING RECOMMENDATIONS

Sakagura

A pioneer in bringing sake culture to New York, Sakagura is one of the top sake bars in the United States. As much an authentic eatery as a bar, diners are enticed not only by the 200 kinds of carefully selected sakes, but also by the innovative tapas-style Japanese dishes on offer, as well as homemade desserts. With its big reputation but obscure location, this is a true hidden gem that transports guests straight to Tokyo from the streets of New York.

RESTAURANTS

wd~50

A Michelin-rated molecular gastronomy restaurant on the Lower East Side, wd~50 has been widely praised for its culinary vision and novel use of ingredients, as well as its warm and cozy interiors, designed by Dewey Dufresne and Louis Mueller. With multi-course menus on offer as well a fine wine selection, this gem of a restaurant offers the best in cutting-edge cuisine.

Root & Bone

Offering a down-home experience in the heart of the East Village’s Alphabet City with its flavorful menu of southern specialties, including their much-hyped fried chicken.

RedFarm

This farm-style Chinese restaurant puts a modern spin on classic dishes and dim sum, to tantalizing effect. Unlike other traditional Chinese restaurants on the scene, the emphasis is on fusion and modernization—the food is a welcome synthesis between East and West, and the interiors are bright, open and airy.

Momofuku

An umbrella of several restaurants serving modern Asian delicacies, including Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssäm Bar, the chain is guided by chef David Chang’s vision in updating Korean cuisine. From the casual to the casually elegant, the group has redefined the concept of “fast food” for a hip generation, offering not only Asian staples such as pork ramen, but also Korean “burritos” and their very own pork buns.

Dirty French

Located within the Ludlow Hotel in the Lower East Side, Dirty French recreates (with a twist) classic French bistro dishes using modern culinary techniques and bold flavors from regions heavily influenced by French culture, like New Orleans and Morocco. 

ABC Kitchen

A keen advocate of the farm-to-table movement, Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten delivers a flavorful menu that is high on sustainability, eco-responsibility and local organic produce. The food is hearty and wholesome, and reminiscent of childhood meals cooked with love, but with the best available ingredients.

BARS

Monkey Bar

Famed for its lively murals of Jazz Age and 60s icons, the Monkey Bar is one of the most elegant and established bars and eateries in New York. Evoking an easy old-world charm, it offers delicacies, drinks and desserts, all equally scrumptious. Champagne dinner has never sounded so exciting.

Milk & Honey

A hidden speakeasy in the Flatiron District, this is a must for those looking for the New York beneath the gloss and landmarks. With a cocktail list that utilizes only the best ingredients–including hand-squeezed juices and hand-cut ice wedges - the experience is enlivened by heady music and an array of snacks and platters.

Booker & Dax

Part of the Momofuku restaurant group, Booker & Dax is a hip and happening bar committed to making good, strong drinks. In the spirit of innovation, they employ new techniques and technologies in rethinking traditional cocktails, coming up with drinks which are as surprising as they are delicious.

Pegu Club

An atmospheric lounge in Soho that takes its cue from bygone days, this is a place where classic cocktail culture is kept alive. Skilled mixologists offer up a selection of New York’s finest, including its Famed Earl Gray martini, while patrons relax and unwind in comfort. Perfect for a pre-dinner drink or a quiet, conversational tipple.

Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at The Met

Commanding panoramic views of Manhattan, the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at the Met serves a variety of cocktails and light snacks in an informal, outdoor setting. It is a great way to combine an afternoon of exquisite art with a pre-dinner drink.

Please note that the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar is typically open May through late fall, weather permitting.