New York Restaurants

New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world for dining! With over 20,000 restaurants on Manhattan Island to choose from, and whatever your taste, culture, style, or budget, we have a place to recommend to you.

What we love about eating in New York is the sheer variety of options. Every culture and cuisine of the world is represented from tabuleh to tappas, great steakhouses to cozy Irish pubs, and high tea to BBQ joints. But such variety can be overwhelming to those who don't know the city as we do. We specialize in understanding the diverse needs of all our clients and making recommendations to suit each group or individual.

Below are some of our top recommendations for New York City dining - and what's more, we'll help you get a great table there! All you have to do is call us at 212-302-4019 or e-mail info@newyorkguest.com for guaranteed, hassle-free reservations and preferred seating.

New York Guest's Restaurant Recommendations

AJ Maxwell's Steakhouse

Why We Love It: This classic steakhouse puts a fresh spin on the dishes we all know and love, and their accommodating service guarantees a memorable dining experience! Read our review.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $50+

Alfredo of Rome

Why We Love It: Alfredo of Rome is the New York location of the classic Roman restaurant where Fettucine Alfredo was first prepared in 1914. Talk about authentic! Read our review.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50

Appetito

Why We Love It: Appetito has been satisfying New York City's cravings for traditional Itailian cuisine for more than two decades. Their experience shows, as does their Italian hospitality.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $15-30


Arno Ristorante

Why We Love It: Conveniently located between Madison Square Garden and the theaters of Times Square, this Italian eatery focuses on specialties from the Northern part of Italy.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50

Atlantic Grill

Why We Love It: It's a favorite of the Upper East Side crowd - and those folks are picky! The space is warm and inviting and the Raw Bar menu rotates daily.

Neighborhood: Upper East Side - Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $31-50

B. Smith's

Why We Love It: One of our favorite pre-theater spots. Conveniently located near many of the theaters in Times Square, it boasts delicious comfort food from a variety of American cuisines.

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50


Battery Gardens

Why We Love It: Simple but delicious reasonably-priced American fare with views of the Statue of Liberty? Sign us up! Also, you can't go wrong with these wood-grilled pizzas.

Neighborhood: Financial District - Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50

Ben and Jack's

Why We Love It: The owners and the chef used to work at Peter Luger's steakhouse, and they've brought all their tricks with them. Need we say more?

Neighborhood: Flatiron - Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $50+

Blue Fin

Why We Love It: Enormous, sleek, & spectacular, with excellent fresh seafood. Blue Fin is a definite stand-out in the Times Square dining scene, and conveniently located near all of the major theaters.

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50

Bond 45

Why We Love It: Extensive Italian offerings right in the heart of Timrs Square - what's not to like? And the landmark location makes you feel like you've stepped back in time! Read our review.

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $31-50

Brooklyn Diner

Why We Love It: Bringing Brooklyn's diversity to Manhattan! Here you'll find an array of dishes from Jewish, Italian and Irish traditions. The dessert menu is particularly outstanding.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $15-30

Cafe Fiorello

Why We Love It: Featuring a selection of Italian favorites, including a swpraling bar filled with more than 50 varieties of antipasti - a feast for the eyes, as well as the stomach.

Neighborhood: Upper West Side - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $15-30

Casa Nonna

Why We Love It: This warm,welcoming, spacious spot does not shy away from the bold, authentic flavors of traditional Italian cuisine - and it's fantastic for groups.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $15-30

Ed's Chowder House

Why We Love It: A favorite of ours for brunch, and conveniently located near Lincoln Center, Museum Mile & Central Park. Who could say no to upscale "sea shack cuisine"? Read our review.

Neighborhood: Upper West Side- Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50

Frankie & Johnnie's

Why We Love It: Warm & inviting, this steakouse is located in the former townhouse of John Barrymore. Their special blend of spices gives the steak an extra kick that puts it over the top.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Dressy- Average per Person: $31-50

i Trulli

Why We Love It: Eating here, you might think you're visiting your Italian grandmother in Puglia - even if you don't have one! Enjoy the fireplace in the winter, the garden in the summer, and the unforgettable hospitality all year round.

Neighborhood: Flatiron - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $31-50

Isabella's

Why We Love It: Isabella's is an Upper West Side institution, known for their inventive interpretations of Mediterranean dishes along with great service and reasonable prices.

Neighborhood: Upper West Side - Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $31-50


Jack's

Why We Love It: Centrally located but not overrun with tourists, Jack's is a great choice for families to grab a hearty, satisfying meal. Read our review.

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $15-30

Kellari Taverna

Why We Love It: Traditional Greek food in an elegant setting in the heart of mid-town Manhattan: three things we love, rolled into one restaurant. And 24 different wines available by the glass - opa!

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Greek
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $31-50

La Masseria

Why We Love It: The Executive Chef grew up on a farm in Puglia and in doing so, learned to experiment with the local ingredients. At La Masseria now we can all enjoy the results of his delicious experiments.

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $31-50


La Villette

Why We Love It: Classic Provencal cuisine from a classically-trained chef in the heart of the West Village. If you have a passion for quality ingredients cooked to simple perfection, you need to visit La Villette. Read our review

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village - Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $31-50

Megu

Why We Love It: Outstanding sushi & sashimi, delicately-cooked Kobe beef, and 50 Sakes by the glass. Do you need more reasons to go to Megu?.

Neighborhood: TriBeCa & Midtown East - Cuisine: Japanese
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $50+


Millesime

Why We Love It: Located in the elegantly-appointed Carlton hotel, Millesime offers traditional French dishes that will make you think you're dining in a Parisian bistro. Plus, they have live music four nights a week! Read our review.

Neighborhood: Flatiron - Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $31-50

Ocean Grill

Why We Love It: When you're at the Natural History Museum and not in the mood for dinosaur-shaped fries, you can just hop across the street and choose from a wide variety of fresh, delicious and simply-prepared seafood. Yum!

Neighborhood: Upper West Side - Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual -
Average per Person: $31-50

Primehouse

Why We Love It: USDA prime beef gets aged on premises in a custom-built Himalayan rock salt-tiled aging room. How cool is that? Combine it with a rotating cocktail list featuring seasonal ingredients and you've got yourself a winner.

Neighborhood: Murray Hill - Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $50+

Redeye Grill

Why We Love It: Floor-to-ceiling columns are painted with New York scenes, giving you plenty to look at as you enjoy delicious California cuisine, featuring plenty of fresh seafood. Great spot for groups!

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $31-50


Ruby Foo's

Why We Love It: This Pan-Asian menu has something for everyone, including a great selection especially for kids. The sushi chefs put on a show, competing admirably with the bright lights of Broadway twinkling outside.

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: Asian
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $31-50

St. Andrew's

Why We Love It: Perfect for pre- or post-theater dining, business lunches or social gatherings, St. Andrew's is as versatile as it is delicious. Sample traditional Scottish dishes paired with a variety of beers or, of course, scotch. Also: the bartenders wear kilts!

Neighborhood: Theater District - Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $15-30

Re Sette

Why We Love It: A dinner at Re Sette is bound to make you feel like royalty, with regally-design décor, ornate tapestry-covered chairs, dimly-lit candelabras, and an extensive selection of grappa. Highly recommended for celebrations and romantic outings.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual- Average per Person: $50+

Tanuki Tavern

Why We Love It: Choose from snacks, small plates, sushi, noodles, and hibachi selections as you bask in the relaxed and convivial spirit of Tanuki, in the heart of the trendy Meatpacking District.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Japanese
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $15-30

Trattoria Dell'Arte

Why We Love It: Trattoria Dell'Arte is home to the largest antipasto bar in New York, offering a selection that is sure to have something for everyone. Alongside it, you can enjoy northern Italian dishes such as veal scallopine picatta, thin-crust marghertia pizza, and lobster & seafood risotto.

Neighborhood: Midtown West- Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Dressy - Average per Person: $31-50

Uncle Jack's

Why We Love It: At Uncle Jack's, the motto is "Customer is King," and you'll feel like a King when you dine here on their signature 21-day dry-aged prime meat, Kobe beef, Australian lobster tails, and a truly mouth-watering selection of wines.

Neighborhood: Midtown West - Cuisine: Steakhouse
Dress Code: Dressy- Average per Person: $50+

Wildwood BBQ

Why We Love It: With authentic BBQ dishes inspired by the best smoke shacks in the US complemented by the Pit Master's own secret seasonings, and washed down with a wide selection of wine, beer or bourbon, you're pretty much guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face.

Neighborhood: Flatiron - Cuisine: BBQ
Dress Code: Casual - Average per Person: $15-30