New York City has indisputably one of the most varied and diverse food scenes in the world. The Big Apple is such a mega multicultural melting pot that it is most likely impossible to find a global cuisine that is not represented. From Michelin Starred restaurants, to trendy places, to endless brunch spots and burger joints, you can get it all. So here is a list of the top 10 spots you should not miss out on, no matter what!
Dress to impress is the code at Buddakan. This immense Asian temple is the hit restaurant to go to for a sexy night out in Manhattan. It represents what New York City dining scene means at its finest. Everything has been thought of to blow your mind away, from the theatrical atmosphere to the flavoursome Asian fusion cuisine.
Keens Steakhouse is Manhattan’s most legendary steakhouse restaurant and one of the oldest in the United States. This NYC institution offers incredible USDA Prime-only steaks and mutton chops. But Keens also has a strong reputation for its single malt collection. The restaurant’s decor will throw you back in history and the food will positively hit all your senses and memory.
Marc Forgione is a stunning brick-walled restaurant that serves bold farm-to-table cuisine in candlelit, rustic chic atmosphere. It serves an inventive and refined menu, with elements of Italian, French and South East Asian notes. It is a perfect spot for special occasions.
Nobu is a Japanese-Peruvian powerhouse which is very well known worldwide. The Midtown branch is the first NYC location. It is very popular for its happening crowd and excellent food. You will love all classic dishes and new creations as long as you swallow the high price tag.
Minton’s Harlem is one of the most famous music venues in NYC. This is where bebop was born. In fact, Minton’s gives life to the meaning of Harlem and Afro-American culture with its jazz music and soul food. It is the perfect destination to celebrate a special occasion with live jazz and delicious comfort food. Do not miss out on the okra fries because they are out of this world.
Juliette is an authentic French cafe and the ultimate Sunday brunch destination in Brooklyn. Thanks to its good vibes, this beautiful oasis will offer you a vacation break while in The Big Apple. The menu serves a nice balance of traditional and modern breakfast options. Do not miss out on the croque monsieur, which is delicious.
This burger joint is so popular that it is the worst kept secret in town. However, if you did not know about it and want to impress your guests about New York City food scene, here’s what you gotta do: Head to Le Parker Meridien Hotel; Look for a neon sign at the end of the narrow hallway; Check what is behind the red velvet curtain… and you will find a palace making single or double hamburgers or cheeseburgers.
Chelsea Market is the former Nabisco factory, where the Oreo cookie was born! Today, it is a urban food court and prime destination for foodies who are looking for a variety of delicious and fine food options to choose from. With more than 30 shops and restaurants, Chelsea Market offers a true feel of the Big Apple.
Clinton Street Baking Co. is the ultimate brunch destination in Lower East Side. The reason behind it? Their famous blueberry pancakes with warm maple butter. But the cafe is also very well known for its fried chicken, fluffy biscuits and egg based dishes.
Opened in 1888, this is New York City’s oldest deli. Forget about hot dogs and other street food; all you need on the go is Katz’s legendary pastrami. This kosher style delicatessen restaurant knows how to play it with corned beef. Its pastrami sandwiches are considered amongst NYC’s best.
The feature picture is one of Marc Forgione Restaurant and has been taken from the restaurant’s website.