Recommended by : Marcus Samuelsson (Chef/Owner, Red Rooster), Eric Ripert (Chef/Owner, Le Bernardin), Hanako Maeda (Fashion Designer), Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Chef & Restaurateur), David Burtka (Actor), Mel B (Performer), Becca Parrish (Founder, BeccaPR)

Cuisine:Japanese/Sushi. Price: $$$$. Location: .

This refined (and quite pricey) sushi spot in the Time Warner Center from Masa Takayam, according to our sources, is well worth the splurge. There’s a $450 omakase and reservations can only be made the first week of each month.

“I love to have some amazing sushi at a place like Masa.” – Marcus Samuelsson (Chef/Owner, Red Rooster)

“I love what Masa does.” – Eric Ripert (Chef/Owner, Le Bernadin)