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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?


A Voce Madison

Recommended by: Amanda Freitag (Chef, Empire Diner)

Complemented by the warm, sleek, well-designed décor, A Voce’s menu presents rustic Italian cuisine with modern accents.  The restaurant devotes itself to seasonal and regional simplicity, celebrated in a sophisticated atmosphere. Make a Reservation.


ABC Cocina

Recommended by: Ariel Foxman (Editor-in-Chief, InStyle), Brad Goreski (Stylist), Erica Domesek (P.S. – I Made This), Isabella Boylston (Ballerina)

Jean-Georges’ second restaurant in ABC Carpet & Home, ABC Cocina, is inspired by Spanish and Latin flavors, and continues the ABC commitment to seasonal and fresh ingredients that promote healthy living and sustainability. With classics like Guacamole, Fish Tacos and Arroz Con Pollo, Jean-Georges again succeeds at combining beautiful design and local ingredients to create [...]


ABC Kitchen

Recommended by: Alfred Portale (Chef/Co-Owner, Gotham Bar & Grill), Kelly Rutherford (Actress), Gail Simmons (Judge, Top Chef), Rebecca Minkoff (Fashion Designer), Athena Calderone (Interior Designer), Alex Guarnaschelli (Chef, Iron Chef), Chelsea Leyland (International DJ), Hanako Maeda (Fashion Designer), Amirah Kassem (Baker/Owner, Flourshop), Eva Chen (Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Magazine), Ariel Foxman (Editor-in-Chief, InStyle), Brad Goreski (Stylist), Meghan Markle (Actress), Martha Stewart, Erica Domesek (P.S. – I Made This), Robert Bohr (Co-Owner/Sommelier, Charlie Bird), Marta Milans (Actress), Kim Kassel (Suite 1521), Lizzie Tisch (Suite 1521), Jennifer Fisher (Jewelry Designer) Anne Fulenwider (Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire), Jane Larkworthy (Beauty Director, W Magazine), Andrew Bevan (Style Features Director, Teen Vogue), Jenni Kayne (Fashion Designer), Rachelle Lefevre (Actress), Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure), Parker Posey (Actress), Ramya Giangola (Fashion Consultant), Elizabeth Cutler (Founder, SoulCycle), Tiffani Thiessen (Actress), Carla Gugino (Actress), Glenda Bailey (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar), Jennifer Morrison (Actress), Patina Miller (Actress), Chad King (A Great Big World), JJ Totah (Actor), David Harbour (Actor)

This organic, local concept from Jean-Georges is known for its seamless cuisine, and it’s prime locale in the ABC Carpet and Home space. The menu is constantly changing, the space is as amazingly curated as the home store, and the prices are high but well worth the splurge. Make a Reservation. “I love going to ABC [...]


Boqueria Flatiron

Recommended by: Melissa Fumero (Actress)

This Spanish tapas joint offers a lively, cozy experience. Although it seems like it would be strictly a tapas bar, the menu also boasts a wide variety of delicious mid-size to large plates. The helpful staff make the whole experience smooth and enjoyable. 


Brasserie Les Halles

Recommended by: Billy Farrell (BFA)

Specializing in French cuts of meat, this restaurant is for the meat-lovers out there. An in-house butcher dishes out some of the best classics around, most notably the steak au poivre and steak frites. Don’t forget to snag some of the award-winning French fries with your steak.


City Bakery

Recommended by: Julie Klausner (Writer, Actress), Dana Veraldi (Deer Dana), Tony Goldwyn (Actor), Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting), Parker Posey (Actress), Bo O’Connor (Chef/Owner, The Pomeroy)

If you’re in the Flatiron/Union Square area, there’s seriously not anywhere else you should be going for an on-the-go or sit-down lunch. Even though salad bars are sort of “going out,” City Bakery manages to execute them amazingly with an unbelievable, seasonal smattering of things to choose from. You just choose your size container and [...]



Recommended by: Rebecca Charles (Chef/Owner, Pearl Oyster Bar), Ted Allen (Host, Chopped), Jesse Schenker (Chef/Owner, Recette), Laura Benanti (Singer/Actress), Jennifer Morrison (Actress), Becca Parrish (Founder, BeccaPR), Gretchen Mol (Actress)

At Craft you get to do just that: Craft your own meal. Restaurateur Tom Colicchio is a stickler when it comes to fresh ingredients, and Craft is where he makes those ingredients shine. The simple protein at craft is the star of the dish, with basic sides making important appearances as well. There’s a genius [...]

Eataly, 200 5th Ave, Recommended by Ali Larter


Recommended by: Michael White (Chef/Owner, Altamarea Group), Jeff Lefcourt (Co-Owner, The Smith), Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (CEO, Gilt Groupe), Amirah Kassem (Baker/Owner, Flour Shop), Timon Balloo (Chef, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill), Meghan Markle (Actress), Mary Kate McGrath (Editor-in-Chief, PureWow), Fabio Viviani (Finalist, Top Chef), Daphne Oz (TV Personality), Giorgio Bulgari (Designer), Ali Larter (Actress), Lisa Oz (Personality), Zanna Robert Rassi (Editor, TV Personality)

The largest artisanal food and wine market in the world, Eataly is a beautiful spot in the heart of Flatiron brought to us by world-renowned restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. A must-see for anyone visiting New York, and a must-shop for anyone living in New York, Eataly is the kind of food mecca we [...]


Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop

Recommended by: Alex Guarnaschelli (Iron Chef)

A 1920’s luncheonette exists in the Flatiron area, and it’s pretty darn good. Fountain cokes, oversized rye and pastrami sandwiches, and the most perfect tuna melt – if all of this sounds good to you, then Einsenberg’s will surely be satisfying. The tiny space carries all of the charm of old New York, and features a massive [...]


Eleven Madison Park

Recommended by: Scott Conant (Judge, Chopped), George Mendes (Chef/Owner, Aldea), James Oseland (Editor-in-Chief, Saveur), Ray Isle (Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine), Ted Allen (Host, Chopped)

Now defined by its $195 per person tasting menu, Eleven Madison Park (the work of Swiss chef Daniel Humm) is fast becoming a global destination rather than just one for New Yorkers. Fun also for the bar scene, the aesthetic is sleek and grand, the cuisine is American Nouveau with French influences, and it’s widely [...]


Gramercy Tavern

Recommended by: Denise Porcaro (Owner, Flower Girl), Ted Allen (Host, Chopped), Salvatore Tafuri (Mixologist), Joe Campanale (Epicurean Management), Jim Nelson (Editor-in-Chief, GQ), Branden McRill (Co-Owner/General Manager, Pearl & Ash), Teague Moriarty (Chef/Co-Owner, Sons & Daughters), Jennifer Morrison (Actress), Becca Parrish (Founder, BeccaPR), Norbert Leo Butz (Actor)

An ode to the classic American Tavern, this restaurant is without a doubt an absolute New York favorite. Opened by Icons Danny Meyer and Tom Colicchio, Gramercy Tavern is everything a contemporary American restaurant should be. Make a Reservation. “As a restaurateur, I have a great admiration for Danny Meyer.” –Michael Chiarello (Chef/Owner, Bottega) “Any [...]


John Dory Oyster Bar

Recommended by: Jim Nelson (Editor-in-Chief, GQ), Rachelle Lefevre (Actress), Ilan Hall (Chef/Owner, The Gorbals), Garance Doré (Writer/Illustrator), Becca Parrish (Founder, BeccaPR), Bo O’Connor (Chef/Owner, The Pomeroy)

This spot from April Bloomfield in The Ace Hotel is the quintessential English seafood restaurant. Like all of Bloomfield’s restaurants, it’s a complete triumph and is the ultimate go-to for a nautical aesthetic and delicious seafood fare like scallops, oysters and crudo.


Juice Press Flatiron

Recommended by: Misha Nonoo (Fashion Designer), Christene Barberich (Editor-in-Chief, Refinery29), Adam Glassman (Creative Director, O Magazine), Rachel Antonoff (Fashion Designer), Karlie Kloss (Model), Robert Bohr (Co-Owner/Sommelier, Charlie Bird), Kaelen Haworth (Fashion Designer), Cynthia Rowley (Fashion Designer), Marta Milans (Actress), Chris Benz (Fashion Designer), Robert Lee Morris (Jewelry Designer), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Erin Heatherton (Model), Katherine Jenkins (Singer), Olivia Chantecaille (Creative Director, Chantecaille)

This juice and health food spot has definitely made converts out of us. With amazing fresh pressed juices, as well as unbelievable snacks and entrees like Raw Oatmeal, Kale Caesar Salad and the unbelievable Avocado Toast, Juice Press makes health nuts out of even the most die hard of foodies. “I am obsessed with ALL [...]


Little Beet Table

Recommended by: Danielle Walker (Against All Grain)

For the last two years, Little Beet Table has been serving customers exceptional dishes that are as healthy as they are flavorful. The innovative menu is the creation of Chef Franklin Becker, who after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, decided to start using simple ingredients and turning them into wholesome and healthy dishes.



Recommended by: Lela Rose (Fashion Designer)

Maysville exudes American Tavern with its plaid and jean-wearing waiters, smoky, Southern menu items, and extensive whiskey collection. Named after the birthplace of Bourbon, the bar holds more than 150 American whiskeys, as well as 80 whiskeys from around the globe. The kitchen delivers reinvented, Southern classics filled with delicious, nuanced flavors, and serves them in [...]


No. 7 Sub Chelsea

Recommended by: Jeremy Redleaf (Founder, Odd Job Nation)

This sandwich shop – with locations at The Ace Hotel, The Plaza Hotel and in Greenpoint – is definitely the way to produce lunchtime office envy. Specializing in out-of-control subs boasting unexpectedly delicious combinations, No. 7 is the perfect spot for a (somewhat heavy) lunch.