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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?


Del Posto

Recommended by: Michael Chiarello (Chef/Owner, Bottega), Sarabeth Levine (Chef/Owner, Sarabeth’s), Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Amirah Kassem (Baker/Owner, Flour Shop), Vinny Dotolo (Co-Chef/Co-Owner, Son of a Gun), Johnny Iuzzini (Pastry Chef)

The sprawling atmosphere of Del Posto reminds us of a modern day ballroom – when you walk up (or down) the escalating staircase that runs through the center of the restaurant, you feel as though someone should be announcing you. To top it off, this gem from restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich gives customers [...]



Recommended by: Andrew Steinthal (Co-Founder, Infatuation), Malin Akerman (Actress)

Enjoying a refreshing, Italian meal inside a glass box underneath the High Line is not something you can do everyday, which makes Santina a stand-out restaurant. It’s memorable interior is paired with equally memorable Mediterranean-themed salads, a variety of mix-and-match small plates, pastas and an abundance of seafood. The cecina is a dish that’s unique to Santina, and is essentially a [...]


Soho House

Recommended by: Mark Birnbaum (EMM Group), Janie Bryant (Costume Designer, Mad Men), Rebecca Minkoff (Fashion Designer), Alfred Portale (Chef/Co-Owner, Gotham Bar & Grill), Sean Rad (Co-Founder, Tinder), Colman Domingo (Actor)

The Soho House is an international refuge for tastemakers in every creative industry. Founded in London, this private members’ club now spans the globe in cities spanning from Berlin, to Toronto, to Los Angeles, to right here in New York’s Meatpacking district. If you’re trying to find the next “upcoming” city, it’s probably where a [...]


The Standard Grill & Biergarten

Recommended by: Rob McIntosh (The Dapper Dude)

The Standard Grill, one of our Meatpacking District favorites, boasts a lively and intimate scene with a killer Roast Chicken for two. It’s adjacent bar – the Biergarten – is a welcome wing of The Standard Hotel – is where ex-frat guys go once they feel they’ve matured past gritty sports bars, and where ex-college girls [...]



Recommended by: Lauren Cohan (Actress)

Danny Meyer’s latest project, Untitled at The Whitney Museum, is the perfect addition to the Meatpacking District. A minimal, beautifully designed, open restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows just below The Highline, it’s a restaurant favored by museum visitors and New York City locals. With a delicious menu from the chef at Gramercy Tavern, it’s now a New York City [...]