10 of the Flatiron District's Most Revered Restaurants You Have to Try



Just a few decades ago, you'd be hard pressed to find people wandering the Flatiron District in search of a satisfying meal. These days, that's all changed. Now, it'd be pretty impossible to swing a dead cat without hitting at least a handful of foodie approved dining destinations. 

On one hand, the Flatiron District's hotels have redefined acceptable fare for out-of-towners with jaw-dropping joints that even bring locals in off the streets. There are restaurants like The NoMad, a crazy chic, upscale new American joint that manages to bring the most boring item on any menu - chicken - into the spotlight with their over-the-top chicken for two. Or, how about infusing the area with some serious libations like April Bloomfield's done at The Ace Hotel with her gastropub, The Breslin

But if you're looking for something to wow the pants off that lucky someone, you'll find that here too in places like Eleven Madison Park. Continually ranked among the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park offers the ultimate experience in dining, with impeccable service and sublime food. 

So, while few in the past would have answered the question "where's dinner?" with the Flatiron District, we can happily say those days are behind us. 

Here are the ten best restaurants in the Flatiron District. 




The New York outpost of Seattle-born Beecher's Handmade Cheese does not disappoint. This large space, smashed onto the corner of Broadway and 20th Street in 2013 to the delight of cheese-loving New Yorkers the city over. Even more exciting was...  Read More


Birreria


On the top floor of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's epic Eataly, a mammoth food hall dedicated to high-end Italian products, Birreria couples sweeping views of the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings with killer cocina. This is a beer garden,...  Read More


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Supplied with the freshest ingredients from nearby Union Square Farmer's Market, this wonderful American bakery specializes in all of the good stuff: scrumptious scones, marvelous muffins and an array of buttery baked goods. The loft-like,...  Read More


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Burgers and custards and fries, oh my! Award-winning chef Danny Meyer created this homage to drive-throughs and burger joints in the southeast corner of the once-seedy Madison Square Park, and inadvertently started a citywide burger craze –...  Read More


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Grandeur is the word at this fine dining outpost on the border of Chelsea and the Flatiron District. The heavy-handled door and building exteriors are covered in hand-chiseled limestone, invoking both Delhi palaces and a really nice day spa. The...  Read More




A gastropub in the truest sense of the word, April Bloomfield's The Breslin sits next to the uber-cool Ace Hotel. Drawing crowds of Stumptown-loving hipsters, in-the-know out-of-towners, and just about anyone looking for a good meal, this joint...  Read More


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ABC Kitchen


Voted the best restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation, this impossibly elegant restaurant is attached to the flagship ABC Carpet & Home store – and it shows. The restaurant is outfitted in sustainably created furniture,...  Read More




Winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, Daniel Humm creates innovative combinations to match the over-the-top opulence of Eleven Madison Park's dining room. Vaulted ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers create a truly...  Read More


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Reserve well in advance to get a table in the central atrium, which has plush velvet chairs and polished tables beneath a vaulted ceiling that lets in scores of natural light two stories up. The side room, or parlour, is no less dramatic, with...  Read More


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Boqueria


Seamus Mullen may not sound like the name of your typical Spanish chef, but Flatiron's Boqueria is no average tapas bar. Now a major force with three restaurants in Manhattan, Mullen made his name at this smart Spanish restaurant. Look for the...  Read More


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Meet Andrea Wien

Andrea Wien was bitten by the travel bug from an early age, and has lived in New York, Seattle, Cleveland and Sydney, Australia since 2007.

When she's not traveling or planning a trip, you'll...  More About Andrea

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