10 Restaurants That Will Make You Swoon Over Midtown Manhattan

For years, New Yorkers shied away from Midtown restaurants, instead opting to head down south once the office closed up shop. But now, something miraculous has happened. Dotted among the Michelin-starred heavy hitters like Le Bernardin - easily one of the best restaurant in the city - and Marea - often named the best Italian in the Big Apple - the downtown cool spread a little further north.

While it's true that you'll never fully be able to channel the downtown funk of Manhattan into Midtown's sometimes-sterile streets, this list of the ten best restaurants in Midtown will have you wondering if you ever really need to leave. In true 10Best fashion, below you'll find something for every budget, every taste, and most shockingly for still-wary New Yorkers, every style - no matter whether you're a downtown socialite, a group of ladies who lunch or a banker with a company card and a roster of rich and famous clientele.



There's something to be said for staying power, and Le Bernardin certainly delivers. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert has created a New York space that's romantic, refined and seductive, while still managing to infuse his French-Spanish influence into...  Read More



Upon entering Sushi Yasuda, one is immediately aware of the absence of art, decorations, or anything that might attract the eye. It is minimalist to the extreme with bamboo-plank walls and open spaces. This simplicity is reflected in Chef...  Read More

Totto Ramen
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Totto Ramen opened a new location in Midtown East, so if you're on the right side of the island, you'll be happy to know you can get a fix nearby. Both locations are open late, so take solace in the fact that your soup fix can be served (almost)...  Read More

The Grill
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First things first: you're not coming here for any type of bargain. The Grill is one of the most expensive restaurants in New York, but if you want to experience the opulence of the city, there's nowhere better. The Grill is a remake of the...  Read More

Quality Meats
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What Peter Luger is to old-school steakhouses, Quality Meats is to the modern wave of beefy hotspots in New York City. While you'll find nearly all of the same cuts here - bone-in rib-eyes, strips, filets - you'll recognize immediately that this...  Read More



What do you get when you mix an ingredients-driven, award-winning Italian menu, impeccable service, and a fantastic wine list with more than 750 selections? The answer is Marea. Meaning "tide" in Italian, Marea is manned by Chef Michael White...  Read More

Garment District


Unless it's freakishly low, or ridiculously lofty, a restaurant's ceiling probably isn't the first thing that draws your attention. At Keens, it'll be all you can look at - that is, until they bring your meal. Keens Steakhouse - established in...  Read More



Greek-focused Estiatorio Milos boasts locations in Montreal, Athens, Vegas, Miami and London, as well as New York. Don't let that dissuade you. While the wide spread exposure might be off-putting, the food is most certainly not. Beware that the...  Read More

Photo courtesy of MIFUNE


Helmed by two Japanese chefs by way of Paris' Michelin-starred circuit, MIFUNE is a breath of fresh air. Yes, they serve delicious sushi and sashimi, but if you turn your attention to the rest of the menu, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The...  Read More

Burger Joint
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When you walk into Le Parker Meridian, you'll be sure you're in the wrong spot. How could this luxury hotel with marble interior and gloved doormen be the home of a grungy rock n' roll burger joint? Well, better believe it. Burger Joint is...  Read More


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