Noteworthy Restaurants to Check Out in NYC This Summer
Jue Lan Club occupies the previous home of the Infamous Club from the 90’s The Limelight. Elevated Chinese Cuisine with a lounge vibe. Grand dining room, outdoor garden and various VIP rooms that can be reserved for private events. The VVIP room holds the bottles of celebs under lock & key for when they dine there.
49 W 20th St (Between 5th & 6th Ave) New York, NY 10011 (646) 524-7409
David Burke Tavern is a modern American restaurant located on the upper east side, owned by celebrity Chef David Burke. Situated in a cozy townhouse, the menu and presentation is equally creative. The clotheslines Bacon is not to be missed.
135 East 62nd ST, New York, NY 10065 (212) 988- 9021
UN Plaza Grill is a upscale Kosher restaurant located across the street from the United Nations. Premium Steaks, Seafood, Asian and Mediterranean dishes set in a lavish setting.
845 United Nations Plaza New York, NY (212) 223-1801
Sevilla is an old school Spanish restaurant located in the west village. Known for paellas, tapas, and sangria. The waiters still wear tuxedos. Great place for a special occasion dinner with friends and family.
62 Charles Street ( Corner of west 4th street.) New York, Ny 10014 (212) 929-3189
Baby Brasa Fuses Latin Cusine with a New York State of mind. Tapas, a raw bar, lots of latin dishes like the classic Lomo Soltado a Steak Stir fry are on the menu. There is also a lively lounge scene with bingo, and they have introduced wellness and fitness classes straight out of Brazil.
173 7th Ave. South New York, NY 10014 (646) 590-9010
HWA YUAN is a high-end Chinese restaurant located in Chinatown. The restaurant has a rich history and is now back under the tutelage of the son of Chef Shorty Tang. Known for having the best cold sesame noodles in all of NYC, perfected by original owner and chef Shorty Tang himself.
42 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 (212) 966-6002
Excuse My French is a French tapas bar on the lower east side. A cozy space resemblant of a tenement apartment from back in the day, but decorated to green and gold wallpaper, gold frames, and large paintings. The food is really good and the tapas are a great portion size. Save room for the Crepe Suzettes!
96 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 (212) 780-9600
Honest is a casual vegetarian Indian restaurant featuring street food from areas throughout India and Thailand. Every dish is cooked fresh daily, nothing is ever frozen or processed. Affordable and delicious!
176 Bleeker Street New York, NY (917) 261-2610
Hortus is a Asian fusion restaurant blending cuisines from China, Thailand, and Korea. Try the 2 course pre-fixe menu for $50, or the The Hortus 3 course tasting menu for $70, add a wine pairing to each for $25 and $40 accordingly.
271 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 (646) 858-3784
Serendipity is a must visit in NYC for any visitor or local. Known for the decadent desserts and the world famous frozen hot chocolate. The menu is Americana, with huge portions meant to be shared.
225 east 60th street New York, NY 10022 (212) 838-3531
Yves is a quant French bistro located in the heart of Tribeca. A warm and cozy vibe, with classic French food along with lots of seafood options. A wonderful cocktail and wine menu is available.
385 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013 (212) 431-3385
Seiless is a Asian Fusion Speakeasy in midtown. Just as much a lounge as a restaurant, Seiless has became a favorite for celebs and professional athletes. People watching is a favorite activity. The fare is upscale Chinese and seafood.
156 west 38th street New York, NY 10018 (212) 586-2675
Tiny’s NYC is a legendary family owned restaurant in Tribeca. A pink townhouse, with great food and drinks that welcomes tourists and locals alike. The Oysters & Martin Bar varieties of oysters and crudo, while the main dining room offers elevated American cuisine with some Italian and Mediterranean dishes blended in.
135 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (212) 374-1135
Osteria Brooklyn is owned and operated by Chef Rafaelle. His energy and passion for offering the finest Italian Cuisine possible is noticed instantaneously when you walk through the front door. The menu changes weekly, with a focus on seafood, especially in the summer months. Some nights you can find the chef making guests fresh pasta table side.
485 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205 (646) 750-9156
Bar Crudo is a oyster bar, seafood restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It started out as a pop-up ceviche restaurant and is now a full service restaurant with a comprehensive food and cocktail menu. Focusing primarily on seafood, there are meat, vegetarian, and vegan options available. There is also a very popular happy hour with great deals on food & drinks.
412 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 701-1894
Kokomo is a Caribbean restaurant located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The cuisine fuses flavors from the islands of the Caribbean and the eatery itself lends a chill island vibe. The cocktails are colorful invoking a vacation feel. The Jerk Chicken & The Whole Red Snapper were outstanding.
65 Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249 (347) 799-1312
Chela Park Slope is a neighborhood Mexican Restaurant. The menu offers freshly made guacamole, a variety of tacos, and our favorites were the Chela Ribs, Seafood Enchiladas, and the Skirt Steak.
408 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 701-1891
The Rooftop at Exchange Place is not exactly in New York City, but it is one stop on the Path train from WTC or a 10 minute ferry ride. The views alone are worth the trip, but with fantastic food and cocktails it is a must visit for a night out with friends or a special occasion.
1 Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302 (551) 256-7850