New York is a cultural melting pot, this is no more evident than through the range of delicious food and eateries that are dotted across this amazing city. With thousands of amazing restaurants, eateries and canteens to choose, it can be hard to find the right place to grab a bite to eat. Take a look at some of NYC’s newest dining experiences for a range of budgets and a range of tastes. Bon appetit! 🙂
1.) Jams by Jonathan Waxman: Midtown Manhattan
Opened August 2015, the new eco-friendly luxury 1 Hotel Central Park unveiled Jams by Jonathan Waxman, featuring farm-to-table dishes with locally sourced and organic ingredients. Waxman originally introduced California cuisine to New York City in the 1980s with his restaurant, JAMS on the Upper East Side.
2.) Streetbird Rotisserie: Harlem, Manhattan
Opened a few months ago by restaurateur Marcus Samuellson, Streetbird Rotisserie has its roots in street food from around the world, and serves a variety of rotisserie chicken dishes. This is Samuellson’s fifth restaurant in New York City.
3.) Le District : Lower Manhattan
In March 2015, Le District was unveiled as part of Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. A French-inspired marketplace, Le District offers shoppers the opportunity to visit one of three restaurants, or head to one of four “Districts” selling fresh produce, meats, flowers, pastries and more.
4.) Pier A Harbour House : Lower Manhattan
In March 2015 Pier A Harbor House, a dining location on the 127-year old, landmarked Pier A at the southern tip of Manhattan opened, complete with three levels named “Mix,” “Dine,” and “View.” These include a beer hall, oyster bar, fine-dining, bars, and event space, and offer views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, and the Verrazano Bridge.
5.) Ralph Lauren Polo Bar : Midtown Manhattan
Designer Ralph Lauren opened his first restaurant in New York City, the Polo Bar, in January 2015. With décor including green tartan throw pillows and leather trimming throughout, the restaurant pays tribute to the designer’s style. The menu features American classic dishes including corned beef sandwiches, crab cakes, ranch house chili and more. It’s best to remember that reservations are required for the restaurant’s – so book ahead.
6.) Upland Park Avenue South, Manhattan
In early 2015 Upland opened on Park Avenue South, nearby to Madison Square Park. Managed by STARR Restaurants and with Chef Justin Smillie in the kitchen, Upland offers California-inspired cuisine and a 500-bottle wine list that will leave you ‘giddy’ with excitement. *hic-up* 🙂
7.) Rainbow Room: Midtown Manhattan
New York City’s iconic Rainbow Room, the historic NYC landmark, restaurant and event space atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Rockefeller Center, reopened to the public on October 5, 2014. Originally opened in 1934, the Rainbow Room now operates as a combination of catered event space as well as a restaurant that’s open to the public. In addition, a previously unused outdoor terrace on the 65th floor is combined with a connecting interior space and transformed into a bar and lounge that is open to the public five or more days each week, serving cocktails and light fare. Top tip: Don’t forget to try some of their newly created dishes and their delicious ‘rainbow’ salads.
8.) Gansevoort Market: Meatpacking District
Among the City’s newest food halls, Gansevoort Market, which opened in October 2014, features food from local and international vendors. The market, located at the southern tip of the High Line, offers fresh organic juices, imported coffee, fresh produce and meat, as well as vegan options. Gansevoort Market vendors include a Greek yogurt bar, The Pig Guy, Crepe Sucre and the Bruffin Café.
9.) Hudson Eats: Lower Manhattan
In June 2014, Brookfield Place opened Hudson Eats, an upscale dining terrace that features 14 chef-driven eateries. The 30,000-square-foot space seats up to 600 guests, with expansive views of the Hudson River. Eateries include Black Seed Bagels, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Chop’t, Dos Toros, Umami Burger, Sprinkles and more .
10.) Fuku by David Chang, East Village
Looking for a wholesome ‘American’ eat? Grab a signature ‘fried chicken sandwich’ that Fuku has become famous for. It may not look like the fanciest of foods, but rest assured it is a tastebuds dream!
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