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Best Restaurants in NYC's fashion district

Home to the planet's most diverse population, New York City provides an ideal opportunity to sample the world's cuisine all in one place. Whether you're in the mood for life-altering Italian, a platter of crackling fried chicken, an artful tasting menu or an unforgettable steak, you won't have trouble finding options. With over 2,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone, it would take years to sample every one of the city's unique dining venues. Make efficient use of your time by focusing on our list of essential NYC restaurants, comprised of buzzy newcomers and unimpeachable classics.
New York Benjamins
With old world charm, dry aged beef and thick, juicy cuts, Benjamin Steakhouse has earned a top reputation for offering a premier dining experience.
Peter Luger at New York
Peter Luger
With old-school waiters and decor, Peter Luger is a cash-only steak icon serving aged beef in an inviting German beer hall setting.
New York Del Friscos
Del Friscos
Specializing in fine wines, prime seafood and steaks, Del Frisco's is an opulently-outfitted dining venue with prime Sixth Avenue views.
Smith & Wollensky of New York
Smith & Wollensky
Called the steakhouse to end all arguments by the New York Times, Smith & Wollensky is the ideal place to get a thick, juicy cut of beef.
The Old Homestead at New York
The Old Homestead
Centered in the heart of the former meatpacking district, this old-world relic serves great steaks amid a classic, dark-wood setting.
Scarpetta at New York
An elegant dining venue with a central skylight, Scarpetta serves a sophisticated Italian menu headlined by handmade pastas.
 New York Trattoria Dell'Arte
Trattoria Dell'Arte
Designed like an Italian artist's studio, Trattoria Dell'Arte features an elaborate antipasto bar with 12 seafood options and 32 vegetables.
Esca at New York
Italian for "bait," Esca lures its patrons with a wide selection of freshly-caught seafood, served in a beautifully-elegant setting.
New York Babbo
A buzzing carriage house with fine food and wine, Babbo offers high-end Italian creations from prestigious chef Mario Batali.
Del Posto of New York
Del Posto
Rich and refined, Del Posto serves updated Italian classics in an upscale atmosphere, reflecting European elegance and luxury.
Bond 45 at New York
Bond 45
A romantic, old-world dining venue, Bond 45 offers exceptional steak and seafood, along with breathtaking Potomac River views.
 New York Tavola
A rustic Italian trattoria, Tavola features delicious pastas, fresh seafood and incredible pizza from a wood-burning oven.
New York HB Burger
HB Burger
A popular microbrewery and pub, HB Burger serves a long list of house ales and a hearty menu of delicious American grub.
New York 5 Napkin Burger
5 Napkin Burger
Designed for discerning appetites, 5 Napkin Burger features top-shelf burgers and custom cocktail in an engaging atmosphere.
Bills Bar & Burger at New York
Bills Bar & Burger
One of New York's most popular hamburger restaurants, Bill's specializes in intensely pleasurable, beefy burgers and great appetizers.
New York Shake Shack
Shake Shack
A modern day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack serves delicious hot dogs, fries, burgers, frozen custard, wine, beer and more.
Rare Bar & Grill at New York
Rare Bar & Grill
Located in the Affinia Shelburne hotel, Rare Bar & Grill offers steakhouse-quality burgers and fries with unique dipping sauces.
Lucky's Famous Burgers at New York
Lucky's Famous Burgers
Ideal for the health-conscious carnivore, Lucky's offers a 100 percent natural menu free from antibiotics and hormones.
New York Bareburger
Great for hungry, health-conscious meat-eaters, Bareburger only uses organic, free-trade ingredients without pesticides or GMOs.
New York Buddakon
An expansive, lavishly-decorated New York City dining venue, Buddakan features a great selection of Asian dishes and cocktails.
New York TAO
Designed by the pioneers of the Pan-Asian trend, TAO is a vast, clublike Pan-Asian eatery known for its distinct dishes and beautiful crowd.
Ruby Foos at New York
Ruby Foos
A bustling, 300-seat restaurant, Ruby Foo's serves dim sum, sushi and a wide array of other unique and delicious Pan-Asian dishes.
Room Service at New York
Room Service
Known for its unique atmosphere, Room Service offers fresh takes on spicy/sweet Thai food in a mirrored nightclub-like setting.
New York Hakkasan
This London-based chain is a cavernous New York City outpost offering delicious Cantonese food in a slick, modern setting.
Spice Market at New York
Spice Market
Inspired by the street food of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Spice Market offers elevated takes on Asian food in an exotic atmosphere.
New York Cherry
Situated beneath the Dream Hotel in a posh subterranean setting, Cherry offers upscale Asian fusion and flavorful cocktails.
New York Nobu
A pioneer for delicious Japanese cuisine since it opened in 1994, Nobu is the flagship restaurant of acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Masa at New York
Set within a sleek, sedate setting, Masa offers incredibly delicious Japanese cuisine from acclaimed chef Masayoshi Takayama.
Morimoto at New York
This spaceship-like dining venue serves great Japanese cuisine from Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known by millions as the star of Iron Chef.
New York Neta
Located in the West Village, Neta is a minimalist sushi spot featuring an inspired tasting menu of great Japanese cuisine.
Per Se at New York
Per Se
This New American restaurant features Central Park views and a delicious menu featuring dishes made from the finest available ingredients.
Le Bernardin at New York
Le Bernardin
This internationally-acclaimed, four-star French restaurant offers refined seafood from head chef Eric Ripert in a luxurious setting.
New York Bouley
With vaulted ceilings and an elegant, jacket-required setting, Bouley is an upscale venue serving New French fine dining.
New York Daniel
Daniel Boulud's acclaimed dining venue offers award winning contemporary French cuisine, world class wines and elegant ambiance.
New York Jean Georges
Jean Georges
Earning four stars from the New York Times, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's famous flagship offers some of NYC's very best fine dining.
Gramercy Tavern at New York
Gramercy Tavern
One of New York City’s most beloved dining venues, Gramercy Tavern offers contemporary American cuisine in an historic landmark building.
David Burkes Kitchen at New York
David Burkes Kitchen
Located in James Hotel, David Burke Kitchen features beautiful garden dining and delicious locally-sourced American fare.
New York Gato - Bobby Flay
Gato - Bobby Flay
Located in a 100-year-old building, Chef Bobby Flay's Gato features Spanish-accented Mediterranean dishes in a hip setting.
New York Butter - Alex Guarnaschelli
Butter - Alex Guarnaschelli
Situated in midtown Manhattan, this exclusive niche restaurant serves American fare in a formal setting that caters to stylish Manhattanites.
New York EATLY - Mario Batali
EATLY - Mario Batali
Enjoy gourmet Italian foods, sauces, pastas, olive oils, sweets and gift baskets at this massive food hall offering imported groceries.
New York Becco - Lidia
Becco - Lidia
Located on New York’s famed Restaurant Row, Lidia Bastianich's lower-priced answer to Felidia features great pasta and wine specials.
The Lambs Club - Geoffrey Zakarian at New York
The Lambs Club - Geoffrey Zakarian
With a modern approach to American cuisine, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's restaurant offers highly seasonal menus in an art deco-styled setting.
New York Lombardi's
Regarded as the Best of New York, this landmark restaurant has served thin-cust, coal-fired Neapolitan pizza for more than 100 years.
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