With its towering skyscrapers, huge open spaces, plethora of popular attractions and bustling marketplaces, New York is world in its own right. Therefore, it can be a daunting task to find a trusted place for eating from amongst a flood of restaurants that have been opened here. Solving the conundrum for you, we present you top restaurants that are known for their sumptuous creations:
The Beatrice Inn
An iconic restaurant, The Beatrice Inn is perfect for a romantic meal centred on wholesome meats. Once a favourite hangout place for celebrities, the restaurant now is now frequented by those seeking intimacy surrounded by warm decor, comprised by wood panelling, a fireplace and skylights. Do try their award-winning burgers, bacon-wrapped prunes, rack of lamb or the applewood-smoked rabbit, all marked by bold and rich flavours. The restaurant is located on the 12th Street, West Village.
Situated on Perry Street, West Village, Left Bank is a French bistro that claims to have been inspired by the legendary Greenwich Village in the city. Local produce is at the centre of all their dishes and they borrow heavily from the traditional recipes of the yesteryear to produce wholesome food and drinks for their guests. The restaurant boasts large bay windows on both sides and has a lighting perfect for a romantic evening. Their Sunday prix fixe dinner always has visitors coming back for more.
Russ & Daughters
Your search for a great breakfast and brunch joint in New York will at some point lead you to Russ and Daughters. Established in 1914, the restaurant is an institution that has impressed many a famous food critics, including the celebrity-chef Anthony Michael Bourdain. Between the Deli and the restaurant, the Russ & Daughters produce a mouth-watering selection of top-quality latkes, lox plates, cream cheese, smoked fish, caviar, baked goods, and specialty foods. The restaurant is located on Houston Street, East Village and also has an outlet at the Jewish Museum on the 5th Avenue and E 92nd Street.
A Chinese restaurant located in the East Village, Vanessa’s Dumpling has a huge fan-following. Their selection of pork dumplings, including Chives and Pork Fried Dumplings, Chinese Vegetables and Pork Boiled Dumplings, Vegetable & Pork Dumpling In Soup are to die-for. Their noodles and pancakes also find a special favour amongst fans as do their frozen dumplings. You can have a hearty meal here for as less as $5-7.
If you love sushi, you will love Yuba, this humble eatery is known for its affordable pricing and huge portions. In addition to their sumptuous Haku Sushi, the restaurant also does naruto, sashimi and noodles well. Vegetarians will love their selection of vegetarian rolls including Yuba Avocado, Natto Shisu, Shiitake Avocado, Grilled Maitake Roll and Inari Avocado. The rock shrimp, the off-menu lemon roll, and the uni are also quite popular. The restaurant is located on the 9th Street, East Village.
Lovers of Indian cuisine will have a great time at Masala Times, a Bombay-style restaurant serving lip-smacking dishes, ranging from kebab and biryani to paav and rolls. Don’t leave their premises without trying their Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chops, Tandoori Shrimp, Chicken Sheekh Kebab, Chicken Biryani, Murg Masala, Channa Masala, Mutton Pav or Keema Pav. And if you think that you can’t possibly taste all that in one go, the restaurant has a great repeat value for being reasonably priced.