We’ve narrowed down a short list of our favorite restaurants in Midtown, so you don’t have to spend hours researching for yourself.
The Dinner Date: Charlie Palmer at The Knick
Time Square views, open action kitchen, market-driven ingredients and simple elegance—all just a few paces from your luxury suite. Enjoy a meal or cocktails at Charlie Palmer at The Knick before heading out for an adventurous NYC night on the town. Charlie Palmer at The Knick: The Knickerbocker, 6 Times Square; 212-204-4983
The Grab & Go: Naya
This modern, ultra-casual Mediterranean-Lebanese grill offers traditional fare in a laid back atmosphere. The food is delightful, the staff is friendly, and the restaurant’s fast service makes it a perfect spot to grab a quick, fresh bite before taking the town. Naya: 1057 2nd Ave; 212-319-7777
Chef Simone Tong mixes rice noodles, complex broths, pickled vegetables and delicate herbs to create Yunnan magic at Little Tong Noodle Shop. This little gem is for hungry foodies looking to diverge from their ramen noodle obsession. Little Tong Noodle Shop: 177 1st Ave; 929-367-8664
The New York Times has referred to Smith & Wollensky as “A steakhouse to end all arguments.” The midtown, NYC location features a slick, wooden exterior, and extravagantly elegant dining room. Its luxurious interior has attracted the attention of Hollywood directors, who have used it in films like American Psycho and The Devil Wears Prada. And the award for Best Supporting Locale goes to….Smith & Wollensky: 797 3rd Ave; 212-753-1530
Across from Bryant Park, this upscale cafe is a perfect stop for an elegant cup of coffee and pastries. But it’s also worth lingering in the wood-lined dining room for a full menu. We love the grilled lamb chops with fontina polenta. Or for something lighter, the salmon crudo is a favorite, with cucumber, mango and avocado. L’Adresse: 5 Bryant Park; 212-221-2510