How the Park Central Hotel does steak. USDA prime, baby. Aged four weeks, flame-seared on wood-fire grill and rotisserie, served up as filet mignon, rib-eye, and strip cuts. Daintier appetites can ... read more
Ink48's lobby "destination" restaurant. (It's Eleventh Avenue, so unless you work at Javits or The Daily Show, pretty much everything over here is going to be a destination.) New American menu harv... read more
Glowing ninth-floor aerie beckons from high above Columbus Circle. Museum of Arts & Design does the hosting, so plastic-fantastic ambitions fit right in. Step off the elevator to hot pink cushi... read more
Leather booths, low black tables, and the curvy mirror on the wall make this place look pretty swanky until the double-baked potato skins arrive. Sports bar and restaurant with an after-work Midtow... read more
View is a stunner, no way around it. The duo behind Village Pourhouse brings us an ideal venue for basking in panoramic NYC vistas from the rooftop garden lounge or garden terrace. Private parties ... read more
Former District space re-opened as pre-theater wine and cocktail joint. New interior is like a wine library, all decked in dark woods and brown leather banquettes. Wall of wines and marble bar sugg... read more
Belgian-based geniuses want to make the world a better place. Green design throughout wide, light-filled, wood-paneled rooms. Philosophy promotes well-being through locally sourced Greenmarket ingr... read more
Walls: acid etched forests. Ceilings: giant antler chandeliers. Vikram Chatwal is clearly back on his game with this addition to Stay. Vibe is whimsical, eats are small plates, clientele—out ... read more
Shwank new Essex House destination restaurant across from Central Park. Chichi Tony Chi design. Chrome and leather chairs suggest a Rockford Files office suite, although mirror-tiled back walls see... read more
Vine in the name reflects serious interest in fermented grapes. List is carefully edited and 100-strong, with some 20 by the glass. Theme is underscored by Gothic back wall wine racks, artfully tap... read more
44 & X little bro angling for favored son status. Fronts as a café, but urbane black trim and high prices nix that. Fresh salads, refined takes on lobster pot pie, pork chops, cassoulet.... read more
Discreet and intimate, with stunning attention to detail by Thomas Keller of Napa Valley's much-revered French Laundry. Warm elements of stone and wood contrast with the larger building's harsh mir... read more
Photo studio providing the clean, crisp, well-designed, loft-like setting of your silverscreen dreams. While the models stick to their Fiji water, Tic Tacs, and marching powder, you are free to fea... read more
Classy, slightly uppity tavern attached to the boutique-y Park South hotel. No ugly ducklings during after-work happy hours. Creative seafood concoctions, plus espresso-rubbed filet mignon that lea... read more
Hella good Hell's Kitchen poshie. About as swank a spot as you'll find across the street from a gas station. Pristine, minimal white-on-white interior, surfeit of al fresco avenue seating. Numeral ... read more
A nice, clean option in this dirty hood—though the hood is quickly catching up. Like a Cafeteria clone, comfort food in minimalist setting, but menu has evolved nicely with a dash of Asian flavor... read more
Come early, leave poor. Veteran brunch spot pumps out fantastical concoctions to wow the out-of-towners. Dining room is a Jetsons' wet dream, could easily see Rosie skating between the ultra-modern... read more
Chill '50s-modern style contrasts with the grit and grime of the area. Sedate spot with slatted blinds, always easy to get a seat. Local businessmen and Javits visitors enjoy potato pizza, steak fr... read more
Danny Meyer strikes again, this time bringing Gabriel Kreuther over from the Ritz. Desperately want to hate on this place, with its über-clean lines, pricey prix fixes, and air-kissing culture whor... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...