7 New York City Restaurants That Should Be On Your Bucket List

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Whether you grew up in the Hamptons, live in the Midwest or are West Coast born-and-raised, you’ve probably spent time in New York City. There’s a reason NYC attracts visitors from all over the world, from the sights of Central park to Broadway and The Met. It’s the city that never sleeps, and there’s always something spectacular to take in. Oh, and we hear the food is pretty good, too...

Here are seven of the best restaurants New York City has to offer - a curated bucket list for your distinguished palate. If you have additional recommendations, let us know in the comments on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We’re @elevatecharter

Le Bernadin (155 West 51st Street)

Le Bernadin is internationally acclaimed for its elegant seafood and renowned French chef Eric Ripert. The upscale destination has three Michelin stars and is consistently rated among the best restaurants in New York City, holding the record for the longest unbroken four star rating in the New York Times. Try the Almost Raw, Barely Touched and Lightly Cooked menu options featuring scallops, clams, fresh fish and other delights.


Cote Korean Steakhouse, (16 West 22nd Street)

Led by Executive Chef David Shim, Cote takes the classic American steakhouse and blends it with incredible Korean barbeque. They have a spectacular bar offering as well as many traditional and innovative dishes. Try the Butcher’s Feast of Prime and Wagyu beef served with delectable Korean accompaniments.

Momofuku (various addresses, New York)

The Momofuku brand is famous around the globe - and with good reason. New York is home to Momofuku’s Bang Bar, Kawi, Ko, Nishi, Peach Mart, and Saam bar as well as the signature Momofuku Noodle Bar. These options are more casual dining but well worth a visit. They’re also perfect for late night, should you find yourself out on the town.

Gramercy Tavern (42 East 20th Street)

A NYC staple since 1994, Gramercy Tavern offers contemporary American cuisine done with superb style. Owned by famed restaurateur Danny Meyer and led by Chef Michael Anthony, the tavern’s menu evolves with the seasons. Think high end and farm-fresh with warm hospitality. Gramercy Tavern has earned nine James Beard awards.

Daniel (60 East 65th Street)

Chef Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant offers award-winning contemporary French cuisine in a luxe, fine dining environment. Try the four course chef’s menu or dine a la carte. An extensive wine menu complements the four star chef’ menu. You’ll want to dress to impress.   

ABC Kitchen (35 East 18th Street)

A passion project by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, ABC Kitchen is a quirky yet upscale organic dining experience set inside a retail space. The dining room pays attention to environmentally-friendly details such as compostable placemats and recycled paper menus. Fresh fish, local produce and delectable cuts of meat are given a pleasant rustic treatment with an urban twist.

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon (85 10th Avenue)

This is contemporary fine dining and French food at its best - classic dishes, rich desserts and plenty of wine, all in a modern upscale setting. Chef Robuchon has held 32 Michelin stars and is internationally recognized for his cuisine. A generous selection of vegetarian options complete this decadent menu. Bon appetit!

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