NYC Restaurants

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern Bistro | Greenwich Village

113 MacDougal Street (bet. Bleecker & W 3rd St)

(212) 475-3850

Notes: The Black Label Burger = the best burger anywhere. Period. Hands-down. And please, no cheese, no ketchup. You’ll spoil the ridiculously splendid dry-aged flavor. The caramelized onions are all you need. If you’re a fan of roasted bone marrow, don’t miss the hors d’oeuvre portion served with toasted baguette slices and shallot confit. Casual, fun atmosphere, tough reservation. The steaks are renowned, and don’t leave without digging your spoon into a chocolate soufflé. Ethereal, yet powerful depth of chocolate flavor, which are usually mutually exclusive.  


Pastis French Bistro | Meatpacking 

9 9th Avenue


Notes: Classic bistro fare, with good Onion Soup, Steak Frites and Moules Frites.

DB Bistro Moderne

DB Bistro Moderne French | Midtown West

55 W 44th Street (bet 5th & 6th)


Bouchon Bakery Café

Bouchon Bakery Café French Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle (Time-Warner Center)


Notes: Great for a casual lunch. Delicious salads and sandwiches.

Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud French | Lincoln Center

1900 Broadway (bet 63rd & 64th St)


Notes: Right across from Lincoln Center, great for pre- or post-performance meal.


Artisanal Brasserie | Murray Hill

2 Park Avenue (bet. Madison & Park)


Notes: It’s all about the cheese, and the fondue is to die for. The onion soup is sensational as well. 


Balthazar Brasserie | SoHo

80 Spring St (bet B’way & Crosby)