There is no shortage of restaurants in New York City that try too hard. A true reckoning of what traditionalists consider to be the most historic and restaurant-rich of all New York City boroughs could ruin the constitution of even the busiest city gourmet.
The city is full of artful restaurants, but none of them manage to exude the glamor and class of Manhattan the way it does, without exuberant glamor. Whenever you have friends in New York City, you want to make sure they get the most out of their trip.
Beauty and Essex
Beauty & Essex has an innovative design that starts at the entrance to the restaurant, a well-curated modern pawnshop full of saxophone, boombox, quirky artifacts, vintage treasures and an eclectic selection of one-off jewelry.
Passing the pawnshop, guests come across a large, round staircase wrapped around a two-story custom chandelier, but only the adventurous will discover everything Beauty & Essex has to offer. With four different dining rooms, one private, two bars, a living room and a ladies’ bathroom with a salon with a luxurious sofa and antique perfume bottles.
Eleven Madison Park
Eleven Madison Park offers three private dining areas. Two of which overlook our main dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition to our newest room. All three rooms can be reserved for a larger event that can accommodate up to 55 guests with room for a front desk and seating for lunch or dinner.
The Eleven Madison Park is an upscale restaurant in the heart of New York City. The restaurant is located at the foot of a historic Art Deco building on the corner of 24th Street and Madison Avenue. The restaurant has been owned by chef Daniel Humm since 2011 and has developed considerably in terms of both food and experience.
Locanda Verde is our TriBeCa neighborhood tavern, and chef Andrew Carmellini serves a soul-satisfying Italian city map. The busy corner restaurant has welcomed New Yorkers in the mornings, lunches and evenings since 2009 with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, free Italian spirit and hearty cuisine.
Outside of culinary circles, Andrew is known as a hitmaker who synthesizes relevant culinary culture with urban social eating scenes. His restaurants are often credited with cracking the code between fine cooking and fun eating. Andrew Carmellini’s kitchen is soulful and tasteful, rustic and refined.
A world-influenced seafood restaurant in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. CATCH New York offers modern renditions of classic seafood preparations that successfully serve great food. The sharable style of eating continues to thrive as it resonates with the owners’ original vision of marrying deliciously elegant and straightforward seafood with excellent service.
The 400-seater restaurant on three levels offers its diverse clientele a variety of unique culinary experiences with an open kitchen and communal dining facilities that further complement the warm, inviting atmosphere, coupled with the expansion of CATCH Roof and its al fresco dining.
Balthazar opened in SoHo in spring 1997. The Balthazar offers a large selection of fresh seafood and shellfish, as well as bread and pastries that are freshly baked daily in the Balthazar bakery. Something is intoxicating about Balthazar and it hits the moment you go inside.
Balthazar is Keith McNally’s masterpiece, an allusion to a Parisian brasserie that surpasses anything in brie-tossing distance from the Seine. Balthazar can accommodate over 200 guests and offers endless possibilities for an unforgettable event.