Ten Great Restaurants in New York City
|Seared scallop at SHO Shaun Hergatt, New York City (Savored)|
SHO Shaun Hergatt
Helmed by renowned chef Shaun Hergatt, this Financial District stunner has earned itself a coveted 2 Star rating by the Michelin Guide. Chef Hergatt opened SHO in 2009, and has since donned such titles as "Best New Chef" by New York Magazine, thanks to his innovative cuisine that puts a modern twist on traditional fare. Rooted in Asian flavors with strong international influences, the menu at SHO strives to source locally and organically; this culinary style coupled with the sleek décor and calming atmosphere has cemented this Wall Street gem’s spot on our list.
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DB Bistro Moderne
This Midtown outpost of the Daniel Boulud family of restaurants combines traditional French elegance with the chic influence of modern American culture. Highlighting contemporary dishes rooted in seasonal ingredients, like its signature "DB burger" with foie gras and black truffle, DB Bistro is hailed for its sense of welcoming sophistication. The décor here reflects similar ideals, with modern yet inviting furniture and warm hues, making for a memorable dining experience from start to finish.
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Fishtail by David Burke
Celebrated chef David Burke continues his legacy of inventive and updated cuisine with this Upper East Side seafood spot. This spacious, bi-level restaurant features an ambience that blends modernity with luxury, creating an ideal environment to enjoy playful and unique sea-faring creations. Here, the ingredients are always fresh and locally sourced, and flavors work together to excite and delight the taste buds. Complement it all with professional and knowledgeable service, and we can’t resist adding Fishtail to our list of favorites.
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What happens when the people from Indochine, BONDST, and Republic join forces? Your answer is on 60 Thompson Street, home to the critically acclaimed oasis of Kittichai. Created under the expertise of chef Ty Bellingham, who has worked with the likes of Thai masters such as David Thompson and Michael Moore, the menu here offers regional Thai dishes made from unique and authentic ingredients. Offerings like pan-seared scallops with a turmeric-coconut cream broth or Mekhong whiskey barbecue ribs are enjoyed in Kittichai’s chic setting, a space that creates a calming yet upscale vibe. As you gaze at the ethereal candlelit lily pads floating in the restaurant’s reflecting pool, you’ll almost forget you’re smack in the middle of Manhattan.
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Having earned "Restaurateur of the Year" from Bon Appetit magazine and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, Zengo is merely a continuation of Richard Sandoval’s undulating success. This midtown stunner may be one of the few places in New York City where you’ll find a menu boasting both sushi rolls and tangy ceviches. Along with innovative Latin and Asian dishes, Zengo provides an impressive list of cocktails, including a collection of more than 400 bottles of different tequilas. Zengo’s sprawling contemporary space, which draws upon traditional and contemporary décor, is an ideal spot to enjoy both the inspiring cuisine and tasty libations, making this Sandoval brainchild a New York City must.
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