Eleven Madison Park
With three Michelin stars, you are guaranteed to enjoy outstanding food and impeccable service at Eleven Madison Park. Run by Daniel Humm, this is a beautiful Art Deco dining space, and the menus are just as awe-inspiring. Diners in the know opt for the tasting menu, which not only showcases the very best in exquisite cooking, but comes with a number of theatrical twists, ensuring that this is a meal you will never forget.
11 Madison Ave, New Yorkwww.elevenmadisonpark.comBrushstroke
Fans of delicate Japanese cooking should head to Brushstroke, where seasonal ingredients influence a frankly staggering menu. Get the best of everything by choosing the kaiseki
feast – a glorious set of small dishes that take you through some incredible journeys, finishing with luscious rice dishes and beautifully-rendered desserts.
30 Hudson Street, New Yorkhttp://www.davidbouley.com/brushstroke-main/
Unless you’re vegetarian, you really shouldn’t go to New York – or any part of the USA – without having a steak. For many, the best place to go is Keens Steakhouse, a traditionally-styled restaurant with a great heritage, where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the New York you’ve seen in classic movies. Oysters, clams, crab and lobster get you in the mood, whilst a great range of steaks await you for the main event – all dry-aged on the premises.
72 West 36th
Street, New Yorkwww.keens.comLa Vara
This one-starred Michelin tapas bar is a fantastic place to take food sharing to a new level. With a mouth-watering range of Spanish-inspired small plates, you should bargain for a decent stay in order to try everything out. Tapas includes crispy eggplant with honey, melted cheese and nigella seeds, and cumin-roasted lamb breast with preserved lemon.
268 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, New Yorkwww.lavarany.com
In a city with thousands of places to eat everything from a Philly cheesesteak sandwich to the ultimate in gastro-art, these are just a few of our favourites. We’re always happy to hear about other places you’d recommend, so let us know where you’ve eaten in NYC that’s blown you away.