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New York

Yakitori Totto
Authentic Japanese cooking – the shiso-wrapped chicken skewers are a must...
Vic’s
A marvellous marriage of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, Vic’s – with Chef Hillary Sterling at the helm – is a NoHo knockout.
Top 10 first-date restaurants in NYC
Whether sealing a short-term deal or planning to put a ring on it in the distant future; you need this to go well. So get your first-date venue right.
The Todd English Food Hall
New York’s answer to the food halls and markets of the Mediterranean, The Todd English Food Hall is located in the luxurious Plaza hotel.
The Strip House
A great atmosphere and a few eclectic culinary touches put this steakhouse ahead of the pack...
The Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...
The Spotted Pig
New Yorkers have firmly embraced the Spotted Pig and gastro-pub concept some while after opening it's still regularly packed out. Go for epic bar food and to watch Manhattan sophisticates do what they do best.
The River Café
The food takes second place to the exquisite view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn shore...
The Polo Bar
The Polo Bar, part of Ralph Lauren’s stable, offers a classic NYC restaurant experience, complete with cocktails – both liquid and shrimp varieties.
The Musket Room
The Mermaid Inn
Fisherman's fare at its finest. Fashionable and flavoursome; this small seafood shack chain won't disappoint.
The Little Owl
Fun and lively dining in West Village surrounds...
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club is perfect either for that rushed pre-theatre bite, or a more leisurely post-theatre feed. 
The Eddy
A seasonal New American restaurant, The Eddy is packed with talent you can trust, like Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon and Head Bartender Brian Elder.
The Dutch opens in New York’s SoHo
The team behind Locanda Verde at the Greenwich Hotel have ventured to SoHo, an are now serving regional American food at The Dutch.
The Dutch
Tertulia
Seamus Mullen's debut restaurant, Tertulia, was inspired by the sidrerias of Northern Spain, serving plenty of tapas, as well as a Spanish wine list.
Tavern on the Green
The iconic Tavern on the Green offers a seasonal food menu and atmospheric indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
Tao Uptown
Specialising in mouthwatering pan-Asian cuisine, Tao Uptown is revered on the New York dining scene for its club-like vibe and high-end clientele.
Tanoreen
Low-key and excellent homely Middle Eastern cooking in Brooklyn...
Sweetwater
Yet another good reason to venture to Brooklyn Sweetwater consistently delivers delicious modern American fare in a no-frills environment.
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
Strip House
A favourite of A-listers from Lindsay Logan to Bruce Willis, this celeb hotspot attracts a crowd that ranges from well-heeled twenty-somethings to grey-haired bachelors.
SriPraPhai
The best Thai restaurant in the five boroughs, definitely worth the schlep...
Sparks
Classic dishes and an extensive wine list complement the sumptuous old-school de‰Û_cor...
Sistina
If Daniel Boulud raves about the wine list maybe you really should visit...
Schiller’s
Sexy fun dining from Keith MacNally that's hard to beat.
Scarpetta
This food defies description. Be similarly dazzled by the cellar holding 3,000 bottles of wine.
Saxon + Parole
Downtown New York equestrian-chic restaurant featuring 'grilled meats & aquatic delights' by Michelin-starred Chef Brad Farmerie.
Sandro’s
An authentic and much overlooked Roman trattoria hidden in the heart of the Big Apple...
Roberta’s
Roberta's, housed in a former garage, is one of Brooklyn’s best pizza joints and a longtime foodie favourite of visiting celebs and in-the-know locals.
Red Rooster
 Comfort food and soul music in the heart of Harlem.
Raoul’s
Alsatian cooking at a Soho institution.
Quality Meats
Meats of quality. Midtown steakhouse created by Fourth Wall Restaurants and designed by AvroKO.
Public
Located in the heart of Nolita's maze of chic streets this is a great lunch option.
Prune
Homey sophistication is the order of the day come for classic cocktails and great food.
Prime Meats
With a menu that comes by way of far-off Alpine regions, Prime Meats is a sleek restaurant in Brooklyn with a farm-to-table ethos and undeniable style.
Pok Pok Ny
Known for its authentic Thai dishes, Pok Pok Ny's food is more flavourful than you thought possible.
Peter Luger
Peter Luger's is still widely regarded as serving the best steaks in town...
Perry Street
Sleek design is married with sleek food at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eighth New York restaurant.

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