Brasserie Les Halles logo outside

411 Park Avenue South (Between 28th & 29th Street)
Reservations: (212) 679 4111 /

Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie. Serving fresh
and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.
For centuries, the old market district of Paris, Les Halles, fed people from all walks of life
with food stalls, restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes, open at all times day and night.
        This is the rare spot renowned for skillfully knowing how to leave French classics untouched,
unmodernized, and absolutely delicious.

Brasserie Les Halles is the home base of CNN Chef-at-large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling
Kitchen Confidential (Bloomsbury, host of the TV Show, No Reservations. Bourdain is also the co-author
of the Brasserie Les Halles Cookbook> (Bloomsbury, 2004) with proprietor Philippe Lajaunie.

Brasseri Les Halles interior

Buenoa Aires Restaurant logo

513 East 6th Street (Between Avenues A & B)
(212) 228 2775 /

The dining room is warmly lit and inviting, with exposed brick and walls painted in earthy tones
of terra cotta and cream, hardwood floors, dark wood chairs and tables and dark wood framed
mirrors. Argentina is evoked with black and white photographs of traditional scenes of the city of
Buenos Aires; a cowhide seating area in the back of the dining room; and a display of Argentine
wines behind the bar. Argentinean tunes and cool international sounds will add to the authentic
Buenos Aires vibe. And in warm weather, diners can enjoy dinner on the outdoor garden patio




1900 Broadway - Btwn 63rd & 64th St
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A forum for Lincoln Center's performing arts culture for nearly thirty years, Café Fiorello's focal point is its sprawling bar
filled with over fifty kinds  of  antipasti. With the charm of a brasserie, the main dining room is finished in warm wood,
mirrors, and brass. Besides the hot and cold antipasti specialties of vegetables and seafood, the menu features
updated Italian classics and Roman dishes. Always a large selection of seafood, steak, veal & pasta.

Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg
200 West 70th Street (near Amsterdam Ave.)
(212) 873 7411  

For the past two decades, Café Luxembourg is the blueprint for a chic, perfectly-run urban restaurant.
Famous for the execution of its familiar, well-edited menu (country salad, cassoulet, hanger steak in
red wine), reasonable prices, unflappable staff, and flattering lighting. Superb ambience. 


Cafe Vivaldi exterior

32 Jones Street
(212) 691 7538 /

Live music to go with the excellent wine and food. A little bit of “old village” - in a
quaint but chic ambiance. Woody Allen and Al Pacino chose this cozy spot for filming.
 Cuddle next to a warm fireplace.Daytime menu includes bruschetta; insalata Vivaldi with
figs, artichokes and soppressata; six-cheese ravioli; and chicken Trieste. After dark, Vivaldi’s
alter-ego bursts as the bar comes to life with live music and a menu with panini, pizza and dessert
along with wine, port and after-dinner drinks. A cozy handful of delights to savor here. Recommended. 

Cellini Restaurant 2

65 East 54th Street (Between Madison & Park Avenues)
(212) 751 1555 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One of New York's hidden treasures. The place for charm and exceptional Italian food.
Cellini's sophistication and simplicity is captured in the elegance of polished wood floors, a spirited color pattern, and exposed wood beams adorned with lights. It gives the impression you're dining in an someone's comfortable yet elegant home. Around the room couples and groups enjoy themselves as newcomers enter with smiles of anticipation. Check out recent comments about Cellini from Menu Pages. "My wife and I had an early dinner on Friday, both had specials, fish, an Italian dish, and split a salad. All were excellent. Good drinks and service too ..." "Delicious pastas and one of the best caesar salads I've ever had. Also had an excellent bottle of Tuscan wine. Great neighborhood restaurant feel and we spotted a celebrity tucked into the corner!"...  "I've been here a number of times with my dad, when he visits. He's a very picky Italian and loves coming here... I usually get a soup or appetizer and he gets a fish entree'. We've never been disappointed. The seating can get tight, but we've never had to wait for a table, even at Christmas time."

Chez Josephine

414 West 42nd Street (near Ninth Avenue)
212 – 594 1925 /

Opened in 1986 by Jean-Claude Baker, son of the legendary 1920s Parisian/American chanteuse Josephine Baker, this French-flavored dimly-lit bistro in the heart of Theatre Row on 42nd Street, has a decadent flavor like its namesake. It attracts a loyal following who love the nightly entertainment, good food and courteous staff owner/host Jean Claude Baker.
The cuisine is varied and delicious. Open until 1:00 am. Good, average food. Pricey. Celebs pop in regularly.

Chez Josephine - James Keivom-NY Daily News  10-7-12
Photo: NY Daily News

City Crab - Seafood co.2

235 Park Avenue South (At 19th Street)
(212) 529 3800 /

City Crab is specialized in preparing the finest seafood and steaks since it first opened its doors in 1993. City Crab Features delectable live Maine lobsters, seasonal delicacies like Jumbo Stone crabs, soft-shell crabs and Alaskan King Crabs, as well as daily chef specialties like lobster salad sliders or crabmeat stuffed Maine lobster. City Crab continues its tradition of serving the quality seafood & steaks seven days a week.


155Varick Street (Hudson & Van Dam Streets)
(212) 608 0555 /

From John Lennon tributes to Klezmer brunches, mixed with good food and top wines, this popular haven for downtown
sophisticates and hippies, attracts a terrific crowd. It's brainchild of Michael Dorf of Knitting Factory fame. Here, he joyfully
marries his spirit for wine and hot music.


13 E. 13th Street (between Fifth Ave & University Pl)
(212) 648 873 6071/

This is a restaurant,/wine bar (and even an educational center) by Union Square. Owner Laurie Maniec (who has the moniker of arguably being
the world's youngest master sommelier,) works hard to satisfy the customer's needs in this energetically appealing stop. $15 glasses of wine
and the design-mag décor add to its allure. Great for spirits geeks who also like tasty food. Add this to the city's egalitarian cocktail hangouts.

Daniel logo
60 East 65th Street (Between Park & Madison Avenues) )
(212) 288 0033 /
Daniel Boulud, the renowned French-born chef, is known for his Contemporary French cuisine.
The ambience here is chic, high profile, power scene. Features:Game Served Signature Dishes:
Slow Baked Black Sea Bass with Sarawak Pepper, Duo of Beef. Pricey. Not casual (jackets required
for gentlemen.)  But, so worth it all at this elegant East side eaitery. There is also an excellent Prix-Fixe
menu with a cheese course and coffee. Their cheese trolley selction is excellent. Spacious dining room.
Service polite and attentive. A superb dining experoence. It's all here at Daniel Boulud's 20-year-old East Side
"classic, replete with "exceptional" New French fare in an "elegance personified," setting.
And, there's "less formal", à la carte dining in the lounge.
Daniels Restaurant