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Popular Restaurants in Manhattan

If you're a first time visitor to Manhattan, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Manhattan.

What are some good restaurants in Manhattan?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Manhattan.

Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar
1000 5th Ave New York, NY (212) 535-7710
Le Pain Quotidien
1131 Madison Ave NY, NY (212) 327-4900
Cafe Boulud
20 E 76th St. New York, NY
Bemelmans Bar
35 East 76th Street New York, NY (212) 717-4682
Cafe Sabarsky
1048 5th Ave NY, NY (212) 288-0665
1132 Lexington Ave NY, NY (212) 327-2702
Pastrami Queen
1125 Lexington Ave New York, NY
Candle 79
154 E 79th St New York, NY (212) 537-7179
Brasserie Magritte
1463 3rd Ave New York County, NY (646) 449-0606
Shake Shack
154 E 86th St New York, NY
Candle Cafe
1307 3rd Avenue New York, NY (212) 472-0970
Kings' Carriage House
251 E 82nd St New York, NY (212) 734-5490
J.G. Melon
1291 3rd Avenue New York, NY (212) 744-0595

Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"From May through Oct, I suggest the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a fantastic view over Central Park."  See More

"In New York City probably Shake Shack, Le Pain Quotidien, ABC Kitchen, Grimaldi's Pizzeria."  See More

"Less expensive options are Cafe Boulud, Gramercy Tavern, and Union Square Cafe - all delicious and cozy and worthy of a special celebration."  See More

"Smalls Jazz Club, Terra blues (more for blues obviously but still a great place) & Cafe Carlyle on Monday nights (Bemelmans Bar for nightly jazz and general incredible scenery) & Metropolis (downstairs from Blue Water Grill)."  See More

"The museum Neue Galerie New York has on the first floor the Cafe Sabarsky."  See More

"I would start walking Central Park and enjoying the beauty of amazing places such as Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Central Park Zoo, The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, American Museum of Natural History among many others interesting places nearby the park."  See More

"Out of those my personal faves are Farinella and Motorino."  See More

"Rent remote control sailboats from the Central Park - The Kerbs Boathouse there."  See More

"I had pastrami at Katz's Delicatessen and it was great but I also had a wonderful pastrami and brisket sandwich at Pastrami Queen."  See More

"Best vegan: Peacefood (either location), Candle Cafe and Candle 79 for sure, dirtcandy."  See More

"A nice one on the Upper East Side is Brasserie Magritte."  See More

"A few excellent options for restaurants in my opinion The Spotted Pig, Shake Shack, Au Bon Pain, Serafina Meatpacking, Le Pain Quotidien, Le Pain Quotidien,"  See More

"Kings' Carriage House -- One of my favorite interiors in NYC, with a great Continental menu."  See More

"For a good great burger, you should try JG Melon on the upper east side."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar
  2. Le Pain Quotidien
  3. Cafe Boulud
  4. Bemelmans Bar
  5. Cafe Sabarsky
  6. The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
  7. Farinella
  8. Central Park - The Kerbs Boathouse
  9. Pastrami Queen
  10. Candle 79
  11. Brasserie Magritte
  12. Shake Shack
  13. Candle Cafe
  14. Kings' Carriage House
  15. J.G. Melon
Where can I find out more about Manhattan?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Manhattan.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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