Top Restaurants to Visit in New York CitySubmitted by: Lisa Steinway
New York City is a world famous city that offers tourist many attractions, historical landmarks, diverse culture, entertainment, and other activities. In addition to the many attractions and activities, New York City has many fantastic and unique restaurants offering a diverse selection of mouth watering food. Whatever your taste preference, you will find it in New York City.
Below is a list of some of the top restaurants in New York City: Per Se: Located on Columbus Circle, Per Se has a unique wood-and-glass design with views of Columbus Circle. It is located on the fourth floor of the galleria of shops in the Time Warner complex, near Central Park. The food is excellent, particularly the delicious rack of baby lamb. Other unique food items offered include mini ice-cream cones filled with salmon tartare, dollop of osetra caviar, and Jurassic salt which is 30 million years old. There are also out of the ordinary desserts such as poached Asian pear-Spanish almond tart and crème brûlée topped with a thin layer of glazed sugar.
Jean Georges: Located at 1 Central Park West, Jean Georges is a culinary delight. The restaurant offers Asian-accented French cooking with unique combinations such as: sea scallops in caper-raisin emulsion with caramelized cauliflower. There are also two seven-course tasting menus are available - a seasonal menu showcasing fresh produce and the Jean-Georges menu of signature dishes. In addition, there are incredible desserts and an extensive wine list.
Le Bernardin: Located at 155 West, Le Bernardin offers wonderful French food. Diners can choose such dishes as sea urchin, fluke seviche, wild striped bass in bouillabaisse broth, whole red snapper baked in rosemary-and-thyme crus, and more. It is a great dining experience for those who have a few hundred dollars to spend for two people.
Restaurant Daniel: Located at 60 East 65th Street, Restaurant Daniel features contemporary seasonal French cuisine. The restaurant has neoclassical architecture with charming modern furnishings. It also offers an elegant bar and lounge. The food is incredible, particularly the Paupiette of sea bass in a crisp potato shell and the braised short ribs.
Mercer Kitchen: Located at 99 Prince Street, Mercer Kitchen is a trendy restaurant in SoHo. It features a subterranean power-bar, lounge, and restaurant. The dining area stretches to the early century brick walls and then out under the sidewalk vault allowing diners to view foot traffic walking across the roof through glass bubbles in the floor-ceiling. The White Chocolate Martinis and Kumquat Mojitos are extremely popular as well as the brick-oven pizzas.
Opia: At Renaissance Hotel 57 on 130 E. 57th St., 2nd fl., Opia's 4,000 square foot interior space is incredible. It has 6 arched windows and 11 foot high ceilings. Opia is a great place to dine with comfortable couch areas. The restaurant offers a scrumptious menu, sushi menu, and lounge.
The fantastic restaurants of New York City are renowned throughout the world. The distinct foods and atmosphere offered by a diverse range of restaurants are very popular with residents and tourists. When you visit New York City, make sure you check out the city's spectacular restaurants. Bon Appetit!
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