Angelo’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
Pizzas are baked in 900-degree coal
ovens, ensuring that the thin crust of the pies are crispy and blackened, with
a smoky taste that lingers in the mouth and on the mind.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
The uptown outpost of normally
downtown–focused Blue Ribbon mini–empire occupies several rooms of the 6
Columbus Hotel lobby floor. Feels intimate and clubby, but in a relaxed way due
to it’s warm wood and flattering lighting. Supremely fresh sushi is the focus
while the grill menu includes selections from the Blue Ribbon brasserie, such
as mahi mahi or a grilled hanger steak with wild mushrooms.
Chef Vito Gnazzo lights up this tiny
spot with its ivy–covered garden with a Sicilian rustic classics.
Upscale salad bar and more with
flavorful salads, sandwiches, and hot dishes, served from various food
‘stations’ in a fast–paced and friendly environment.
Fig & Olive
& Olive’s elegant and warm design with limestone stucco walls, terra-cotta
ceiling, and green rosemary and olive trees exudes the essence of the
Mediterranean. Signature dishes such as grilled branzino, porcini &
gorgonozal jamon ravioli and Provence rosemary grilled lamb chops embody
Executive Chef, Pascal Lorange’s passion for the best olive oils and cuisine
from the Mediterranean region.
Modern take on a classic steakhouse with a warm industrial décor
that draws on cues from traditional NYC butcher shops. Expertly cooked steaks
are fairly priced as far as steakhouses go, and the salad and seafood offerings
transcend the genre—the shrimp cocktail is one of the best we’ve tasted.
Rue 57 Brasserie
Crowd–pleasing mix of French, American, and sushi bar fare on the
southeast corner of 57th and Sixth Aves, one block from AKA. It’s a
boisterously attractive imitation of a Parisian brasserie, good for a breakfast
or lunch of classics such as tuna nicoise. Rue 57 is reliable for a quick,
casual meal. Also in nice weather, sidewalk seating.
Omelets, pancakes, baked goods, and more define this classic breakfast and brunch haven.
Shun Lee Chinese
Lincoln Center standby with
excellent cooking, open most nights until midnight.
The Modern – Bar Room
The Modern is two restaurants in one—a vibrant café and a formal
dining room. Depending on our mood, we sometimes prefer the Bar Room cafe with
it’s busy, eat–at–all–hours energy. The chef is Gabriel Kreuther, a classically
trained Frenchman from Alsace, who has a taste for earthy comfort foods, which
show up on the café menu in about thirty dishes which are meted out in
fashionable “small plate” portions, which you can enjoy late in the evening, or
The Plaza Food Hall
Upscale food court in the
tradition of European food halls with an American bent. Part market, part
restaurant, with a series of themed food counters (grill, sushi, wood–fired
oven for pizzas, noodle and dumpling bar). Convenient for purchases of cheese
and bread from NYC superstar purveyors Murray’s Cheese and Sullivan Street
a breath and relax, as Avra Estiatorio takes you away from the bustling streets
of New York City into a Mediterranean sanctuary. The open kitchen with its magnificent fish
display prepares the freshest selections right from the sea, including Mediterranean
specialties such as Barbounia, Lithrini, and Fagri.
is serving the best Indian food in the neighborhood by far, and although the
menu is a little pricey the value is all there.
The food is cooked to the highest of standards and a large menu, with
options for those that do not like the spice and zing that is commonly
associated with Indian cuisine. They are
known for their Sea Bass Tikka and Roasted Vegetable Tandoori.