Ask any foodie and they’ll tell you New York’s restaurant scene is the best in the nation. It’s the habitat of haute-cuisine chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean-Georges, Philippe Chow of Philippe, Bobby Flay of Mesa Grill, Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu and Thomas Keller of Per Se. The city is also bursting at the seams with stellar mom-and-pop shops, tavernas, delis, bistros, cafes, diners, bakeries and more.
The first rule of thumb when dining in the city? Skip a lengthy breakfast. Grab a cup of joe and a muffin because you’ve got more important places to see and go.
To experience the real deal New York dining scene, plan on eating dinner later than usual. Restaurants are relatively empty around 6 p.m. and don’t fill up until at least 7:30 p.m. Prime-time dinner reservations are from 8 to 10 p.m. (and the hardest to score) but you will find yourself eating with the locals (who are always fun to watch and listen to).
Corton French cuisine NYC
Chef Liebrandt’s modern French menu melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. The flavors are clean, precise and intense. The restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu, as well as a chef’s tasting menu...