new york city: quick fine dining options
Quick Options For Fine Dining In NYC
By: Bjorn Koch
Second only to Eleven Madison
Park, the Gramercy Tavern boasts a
wood-burning grill while featuring the finest in American
cuisine. Take a seat in their tavern for a
quick bite or in their dining room
for a complete meal. Start with the
heirloom tomato salad including
peaches and pine nuts. If you’re
looking for a sweet fix, the blackberry caramel flan is the
way to go.
Tavern on the Green is a New York staple and
Central Park attraction so I was
thrilled when it was renovated and reopened last year
after its 2009 closure. For your
first course, try the Tuna Crudo with
mango and avocado. For your main have the red
snapper served with chanterelle mushrooms and creamed leeks. The watermelon salad with goat
cheese is a refreshing side.
If you ask anyone, Eleven Madison
Park is the creme de le creme of fine
dining in NYC. Located at Central
Park, the restaurant features magnificent views accompanied with
a multi-course tasting menu.
Dining here is a true, elegant
eating experience, and a place you must visit if it’s
your first time in the city. According
to BusinessInsider.com, it’s the number one restaurant in
Looking for the same standard for premium cuisine but with more of a casual feel?
Here are a couple of options for lunch or a laid-back evening:
4Located in West
Village, The Spotted Pig is one of the
hottest hot spots in the area. Co-owner, April Bloomfield is
an English, renowned chef
known for her way around a pig. What
to sample here? The skirt steak with
grilled potatoes. If you prefer a lighter protein, the bass
with roasted squash is a good option too.
Accompany your meal with their
selection of cocktails including the Don
Felipe or the Forgotten Highway.
5Well if you haven’t guessed it, what to try at John Dorey is
the oysters! But really anything
from their raw bar is worth trying (the clams, the prawns, the cold poached lobster–they’re all
good.) If you’re looking for an entree, select between the
lobster roll and the chorizo stuffed
squid with smoked tomato vinaigrette.
The interior is casual but a great
place for a late night meal in