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A photo of Emily West Village restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Pizzeria • West Village
Booked 67 times today
A typical food love story. A boy meets a girl while eating pizza. He attends culinary school and open’s a pizza restaurant named after the girl. Thus bringing us to Emily! The Manhattan iteration of the Brooklyn based pizzeria centered around a historic brick oven and comforting food. Emily has earned a following for its signature Detroit-style pies and award winning burger. The pizza here is rectangular (not round) and utilizes the "frico" technique, in which cheese is drizzled on the edges of the pie to create a crispy brown exterior. Beyond the main event, the menu extends to include salads and sandwiches, which shouldn't be ignored (think an attention-grabbing burger and a top-notch spicy fried chicken sandwich). Please note, there will be a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes for guests so we can fairly utilize our limited capacity. Our outdoor dining is enclosed with heaters that will keep you toasty! Thank you :)
A photo of David Burke Tavern restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary American • Upper East Side
Booked 40 times today
David Burke Tavern is a modern American restaurant by award-winning Celebrity Chef David Burke. Situated on the first two stories of a stately townhouse on New York City’s Upper East Side, the restaurant showcases Burke’s creative and contemporary approach to classic fare – often with showstopping presentations. Signature dishes highlight seafood, steakhouse staples and beyond, including Lobster Dumplings with spicy tomato, Crab Cake Pretzel Raft, Tavern Cheeseburger, and Burke’s famous “Clothesline” Maple & Black Pepper Candied Bacon, plus a full SUSHI MENU. David Burke Tavern offers dinner, bar and lounge menus, as well as multiple private dining spaces including the intimate Himalayan Salt Room lined with pink sea salt bricks. Private dining spaces can accommodate anywhere from 10-100 guests, with options to reserve floors and the full restaurant.
A photo of Spice Symphony – 50th St. restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Indian • Midtown East
Booked 14 times today
"The New York Times" - The Marriage of Indian and Chinese Cuisines Hungry City: Spice Symphony in Midtown EastOur cuisine is classical Indian food from all regions of India carefully prepared by star chef. Our "grandmotherly cooking,” with whole spices for a more rustic texture will blow you away.We are rated as one of the top Indian Cuisine in New York. We bring to you coastal curries from Goa, Konkan, Karwar, Allepy, Madurai, Kolkata to name a few and also a few dishes of Chinese with Indian Spices ( Indo Chinese).Our Wine List is something that we are proud to present. We are home,family and friends.
A photo of Trattoria Zero Otto Nove - Flatiron restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Chelsea
Booked 51 times today
Roberto Paciullo’s hometown of Salerno is transported to the streets of Manhattan. Zero Otto Nove is the second outpost of his famous restaurants from Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. From the atmosphere to the food, stopping by Zero Otto Nove is taking a quick trip to Italy. The wood-burning brick oven is at the center turning out classics like the Margherita, and Roberto's originals, such as La Riccardo with butternut squash puree, smoked mozzarella, spicy pancetta, and basil. All the pastas are homemade, and all ingredients are brought in from New York's Real Little Italy, Arthur Avenue.
A photo of THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Hell's Kitchen
Booked 24 times today
The Meatball Shop serves the best meatballs in the world with a mix and match menu utilizing sustainable and natural ingredients whenever possible. But The Meatball Shop serves way more than just meatballs! Highlights from their hit menu include seasonal veggies, market driven salads, sandwiches, handmade ice cream sandwiches, craft cocktails and an approachable wine program. The vibe of this Hell's Kitchen restaurant is always fun, upbeat and lively! Perfect for a night on the town or a family dinner with kids. Think the best dinner party you've ever been to with the comforting feeling of being at Grandma's.With drinks and desserts a-plenty, The Meatball Shop makes the perfect casual stop for digging in to a hearty meal or a healthy bite, refreshing drink and mouthwatering dessert with family and friends.
A photo of San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Pizzeria • Upper East Side
Booked 12 times today
At San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina located in the Upper East Side of New York City, guests enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizzas, panuozzi and other Italian favorites. Panuozzi, which is made with charred pizza dough that is folded over and stuffed with tasty ingredients, is growing in popularity, especially in the New York City pizzeria scene. San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina has mastered this unique dish with its selection of panuozzi. Because San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina is open until 11 p.m., it is a suitable place for late-night meals with family or friends. Sip on a glass of red or white wine while partaking in popular menu items like the pancetta panuozzo, which features dry-cured pancetta, provolone cheese, black pepper and artichokes, and the Diavola pizza, which is topped with fresh basil, homemade mozzarella, spicy soppressata and parmigiano reggiano.
A photo of Emmy Squared Pizza - Upper East Side restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Pizzeria • Upper East Side
Booked 23 times today
Emmy Squared has earned a following for its signature Detroit-style pies. The pizza here is rectangular and utilizes the "frico" technique, in which cheese is drizzled on the edges of the pie to create a crispy, cheesy crust. Beyond pizza, the menu includes salads and sandwiches, which shouldn't be ignored (think an attention-grabbing burger and a top-notch spicy fried chicken sandwich)! Did we mention this is Emmy Squared’s third location? The original location is in Brooklyn :) Full service bar, local drafts & wine selection.Please note, there will be a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes for guests so we can fairly utilize our limited capacity. Our outdoor dining is enclosed with heaters that will keep you toasty! Thank you :)
A photo of Serafina Ludlow restaurant
Very Good(237)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lower East Side
Booked 7 times today
Situated on a popular corner in the Lower East Side, in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. Our cozy bar provides a great space to enjoy unique cocktails. The beautiful mosaic pizza oven produces over 20 Serafina pizza varieties, or choose from signature dishes like our Focaccia di Sofia, Tartufo Nero, and other delicious dishes like our homemade pastas, grilled fish and meat, and fresh salads.
A photo of Merchants Cigar Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Upper East Side
Booked 6 times today
Merchants Cigar Bar is a sleek, midcentury-styled lounge that transports guests to another time and place with legal indoor smoking, an exquisite cocktail menu, and music playing till the early morning hours .Merchants offers a well-curated cigar selection from Davidoff—including but not limited to the Grand Cru Toro, WSC Churchill, Aniversario Short Perfecto, and Royal Release Robusto. The selection includes cigars from the Montecristo Classic Series and the Double Chateau Natural & Maduro from Arturo Fuente. Padron brings more options to the table, such as the 1964 and 1926 Anniversaries Series. With tobaccos from almost every corner of the globe, you’re bound to find a cigar that suits your profile and excites your palate. Complementing the cocktails & cigars is a menu by Executive Chef Antelmo Ambrosio featuring time-honored plates including Steak Tartare prepared table-side, seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with brandied cherries, and Caviar with all its accoutrements.
A photo of Lavagna - NYC restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Village
Booked 17 times today
Lavagna opened its doors on February 1st 1999.The restaurant offers casual Italian trattoria fare at moderate prices. The vibe is candlelit, cozy, with an old wood burning oven, exposed brick walls, a pressed tin ceiling and a small wine bar where one can dine also. A wall of French doors swing open in the warmer weather to a seasonal sidewalk cafe of 20 seats.The kitchen concept is to create dishes traditionally Italian, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and product of the highest quality.The menu highlights include homemade pastas, a wood oven roasted fish for two, roast pork chop, baby rack of lamb and of course the rigatoni with sweet and spicy sausage that has become a classic over the years.The wine list has been a yearly recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002 and it focuses on hard to find wines from regional Italy along with other international selections.
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