David Burtka's Favorite 10 Restaurants in New York City

David Burtka

We asked David Burtka about what he loves most - food! You’ve maybe seen him from a handful of Broadway shows, maybe you saw him on hit TV show How I Met Your Mother, or even when he was a guest judge on a few fan-favorite culinary shows. David and his husband, Neil Patrick Harris, both currently reside in NYC, Harlem to be exact. They’re both huge foodies. Having an expertise in both food and entertainment, David has high expectations when it comes to restaurants. So as you can imagine, when looking for a place to eat, the ambience and food are things he looks for. Take a peek at some of his top culinary destinations next time you’re in the Big Apple.

Restaurants:The Polo Bar, Gramercy Tavern, ABC Kitchen
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Midtown East, New York, Gramercy / Flatiron

The Polo Bar

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
699 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
A posh, sexy night out with food that never fails. This restaurant holds true to its posh reputation with hardwood paneling on the walls, chic decor and floor to ceiling Ralph LaurRead more
95% recommended
10 people mentioned the Corn Beef
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Gramercy Tavern

$$$$·American·
New York
8,507 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Gorgeous farm-to-table food from chef Michael Anthony, who does a stellar job making everything taste as great as it looks. This place also has the best flower arrangements of any Read more
95% recommended
83 people mentioned the Manhattan
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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,799 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
All good bets for a night out around Union Square. Fresh produce, delicious flatbreads, and during brunch you can shop at ABC while you wait for your food to arrive - how convenienRead more
92% recommended
105 people mentioned the Calamari
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Le Coucou

$$$$·French·
SoHo
2,926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
One of the most elegant nights out you can have in the city. The decor transports you to a cozy spot in Europe. The food is fancy, yet approachable and utterly delicious.
92% recommended
42 people mentioned the Dover Sole
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Cosme

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,954 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Perhaps the best guacamole in the city. Perhaps the best molé in the city. Perhaps the best blue corn meringue in the city. You see where I’m going with this?
108 people mentioned the Duck Carnitas
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The Modern

$$$$·Contemporary American·
New York
4,792 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
If you go to the MoMA when it's open late, you can treat yourself to a night of spectacular art and a first rate dinner in The Modern’s classy dining room. They only offer a multi-Read more
95% recommended
99 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Cookshop

$$$$·American·
Chelsea
5,781 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
This Chelsea hot spot is great place for lunch. We love going here and making an afternoon of gallery hopping and dining. Cookshop always use seasonal ingredients and most of theirRead more
100% recommended
115 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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Upland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,582 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Go here when you are hungry - I mean it. This place offers massive portions of rustic Italian pastas and fantastic proteins. It consists of a chic, open-space dining room that someRead more
92% recommended
65 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Daniel

$$$$·French·
Upper East Side
6,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
In my opinion, one of the most romantic dinners in the city, nay, the world. Save up your pennies - it's not cheap - however it's worth the splurge for this once in a lifetime expeRead more
96% recommended
54 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Sushi of Gari - Columbus Avenue

$$$$·Sushi·
Upper West Side
970 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
A staple for sushi in NYC. The fish is always fresh, and the dishes are always innovative. They have multiple locations throughout the city - all are delicious. Pro tip: the one inRead more
92% recommended
181 people mentioned the Omakase
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