Uncle Nick's

Diners can choose from a variety of dips, meat kebabs and the restaurant’s specialty—grilled sardines—at this brick-walled space. L & D (daily).

Uncle Vanya Cafe

Named for the Anton Chekhov play, this Russian restaurant offers Beef Stroganoff, blini, flavored vodkas and vareniki—dumplings filled with potatoes and onions—in a low-key, domestic atmosphere. L (M-Sa), D (nightly). $$

Union Square Cafe

Restaurateur Danny Meyer’s hot spot is known for such classics as ricotta gnocchi, roasted monkfish and Berkshire pork chop. Since 1985, Union Square has been treasured for its effortless, friendly service. This is a non-tipping restaurant; hospitality is included. L (M-F) D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$


Seasonal American fare is served in a window-lined, Renzo Piano-designed space located in the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District. This is a non-tipping restaurant; hospitality is included. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$

Up Thai

This wood-paneled, rustic chic Upper East Side restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine, including spring rolls, dumplings and curry dishes like massaman curry made with potatoes, onion, avocado, peanuts and coconut milk. L & D (daily). $$


Named after Chef Justin Smillie’s northern California hometown, this trendy spot features Italian and coastal California-inspired dishes, such as blistered shishito peppers with bottarga (cured fish roe) and a variety of housemade pastas. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su).

Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel

Elaborate housemade specialty cocktails and high-end by-the-glass wines complement an eclectic food menu with a variety of dessert options (lime vanilla créme brûlée; cappuccino panna cotta), at this year-round terrace atop the Kimberly Hotel, with dazzling views of Midtown and the Chrysler Building. D (nightly), Brunch (Su). 

Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel



Heated wood floors and retractable glass ceiling and walls make this rooftop resto/cocktail bar an all-season hotspot, with diners taking in the 360-degree view of the city while indulging in curry-coconut chicken pot pie and a cocktail list filled with cute descriptions. The décor, an unexpcted mix of edgy modern and old school ostentacious, adds to the experience.

Urbanspace Vanderbilt

This food court a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal opens early with breakfast specialties from craft NYC vendors such as Mr. Bing (crepe-style Shanghai-inspired egg dishes) and Ovenly (gourmet donuts), and buzzes midday with many vendors offering beer and wine on happy hour, and NoLita-based Seamore's fishery serving a full bar in a tucked away upstairs lounge-style space overlooking the market. B & L (daily), D (M-F). 

Utsav Indian Bar & Grill

There is a cozy bar and outdoor seating on the lower level and, on the upper level, elegant decor and floor-to-ceiling windows, where you can enjoy savory traditional Indian flavors. Convenient for pre-theater dining. L & D (daily). $$$


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