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). $$$


Patrons indulge in homemade pasta, grilled seafood and an array of desserts paired with suggested wines. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun).


Northern Italian dishes are paired with rich wines in a sleek, tiered space. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$$$

Van Leeuwen

This artisan ice cream shop started out of a truck in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2008, and has since expanded to ten brick-and-mortar locations (seven in NYC, four in Manhattan) serving homemade vegan and classic ice creams, milkshakes, sundaes, housemade pastries and coffee from award-winning Brooklyn-based brewers Toby's Estate. B, L & D (daily). 


Downtown cool is embodied at this tapas restaurant-turned-club complete with installation and street art, including an 11-foot tall break dancing bunny sculpture by the Rockwell Group and wall art by Shepard Fairey. D (nightly). $$$


Small plates of crispy veal sweetbreads, candied braised fennel, risotto with English peas and more are complemented by an extensive selection of drinks and handmade spiced doughnuts with pistachio ice cream. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun).

Vanessa's Dumpling House

Soups, sandwiches, Beijing-style buns and the namesake boiled balls of dough are filled with such savory ingredients as pork and chives, Peking duck and shrimp; choose between boiled or fried. L & D (daily). $


Vanessa's Dumplings

A go-to for cheap and tasty Chinese food, Vanessa’s has been serving up inexpensive fresh and homemade dumplings since they opened their first restaurant in Chinatown over 10 years ago. The restaurant—now with a Williamsburg and Union Square location—also sells soups, sesame pancakes, steamed buns, bubble tea and bags of frozen dumplings to take home for later. L&D (daily). $

Vanguard Wine Bar

A mini caviar trio (spoonbill caviar, smoked trout roe, wasabi tobiko, on blintzes créme fraiche and chives,) and an assortment of small flatbread pizzas and open faced mini baguettes are on offer at this wine bar stocking more than 25 wines by the glass. L & D (daily). $$


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