William's Restaurant

A Wall Street staple serves short rib ravioli with fresh horseradish, lobster and shrimp cannelloni and pastrami-spiced Atlantic salmon in its elegant room, and classic martinis in the circular bar, where they can watch the day’s quotes flicker by. B & D (daily), L (Mon-Fri).

Wo Hop

Established in 1938, this subterranean Cantonese joint is a popular NYC late-night hangout, staying open 24 hours a day and serving roasted duck lo mein, vegetable chow fun, chicken with oyster sauce over rice and other classic dishes. For those seeking less "buzz" and more intimacy, a dining room is available upstairs. L & D (daily). $

Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Large portions of USDA-prime steaks, plus wild salmon, yellowfin and lobster, are served in a dramatic vaulted dining room. L & D (daily).

Woodpecker by David Burke

Celebrity chef/entrepeneur David Burke offers his signature specialties—bacon clothesline; hay-smoked lamb chops—in an airy space with a long, winding bar and late-night happy hour food specials. L & D (daily). 

World Yacht

Diners sail around New York City on furnished, fully equipped luxury boats, taking in the spectacular skyline while supping on Chef Denis Weeks’ seasonal cuisine. L (Sat), D (nightly) & brunch (Sun). $$$

Yakitori Totto

Fermented salmon and flame-pickled mackeral kindle diners’ appetites for the 30-plus namesake skewered menu items, including scallops, pork neck and miso eggplant. L (Mon-Fri), D (nightly).

Yaso Tangbao

Savory Shanghai street-foods—pan-fried baos; sticky rice dumplings; sweet and sour pork ribs—served all day in a modern and casual bi-level space, three blocks from Grand Central Terminal. B, L & D (daily). 

Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery

This knishery started with a pushcart in 1890 and has been operating in the same space since 1910. Knishes—from traditional to creative (jalapeño and cheddar) to sweet (cherry with cream)—are served up fresh and hot all day at this Lower East Side institution. B, L & D (daily). $

Zai Lai

Homestyle Taiwanese offerings—heritage pork and ginger meatballs; slow-braised beef shank noodles; scallion pancakes and rice porridge for breakfast—inside the Turnstyle Underground Market adjacent to the Columbus Circle subway hub. B (M-F), L & D (M-Sa). $$


Hearty all-natural kobe, sirloin or turkey burgers, as well as organic chicken breast, ham, cheese and classic BLT sandwiches, served on slightly sweet Portuguese muffins. B, L & D (daily). $$


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