To keep tabs on every New York restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s
Upper East Side
You’re here because: It’s the old Four Seasons space, as renovated by the party responsible for big hits like Dirty French, Parm and
You’re dining on: Elegant old-school eats like oysters, pheasant with black truffles, venison
99 East 52nd Street (map)
You’re here because: You missed people-watching from the Grand Central icon in its Jazz Age and mid-century heydays … and it’s back.
You’re dining on: Classic cocktails like the Aviation (Nolet’s Gin, crème de violette, Maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon), the John Campbell’s Martini and Negronis. And if you don’t have to run to catch a train, settle in for the Butcher’s Block, with charcuterie and country pâté.
15 Vanderbilt Avenue (map)
You’re here because: It’s seasonal, approachable and convenient. Excellent
132 4th Avenue (map)
You’re here because: The world cannot get enough poke.
You’re dining on: The signature bowl with yellowfin tuna, cucumber, cilantro, scallions, avocado, edamame, shiitake mushrooms, taro chips, nori, spicy
1700 Broadway (map)
You’re here because: You have had your fill of Nathan’s and this joint has five distinctly different concepts under one roof. See also: full service.
You’re dining on: A surf-and-turf prime burger with grilled shrimp, grilled pineapple, smoked bacon,
3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn (map)
You’re here for: A beautiful revamp of a Chelsea icon.
210 10th Avenue (map)
You’re here because: The creators of Eleven Madison Park noticed that sometimes you don’t have time for a $295 tasting menu, so they brought you something fast and casual.
You’re dining on: Lunch, most likely consisting of $12-$15 hits like the roast chicken and spring veg salad, quinoa falafel and hangar steak with crispy rice. Treating oneself to the milk-and-honey soft serve is also highly advised.
8 West 28th Street (map)