For a five-course feast, Luthun, the East Village’s latest hotspot, serves up unique plates which features an array of spices, so you can explore both regional and international flavors and textures. Their two-hour $68 tasting menu will take you one tasty and adventurous culinary tour. You can also enjoy the Chef’s Pass, which offers additional dishes, as well as a vegetarian menu. Chefs Arjuna Bull and Nahid Ahmed, who have worked at some of the world’s most famed restaurants, including Café Gray, El Bulli and Lespinasse, now use their own unique techniques and flavor profile, which they call “Modern Global Fare.” Their creative cuisine, which is comprised of locally sourced ingredients, ensure a mouthwatering and memorable dining experience. Many of their dishes are inspired by methods from around the world. Sample menus include Fushka with panipuri, sprouts and tamarind, as well as Mackerel made with fermented pineapple, nigella and grenada chile. You can also try their tomato course with salted plum, rose and onion, as well as Beef with aromatic jus, cream of shiitake and long bean. Their refreshing and flavorful Frozen Yogurt features semi-dried berries and sansho pepper granita.
432 E 13th St.
New York, NY 10009
Step into a bygone era of Art Deco elegance at Bar Shun. Evoking a genteel time reminiscent of the Great Gatsby, this intimate cocktail lounge is located on the second floor of the gleaming new tower at 53rd and Lexington adjacent to Shun Restaurant. High ceilings, dim rose colored lights, sumptuous banquettes, smoked mirrors add to the allure and romance of a glamorous new aerie in Midtown. The cocktail and bar menus are inspired by French and Japanese influences that blend seamlessly together. Try a bespoke cocktail that melds East and West such as the Zen Garden Martini made with gin, and a Nori and cilantro infused sake, or a take on a Manhattan with Suntory whiskey, Mancino Sakura Vermouth, and Campari. Tasty delights from their bar snack menu include shrimp gaufrette flavored with curry, a croque monsieur, and codfish brandade croquette.
610 Lexington Ave.
New York, New York10022
Round Table Room at The Algonquin Hotel
Dine on fine fare like a famous writer at the Algonquin Hotel’s revered Round Table Room, where the likes of Dorothy Parker and George Kaufman used to chow down. The cozy spot located in the lobby of the hotel serves us scrumptious bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With everything from their Pulled Duck Confit Quesadilla to their Braised Short Rib with colorful root vegetables and cauliflower puree, you can enjoy delectable dishes surrounded by the hotel’s historic artifacts and even their own resident cat! The 16oz Dry Aged Bone-in Ribeye served with rustic Yukon mash and vegetable du jour with a merlot jus and Marinated Miso Striped Bass with pencil asparagus and butternut squash puree highlight their tasty take on American fare. You’ll definitely feel like you’re going back in time as you try their tasty dishes which are inspired by the culinary creations of the early 1920s, with an innovative twist, of course. After all, Chef Henderson Catlyn puts her own spin on traditional classics. They have also introduced three signature cocktails, each named in honor of one of the members of The Round Table. The drinks are served in limited-edition coupe glasses etched with The Round Table insignia that guests can even take home with them – a memento of your mouthwatering experience! The “Dorothy Parker” incorporates specialty blend of Dorothy Parker New York Gin Round Table Reserve, which was made exclusively for the hotel to celebrate The Round Table Centennial. Only one barrel of the gin, which rested in a vermouth barrel from the Lustau family in Spain, is available.
59 W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
Raise a glass to great food at Roasted Masala, a family-owned and operated restaurant that brings the unique flavors of Indian cuisine to life! Indulge in incredible Indian cuisine with carefully crafted dishes that are always cooked up with love and care. Try their authentic classics including the baadshah platter, lamb cafreal, XecXec crab curry and other complex dishes from centuries-old recipes. Their Chicken Malai Kabab and Recheado Shrimp, made with curry leaves, goan chili and vinegar, as well as their savory samosas, will have you saying more please all meal long! Their palatable plates, made with natural ingredients and fresh spices and aromatic herbs from India, will heighten your senses. They might not have alcoholic beverages, but their Mango Lassi will make any dish even more delicious. Manager and co-founder Samson Severes comes from a family of restauranteurs in India, and will make you feel like family from the moment you enter Roasted Masala. This comfortable and intimate dining spot even has a Head Tandoor chef – get ready for your taste buds to be tantalized!
914 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10025
Experience modern Hawaiian cuisine like never before at East Village restaurant Noreetuh. Their mouthwatering menu features scrumptious musubi selections, including sweet summer corn musubi with chipotle mayo, spicy spam musubi with pickled jalapeno and soy mayo, and the popular miyazaki a5 wagyu musubi, made with spicy peppers and peppercorn sauce. Other specialties include their pineapple braised pork belly with fresh corn polenta and pickled mushrooms, as well as chow noodles made with spiced tofu, morels, snap peas and jalapeno. Dig into their delicious desserts, especially the pineapple upside down cake with coconut and pineapple ice cream. You can dine like an A-lister at this stylish spot, especially with their award-winning wine list by General Manager and Co-Owner Jin Ahn. Try one of their 200 selections, as well as specialty sake. Relax in their comfortable atmosphere, where you can enjoy artfully crafted fair and unparalleled wine pairings with no pretension! Noreetuh, which means playground in Korean, also offers a semi-private dining area for your special occasion.
128 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10009
David Burke Tavern
Famed chef and restauranteur David Burke heads up this cozy yet chic bi-level space on the tony Upper East Side. Enjoy classic American favorites such as and an extensive wine list. Situated on the first two stories of a stately townhouse, you can enjoy a lively bar scene and tasty dishes at this tavern which also boasts two dining rooms and several private spaces, including a chef’s studio and Himalayan salt booth, making it the perfect place for any occasion. Stop by for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, or their famous five-course wine dinners. Try an array of creative creations paired with wines from the evening’s featured winery. Their last wine dinner, which was held in Chef Burke’s chef studio, featured dishes prepared by both Chef Burke and Chef Carmine DiGiovanni. The studio, featuring some of Burke’s favorite pieces of art plus a cozy fireplace, was the perfect setting for the wine dinner, which featured wines from Jean Edwards Cellar, with owners John and Karen Troisi walking diners through each pairing. Courses included a Pastrami and Salmon Layer Cake with Pickled Mustard Seeds, Preserved Lemon, Everything Dosa and Whipped Mascarpone with a 2017 Gold Coast Vineyard Chardonnay. The Striped Bass, served with Heirloom Tomatoes, Zucchini Chips and Eggplant was as much of a standout as the 2015 Malbec it paired with.
135 E 62nd St.
New York, NY 10065