The New York’s food culture has been influenced by the different dining patrons of the various ethnic groups that have entered the United States through the city.
New York is a restaurant Mecca, with more than 20,000 restaurants, every block seems to house at least one, thanks to the abundance of restaurants; visitors can find both exotic food and down-home cooking nearby to you. There is no problem in getting something to eat even at 03:00 am; there is probably a restaurant next to you. Surely you’ll be hand pressed to choose where to eat during your stay.
There are many types of restaurants, ranging from the street food stalls serving traditional hot dogs, to the most expensive and exclusive restaurants that offer the finest haute cuisine in the United States, where make a reservation in advance is an obligation, even in the hottest spots, reservations need to be made months in advance.
The New York City Restaurant Week is a popular event which takes place twice a year in January and June/July to entice both residents and visitors to experience some of New York’s finest food at a fraction of the regular price of the dishes. Approximately 200 world class restaurants; such as Alto, Alfama, 21 Club, 5 Ninth; take part in the popular “Restaurant Week”, you may need to book a table at some of the most popular participating restaurants. For loving food visitors, there is no doubt that New York City Restaurant Week is the best time to visit New York City.
Tipping is obligatory; the amount is at least 15% or 20% for average service, the easiest thing to do is to double the tax on the bill. Some restaurants include a service charge on your bill, check the bill carefully and if the service charge is included, there is no need to tip. Smoking is not allowed in any restaurant in the city, some restaurants allow light up at back-gardens adapted for this. Leave $1 per item for the checkroom attendant.
Some restaurants that deserve individual mention include:
||155 West 51st Street. New York City
|The Four Seasons
||99 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
|Gotham Bar & Grill
||12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
||21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
||75 Washington Pl, New York
|Tavern On the Green
||Central Park at West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
|The Museum of Modern Art
||9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
|Garage Restaurant & Café
||99 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
|Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant
||42 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019
||402 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014 at 8th St.
|The Russian Tea Room
||150 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
|The Rainbow Room
||30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112
||234 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
||102 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
||110 Waverly Place, New York
||(212) 777 0303
||34 E 61st St, New York, NY 10021
||11 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
||551 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
||5 Ninth Avenue, NY