Restaurants & Bars

Eat and drink nearby.

Wine and dine in Midtown East.


Lucky for you, Midtown East is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in all of Manhattan. No matter where you go in New York, there are gems to be had. Whether you're looking for some fine French cuisine or the best slice of pie (pizza) in the area, our staff is happy to give you some recommendations. It's our job to make sure that you have the best experience possible in NYC. Part of that is making sure that you eat and drink well.

We've taken the liberty of combing through all of the restaurants and ratings that we've seen from customers and blogs alike. While we're at it, we've sent our team out and about to try all of the options in walking distance.

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Our Recommendations


Breakfast & Brunch


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Little Collins on Lexington


Little Collins opened its doors on Lexington Avenue, serving up fresh brews to caffeine-loving New Yorkers, in 2013. We recommend the affogato and smashed avocado. Fair warning – it’s busy in the mornings, so you might not get a place to sit (but you can always take it to go).


Ess-a-Bagel


Think everything bagels, and Ess-a-Bagel’s got you covered. Get the signature favorite with everything on it, or the schmear with lox and scallions. They also serve a mean cappuccino, and if you’d like to pick up plain, freshly baked bagels for your own sandwiches, there’s an express line for that!
ess-a-bagel bagel

Lunch


My Pie Pizzeria

My Pie Pizzeria Romana


The creation of My Pie's pizzas requires a different baking process. Each pizza's top and bottom parts are cooked at different temperature levels in our unique electric and environment-friendly, Italian pizza oven.This is a family favorite for locals and tourists alike.

Fig & Olive


Step into Fig & Olive and you'll be taken to the Mediterranean. This restaurant gives a chic ambiance and blends it with classic Mediterranean fare with a twist.
Fig & Olive

Little Tong Noodle Shop

Little Tong Noodle Shop


The popular East Village hub run by Simone Tong serves up a fare that’s not often seen in the area – Yunnan Chinese soups. The grandma chicken mixian is the crowd favorite, but we’d also recommend the beef shank melt, featuring cured, succulent braised beef, curds, and spicy mayo, all enveloped in scallion pancakes.

P.J. Clarke’s


This legendary burger joint boasts the standout burger that was once famously dubbed the “Cadillac of Burgers” by none other than Nat King Cole himself. No wonder it’s considered one of the city’s best patties.
P.J. Clarke's burger

Naya

Naya


This upscale Lebanese eatery offers a wide range of soups, salads, and entrees. Try their daily specials like stuffed beef baby aubergine with pine nuts, and weekday prix fixe lunches (that include 3 mezzes, plus an entrée or sandwich). Naya also has a fast-food avatar called “Naya Express” for wraps and platters, when you’re on the go.

Happy Hour


Overlook NYC

Overlook NYC


Go to Overlook for their big, juicy, meaty burgers and lip-smacking wings. Since it’s a sports bar, you’ll likely run into the Chicago Bears, Cubs or Islanders fans during season time. Overlook’s décor is super quirky too, with a huge wall devoted entirely to cartoons. They have 2-for-1 deals on drinks during weekdays, from 2 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.

Dinner


The National

The National


Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings at The National his vision of a contemporary NYC Grand Café to life. The menu offers Zakarian's signature Modern American cuisine - a style of cooking that has earned him critical acclaim. Zakarian’s cuisine is fresh and accessible, concentrating on seasonal ingredients prepared with classic techniques.


Hachibei


Unagi-Ya Hachibei is a Japanese restaurant that’s known all over the city for its signature grilled eel (featured in Times critic Pete Wells’ Top 10 Dishes of all of 2018). You can enjoy it as part of a $65 “small set,” served over rice, sauce, with a salad, pickles, and soup, or the $95 “large set” in which you’ll also get to feast on deep-fried eel bones, eel liver and dessert.
Hachibei

Aburiya Kinnosuke

Aburiya Kinnosuke


Picture an intimate setting with dark mahogany wood, mood lighting and a smorgasbord of inventive, but flavorful and comforting food – that’s Aburiya Kinnosuke. Enjoy an array of proteins like Wagyu beef, lamb chops, or raw sashimi seafood, miso black cod, and uni. From the sides, we loved the clam soup and selection of tempura-fried dishes. Perfect for date night!