70 "Special Occasions" restaurants in New York.
Guan Fu is an excellent Szechuan restaurant in Flushing where you’ll want to take your top ten favorite people on the planet.
Farra is a wine bar in Tribeca from the people behind (temporarily closed) Atera. Order the scallop fried rice.
Bamboo Garden is a Cantonese spot with excellent dim sum and roast pork in Sunset Park.
Le Crocodile is a French restaurant in the bottom of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Stop by, eat some chicken, and admire the high ceilings.
Verōnika is an Eastern European restaurant in a photography museum in Gramercy that’s perfect for a special occasion meal.
Divya’s Kitchen is a vegan spot in the East Village that proves meatless lasagna can be a beautiful thing.
Plant Food + Wine is a great spot to drink wine and eat fancy vegan food in the East Village.
Red Paper Clip serves a very good six-course tasting menu for $95 in a bare West Village space.
If you’re looking for steak in Williamsburg, Peter Luger is the obvious answer. But DeStefano’s also serves great steak, and its worth a visit.
Bocaditos Bistro is a Latin restaurant in Inwood that could work for big group celebrations or a casual date night.
Minton’s Playhouse is a famous jazz bar in Harlem that’s connected to The Cecil Steakhouse.
Akrotiri is an upscale Greek spot in Astoria where you can get a whole fish, some lobster pasta, or a very good plate of octopus.
Bahari Estiatorio is a Greek spot in Astoria that’s great for big groups.
The Fulton in the South Street Seaport is where you should go to eat phenomenal seafood while looking out at the Brooklyn Bridge.