The dining room at Pera is long and sleek, with plenty of big tables for groups and an open kitchen in the back. And the Mediterranean food here is pretty solid - try the big lamb kebab and the hummus served with paper-thin pita. Will everything cost a little more than you want it to? Of course. This is Midtown. But you can get a table easily, and it’s a perfectly good spot for an upscale meal with some people who aren’t necessarily your best friends. Clients, for example, or some nice strangers you met on an airplane.
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Five years after it opened, the original location of Totto Ramen is still packed pretty much all of the time. That's because it's still awesome.
Turntable Chicken Jazz
Party time fried chicken in Midtown that’s absurdly addicting and a fun place to eat food if you don’t take yourself too seriously.
Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte
Le Relais De Venise L’Entrecôte is a French restaurant in Midtown East where the only thing on the menu is very good steak frites.
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Hart’s is a tiny place in Bed-Stuy with some surprisingly good food. The menu changes often, but they always play early 2000′s R&B.
HaSalon is a party restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen where you can dance on tables after eating enjoyable but very expensive Israeli food.
We found ourselves enjoying the food at Naya quite a bit. However, the space is about ten feet wide and looks like a high-end shower.
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The Smith Midtown
If Midtown East is the final frontier of food-obsessed New York City, The Smith Midtown is the Starship Enterprise.
Even though it's in Midtown, this multi-level meat market serves up one of our favorite steaks in town, and it's not what you might expect from a steakhouse in the area.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
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