The Palm Too has been open since 1973, and it looks like it hasn’t changed much since then. It’s an old-fashioned steakhouse with white tablecloths and walls covered in caricatures of loyal customers, and it’s a solid place to bring someone who wants a classic NYC experience that’s still convenient to the train. The lightly charred steaks are excellent, the food is otherwise mostly just fine, and everything is a little pricey. But it’s a unique spot that feels like a brief trip back to the time when people wore hats to work and drank martinis at lunch.
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An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
Bill's Bar & Burger
We had hoped that instead of conforming to Midtown, Bill’s Bar and Burger would make Midtown conform to it. It did not.
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Crave is a laid-back seafood restaurant that takes you out of the misery of Midtown East.
These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
While the burger and the brunch menu are great, the rest of the menu at Cafe Colette falls short.
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Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger is a New York City steakhouse institution, and eating here is an experience unlike any other in the city.
Quality Italian is a neo-classic Italian restaurant in Midtown melded with a steakhouse. We like it for the variety on the menu and the massive space.
Bowery Meat Company
An East Village steakhouse that doesn’t really feel like a steakhouse. And that’s a good thing.
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