The 10 places every gentleman should have dinner in New York

New York is perhaps the world’s preeminent city – ‘a castle in the sky, one mile high’, as a Bronx hip hop artist once observed. The towering metropolis is mesmerising from start to finish, and when you dine there you’ll want to make sure that you absorb as much of the city’s extraordinary ambience as possible. He are a selection of the best places to have dinner…


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John’s is an iconic New York institution, frequented by the rich and famous despite its ramshackle appearance. For those looking for that authentic Italian-American pizza experience in NYC, look no further than this characterful restaurant.

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Chelsea Market is a must for anybody visiting New York and is beloved by all Manhattanites. The enclosed food court has restaurants for all tastes, seafood, pasta, Thai, pies and crepes are just a few of the culinary delights on offer – the only problem is choosing what to go for…

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Widely regarded as one of the world’s best steakhouses, Club A is quite simply an extraordinary restaurant. The atmosphere is romantic, the service is exemplary and the steaks are simply perfection.

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To call Juni a great asian fusion restaurant would be to do it a great disservice – it’s so much more than that. The chef, Shaun Hergatt, is a visionary who has unique ways of sourcing and preparing Juni’s delightful food.

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This charming, Italian restaurant in Williamsburg doesn’t have the ‘shabby-chic’ vibe that many Brooklyn establishments have, and is all the better for it. Serving terrific, unpretentious food from the old country, the chefs here really know what they’re doing.

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For a city as tall as NYC, it has surprisingly few high rise eateries but The View, situated in Midtown Manhattan, is way up on the 48th floor. It rotates a full 360 degrees every hour, affording a great panoramic view of Manhattan and beyond.

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There are few restaurants that have perfected the ever-changing ‘seasonal’ menu, but Colicchio & Sons have created an exceptional carte du jour, featuring the finest in contemporary American cuisine. It’s open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, and has a wide selection of wine and craft beer.

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It’s easy to forget how big Central Park is and just how cathartic the getting off the street can be. The Loeb Boathouse is in the centre of Central Park by the cool waters of the lake and it’s perfect for dinner on a summer’s eve.

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Robert De Niro is an investor, so many film fans flock here to enjoy the mediterranean cuisine that the world’s greatest actor is offering. The Tribeca Grill has an opulent, highly decorative interior and is a must visit restaurant for art-lovers and foodies alike.

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Brooklyn’s vibrant restaurant scene continues to grow and Traif is one of the most interesting joints in the borough. Fun, eclectic and unashamedly trendy – the Jewish owner apparently sought to bring Hasidism and hipsters together and it seems to be working.

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