Seasonal is the key word at restaurateur Danny Meyer’s classic establishment, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014 and still remains as packed as ever. The spring menu might bring sunchoke (Jerusalem artichoke) salads, spring shoots and root vegetables to the prix fixe and six-course tasting menu. Pull a power play or impress a lunch guest by booking for this in the traditional, reservations-only dining room or dine à la carte in the tavern or at the bar — either way, it’s ideal for a celebratory occasion: birthday, anniversary or perhaps your first or last night in New York.
The Flatiron District, named for the iconic skyscraper on 5th Avenue, provides both a cross-section of Manhattan (office buildings and public transport abound) and a respite from the hustle and bustle, care of the gorgeous Madison Square Park.
42 East 20th Street (between Broadway and Park Ave)
+1 212 477 0777