Restaurants in Midtown Manhattan: Our Top Picks
Whether you’re a native New Yorker or just traveling through Manhattan on your first trip, you’ve been to Midtown Manhattan. In this neighborhood, you’ll find a little bit of everything. Of course you’ll find Glenwood’s luxury New York City apartments, but you’ll also find plenty to see and do in Midtown Manhattan as well! You’ll find plenty of restaurants in Midtown NYC, but it can certainly be difficult deciding where to go, especially if it’s your first time to New York. Of course, we have a few recommendations for you. Once you’ve decided, we’d love to know what you thought and what your recommendations are for the best dining in NYC. Be sure to check out our top picks for dining on the Upper East Side, as well as the best Upper West Side Restaurants.
Golosi Artisan Pizza & Gelato
Since our first discovery of this artisan pizza and gelato spot, they have moved a little closer to our Upper East Side Manhattan real estate. When we first visited Golosi, it was located south of Grand Central and had a second location somewhere in the mid-30’s. We thought both locations were in sort of odd spots and remembered thinking “we can’t imagine there’s enough pedestrian traffic and local ‘regulars’s at night to support yet another frozen-treat place in a city that’s increasingly becoming the frozen-treat capital of the universe.” So, if they’ve moved out of Midtown Manhattan, why are we listing them in our top picks for Midtown? Golosi is that good, that’s why.
Try These Flavors from Golosi
We tried six or seven flavors at Golosi and we can tell you that they are very serious about their gelato. We recommend the Dulce de Leche, Ferrero Rocher, Watermelon, Lemon Strawberry and Pink Grapefruit. If you’re feeling like it, we also think you should try Birthday Cake, Aloe Vera, and Red Bull.
We still have yet to try the artisan pizza from Golosi, but if they create their pizza like they create their gelato, we’re sure it will not disappoint!
Casellula Cheese and Wine Café
If you’re in Midtown Manhattan and looking to eat lots of good cheese dishes, and drink lots of good wine, then Casellula Cheese and Wine Café is the restaurant in Midtown NYC. Casellula is the ideal place in Midtown Manhattan to grab an after-work, pre- or post-theater drink . As far as food goes, we recommend just about everything on the menu, but if they’re offering a “composed cheese plate” when you visit, go for that.
Restaurants in Midtown NYC: Ma Peche
Perhaps we’re a little biased to be suggesting Ma Peche as a top pick of restaurant in Midtown NYC. It’s just that we feel like we’ve followed chefs David Chang, Christina Tosi and anyone else involved with Momofuku just about everywhere. There’s the cake truffles at Momofuku Milk Bar in the East Village, and there’ss a Momofuku on the Upper West Side, serving up all of the treats you’ve come to expect from Chang and Tosi. The ice cream at Momofuku is some of the best we’ve ever tasted, but then again we love everything at Momofuku. That’s why we feel a little bit biased suggesting Ma Peche. The restaurant’s entrance is an outpost of Milk Bar where you can sample some of Christina Tosi’s amazing cookies, cakes, pies and the delicious ice cream. That’s why we keep saying Ma Peche AKA Momofuku Midtown.
Try These Dishes from Ma Peche
- Xa Lach Frisee
- Chou-fleur Chien
- Cotelletes de Porc
- Bahn Mi Maison
Ramen in Midtown Manhattan: Totto Ramen & Tabata Noodle
Located on the western edge of Midtown, Totto Ramen is among the best ramen in NYC. Ramen is one of our favorite dishes when the weather tends to be slushy and filled with sleet and snow. Totto may be better than even some of the best ramen in the East Village. Yes, it may even be better than Momofuku Noodle Bar.
Also in Midtown is Tabata Noodle Ramen. Here is where they serve up one of our favorite ramen bowls. That is the Tabata Ramen, a bowl of soup that coconut milk has been added to. The noodles firm and chewy, the chicken spicy and tender, and the hard-boiled eggs cooked just right. The only downside to Tabata Noodle is that it may seem a bit out of the way unless you’re a resident of Glenwood’s Emerald Green.
Casa Nonna: a Midtown Manhattan Restaurant Near Emerald Green
Living in Glenwood’s luxury New York City apartment, Emerald Green you are very close to some excellent pizza. The Napolitan-style pies at Casa Nonna stand up to some of the best in New York City. We recommend the Parma pie and the Barbabietole.
So now that we’ve told you our favorite restaurants in Midtown Manhattan, what do you think? What are your favorite spots in NYC?
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