If the Theater District were a high school, Nizza would be the prom queen. But let’s be clear: the Theater District would not be a very cool high school. We’re talking maybe 75 students, and no one’s heard of The Clash. Still, Nizza’s got a lot going for it: good atmosphere, above-average Italian food, and even some outdoor seating. If you’re looking for a downtown restaurant in Midtown, this is the place for you.
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Legacy Records is a big restaurant in Hudson Yards from the team behind Pasquale Jones and Charlie Bird. It’s pricey, but worth it.
Bocca di Bacco
Midtown wine bars are pretty high up there on the list of places you won't find us hanging out. Read away for the many reasons why. But thanks to good food and a good crowd, Bocca Di Bacco is the exception.
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Frankies (570) Spuntino
While this isn’t a must visit, Frankies 570 is a reliable option that will be consistently packed with carb seeking humanity who might just appreciate the fact that Grateful Dead’s American Beauty is playing in full.
Is it a restaurant? Is it a wine bar? Nobody may ever know. But there is one thing we do know - it's too pricey, whatever it is.
An alpha-dog hot spot that most people around town will passionately defend as the best of it’s kind, even though the service is cold and the food heavy handed and extravagant.
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Year after year, Esca remains in the conversation of the NYC elite. It’s always jam packed, mostly with the business and commuter crowd.
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.
Sushi of Gari 46
A Midtown West/Times Square location of this classic New York sushi restaurant. Sushi of Gari is a solid option for the area.
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