Unique Restaurants & Dining Experience in NYC

Looking for a unique dining experience? Here are a few restaurant options in New York City to consider:


With its chic yellow and grey décor and Mediterranean cuisine, Boulud Sud at 20 W 64th Street on the Upper West Side is the perfect spot for dinner, before catching an evening performance at the nearby Lincoln Center. The fixed price, pre-theatre, 3 course meal served daily between 5:00pm and 7:00pm with the exception of Sunday focuses on seafood, grilled lamb and fresh vegetables and is good value for tourists at $60 US.


New York has many gourmet restaurants. Nerai on East 54th provides a new and sophisticated approach to traditional Greek food. The chefs specialize in seafood, which is flown in daily from all corners of the globe. Try New Zealand pink snapper or Maine lobster in one of Nerai’s two elegant dining rooms.

Small Bites

At 284 3rd Avenue, you can find Vitis La Vineria, a small but classy wine bar with an extensive menu of small plates of locally sourced food. Or visit Anfora http://www.anforanyc.com to share a plate of assorted cheeses, meats, salads or crostini. Enjoy with an on tap beer or a glass of wine.

Typical American Food

For a unique experience, try a tasting meal at the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side. Enjoy the traditional foods brought to New York by a variety of immigrant groups, and understand how these traditional foods have influenced and become a part of today’s American cuisine. This tasting tour is available on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

If you want to try out any of these unique eating places, it’s best to make an online reservation before leaving home. Popular spots are usually busy. Or drop by Vitis La Vineria, which only takes reservations for large groups.

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