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NYC’s Best Restaurants with Excellent Nightlife

These one-stop wonders provide delicious meals, fabulous drinks and an evening of fun

Hotel Chantelle

Cuisine: American, French
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Price: $$$ out of $$$$
On an unassuming stretch of Ludlow Street, unmarked doors transport you to vintage Paris on the rooftop of this unique tri-level space. The retractable roof is perfect for all seasons.


Cuisine: Spanish
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Price: $$$ out of $$$$
In a beautiful industrial and raw, yet curated, space in the former Nabisco Factory. Co-chefs & -owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette bring Boston’s Barcelona-style tapas bar to Manhattan.


Cuisine: Japanese
Neighborhood: Nolita
Price: $$$$ out of $$$$
Trendy, fresh and original for 15 years running. The sushi still surprises. The cozy, yet swank, historic brownstone offers a place to see and be seen.

Lounge at BONDST

Cuisine: Japanese
Neighborhood: Nolita
Price: $$$$ out of $$$$
Perfect for a more lively evening. Everything you love about BONDST, in the comfortable confines of the downstairs lounge.


Cuisine: Japanese
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Price: $$$$ out of $$$$
BONDST founder Jonathan Morr strikes again with this subterranean French-Japanese spot located in the Dream Downtown. The velvety lounge space with textured walls and plush banquette seating is so cozy and cool, you’ll lose track of time.

Pearl & Ash

Cuisine: American (New)
Neighborhood: Nolita
Price: $$$ out of $$$$
Fashionable fine dining in a hip, dark, music-filled scene right on the Bowery. One of the city’s most exciting places to drink wine. The 18-page wine list showcases more than 1,000 selections from around the world, including over 100 bottles under $50.


Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Midtown
Price: $$$ out of $$$$
Enter the discreet doorway next to the Paris Theater to mirrored ceilings, sleek bar and sexy vibe. Models and celebs fill the room. You’ve arrived.

Le Jardin Bistro

Cuisine: French
Neighborhood: East Village
Price: $$ out of $$$$
Le Jardin has returned to NYC with a new name after its 15-year stint in the current home of The Cleveland. This new reincarnation serves classic French bistro dishes including steak tartare, cassoulet, bouillabaisse and frisee aux lardons salad.

Miss Lily’s

Cuisine: Jamaican
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Price: $$$ out of $$$$
A Caribbean oasis in the middle of downtown Manhattan. This Jamaican-style casual outpost specializes in a modern approach to classic island cooking. 

The Americano

Cuisine: Eclectic/International
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Price: $$$ out of $$$$
Gallery crowds and the fashion set congregate in this sleek West Chelsea dining room located at the back of the chic Hotel Americano. Sleek black banquettes and lemon chairs signal you’ve arrived.


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