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TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York
TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York

TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York

It’s not just about food when you are looking for dinner. Restaurants are the place where you taste some of the most amazing dishes and wine. Due to that, we know how important is having a best-looking interior at the restaurant to have those dining experiences and New York Design Agenda needs to share those experiences with you.

TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York

So from, the world’s original provider of user-generated content, which provides trusted and accurate restaurant ratings and curated restaurant reviews for thousands of top restaurants worldwide, you have a list from TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York.

Take a look below and let us know your opinion and your experiences with some amazing design restaurants around New York City:


“Sublime from start to finish”, David Bouley’s “stunning” TriBeCa mother ship conjures “magic” with “nuanced”, “flawless” French cuisine, a “glorious” setting, and pro service that “borders on mind-reading”. P.S. a new, eight-seat ‘chef’s pass’ table offers pricey multi-course tasting menus.

163 Duane St.

TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York
TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York
TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York

Le Bernardin

“Formidable” is the consensus on this newly renovated, drop-dead “gorgeous” Midtown French seafooder via Maguy LeCoze and chef Eric Ripert, where the nuanced cooking is so “dazzling” that it’s taken Top Food and Most Popular honors in this Survey; “starchy” service, a “reverential” crowd and a “civilized” milieu combine for an “unforgettable” dining experience, and though the prix fixe–only menus come dear, the $70 lunch is a relative bargain – and it’s now possible to eat à la carte in the new, non-reserving lounge; P.S. there’s party space upstairs.

155 West 51st St.

TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York
TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York


“Really, the name says it all” about this Palace Hotel “stunner” geared to the “splurging foodie” with its “sensational” prix fixe–only New American cuisine and “fantasy wine list”, not to mention the “exquisite” “mansion” setting and service “fit for a king and queen”; no surprise, the prices are “equally fantastic”, but one way or another it’s sure to put a shine on your day.

455 Madison Ave.

TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York
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La Grenouille

Just about “every superlative” applies to Charles Masson’s “luxuriant” Midtown standard-bearer – the last (and best) of NYC’s great classic French restaurants – from the “sublime” haute cuisine and “seamless service” to the “gorgeous floral displays” and overall sense of “ancien régime splendor”; now in its 50th year, this “time-tested” indulger of “expensive tastes” can be experienced at a “bargain” $36 lunch in the upstairs room; P.S. jackets required.

3 East 52nd St.

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TOP 10 Best-Looking Restaurants in New York

Eleven Madison Park

“Top of the line” all the way, this New French “experience” on Madison Square Park is “exquisite from beginning to end”, matching chef Daniel Humm’s “exhilarating” tasting menu–only cuisine with “world-class” service (“even the busboys have Cornell degrees”) in a “majestic” “art deco” space; surveyors split on the “cryptic” new “sudoku”-card menu format (“an engaging adventure” vs. “precious”), and, of course, tabs are “in the stratosphere.”

11 Madison Ave.

Eleven Madison Park
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River Cafe

“Million-dollar” views of Lower Manhattan, “lovingly prepared” New American food, “first-class service” and “fragrant flowers” are the draws at Buzzy O’Keeffe’s “enchanting” Dumbo water’s edge standby; even though the $100 prix fixe–only dinner may be a “splurge”, most feel it’s a fair price in exchange for experiencing the “essence of romance” or a perfect private party.

1 Water St.

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“When you want the best of everything”, Daniel Boulud’s “stately” East Side namesake delivers the goods, “perennially” inspiring “superlatives” for its “breathtaking” New French prix fixes, “stellar wine list” and “world-class service”; at the “zenith of formal” dining (“jackets required”) with prices to match, it’s “worth every centime” to “celebrate in style”; P.S. the slightly less “lavish” lounge menu is à la carte.”

60 East 65th St.


Four Seasons

A “timeless classic”, this “stunning” Midtown modernist “landmark” designed by Philip Johnson and stewarded by Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini “continues to shine” with “top-level” New American food delivered by super-“pro” servers; whether dining in the “buzzing” Grill Room with its “quintessential NY power” scene or in the “elegant”, more ladylike Pool Room, you’re “splurging on perfection” – likewise they have fine party spaces; P.S. jackets (with deep pockets) required.

99 East 52nd St.

Four Seasons Pool Room Toward Park

Per Se

“Fine dining” is alive and well at Thomas Keller’s “otherworldly” aerie in the Time Warner Center, a “destination restaurant if there ever was one”, featuring “wonderfully orchestrated” French–New American meals; granted, the $295 prix fixe charge strikes some as “outlandish”, but à la carte small plates are available in the salon, and there are the added perks of “classic” Central Park views and “second-to-none” service (fittingly rated No. 1 in this Survey); it’s a “lengthy experience”, but not that expensive on an hourly basis.

10 Columbus Circle

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With “stunning” views of Central Park and the UWS “cityscape”, “fantabulous” Asian–New American fusion fare and near-“flawless” service, this “jewel box” in the Mandarin Oriental (once again voted No. 1 for Decor) is “stratospheric” all around; it’s “like eating on a cloud” – and though “expensive” prix fixe–only dinner tabs rain on some parades, the $34 lunch is a “deal.”

80 Columbus Circle

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