Oyster Bar

OYSTER BAR Inside Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St A New York institution serving oysters since 1913. As you enter the room, the first thing you’ll notice is the cave-like multi-arched ceiling laid with interlocking terracotta tiles. They were created by Rafael Guastavino, whose brickwork can also be found in the Municipal Building, at…

21 Club

21 Club 21 West 52nd St Guarded by lawn jockeys on the balcony above its entrance, 21 Club is an iconic New York restaurant which started as a Prohibition-Era speakeasy. The 21 Club is a “jacket required, jeans not permitted” kind of place with a very expensive menu and an intimidating list of regulars. The…

Delmonico’s

DELMONICO’S 56 Beaver St Delmonico’s, the first fine-dining establishment in the United States, is the birthplace of Eggs Benedict and Baked Alaska. Delmonico’s is an American dining landmark. The restaurant was founded in 1827 by the Delmonico brothers, who came from Switzerland and changed the way America eats. Before Delmonico’s, America did not feed its…

Chumley’s

Chumley’s 86 Bedford St Once a celebrated literary speakeasy, whose patrons defined 20th-century American literature, it is now an upscale restaurant. All one has to do is to find the entrance. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see a Chumley’s door sign. There never was one… A flaming radical, Lee Chumley came to New York…

Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green Central Park West & 67th Street The iconic New York restaurant set in the Central Park, wrapped in history and twinkling lights. Tavern on the Green has been a New York City landmark since 1934. Its remarkable setting within Central Park, large patio wrapped in twinkling lights, and easy elegance provide…

Caffe Reggio

Caffe Reggio 119 MacDougal St Caffe Reggio, the place that introduced America to cappuccino, has been serving it since 1927. Caffe Reggio’s original owner, Domenico Parisi, was a barber who liked serving 10-cent cups of coffee to his customers while they were waiting for a haircut. As it turned out, the coffee business proved more…

Della Robbia Bar

Della Robbia Bar 4 Park Ave at East 33rd St This place features a truly striking vaulted ceiling. Not in the mood for a steak? Stop by anyway and feast your eyes! The Della Robbia Bar is a surviving part of the Della Robbia Grill which, in the 1920s, was considered one of the best…