Whether you’re looking for some of the best Japanese food in NYC or simply a high-class spot, the best fine-dining restaurants in New York have got you covered. I will introduce you some of my favorites in Midtown Manhattan:
Masa (10 Columbus Circle) ***
Masa is undoubtedly the best sushi and Japanese restaurant in NYC. All the dish comes every other day directly from Tokyo Tskuji fish market. Chef Masa Takayama is behind the sushi bar in person preparing and over watching food and service. The offerings are Omakase (no menu) only, with chef-selected meals. Masa garnered the Michelin Guide's highest rating starting with the 2009 guide and was the first Japanese restaurant in the U.S. to do so.
La Grenouille (3 East 52nd Street)
La Grenouille is a historic and award-winning French restaurant. It’s classic and classy. Delicate ravioli is stuffed with chopped lobster hinting of tarragon and dressed with creamy, tart beurre blanc; an exquisitely tender-seared beef filet arrives with pommes Darphin and a lick of perfect sauce au poivre; and for dessert, the île flottante is heaven under a cloud of spun caramel.
Aside from its haute French cuisine, the restaurant is also famous for its lavish floral arrangements.
Majorelle (28 East 63rd Street)
Newly opened Majorelle specializes in French cuisine with a Mediterranean-influence by Charles Masson, former La Grenouille frontman and four-star Chef Christian Delouvrier. Highlights from the menu include foie gras with warm apple délice, roasted chicken with potato mousseline, and rosemary-skewered shrimp with saffron rice. There is even an in-house braiserie, dedicated to making exquisite broths, sauces, and soups.
新开张的Majorelle主打地中海的风味的法国菜，由前La Grenouille主管 Charles Masson和四星大厨Christian Delouvrier管理。推荐菜肴有，温热苹果鹅肝、烤鸡配土豆泥、迷迭香大虾配藏红花饭。店里还有一处专门炖煮高汤、酱料和靓汤的地方。
Its vaulted ceiling, marble columns, and trellised garden with up-lighted fountains set the stage for fine French Cuisine and Service in an atmosphere of harmony and luxury for all the senses.
Daniel (60 East 65th Street) **
Daniel is a New French restaurant, run by French celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud, New York's longest-reigning four-star chef. It is two-star rated by the Michelin Guide.
Daniel是一家新式法国餐馆，由法国知名大厨 Daniel Boulud运营，他也是纽约资历最久的四星厨师。获米其林两星的荣誉。
Behold the striking sea scallop ceviche with red and green sea lettuce, Lilliputian matchsticks of radish and cucumber, a burst of finger lime, and white sturgeon caviar. Young beets are baked in a seaweed-salt crust studded with cardamom and finished tableside with pistachios, chive aïoli and crème fraîche for a presentation that is as theatrical as delicious. They also offer one-of-a-kind Private Dining experience with personal care of your custom printed seasonal menus, specially tailored wine pairings, floral decoration, take home gifts, musical entertainment…etc.
Jean Georges (1 Central Park West) ***
Jean Georges, named after Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is a crown-jewel restaurant of the Trump International Hotel and Tower. It is a three-star rated by the Michelin Guide and is one of the top five best French restaurants in the Americas.
Jean Georges，得名自 Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten，是Trump国际酒店大厦里，餐馆的顶戴明珠。除了享有米其林三星的殊荣，它还是全美前五名的法国餐馆之一。
The top-rated food is breathtaking. Expect to find a wide range of gourmet items—such as Meyer lemon gelée with caviar and crème fraîche and toasted egg yolk caviar with herbs, Santa Barbara sea urchin, Veal Milanese and Maine lobster presented on custom-designed Bernardaud dinnerware, velvety foie gras terrine with spiced fig jam coated in a thin brûlée shell…etc.
Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges is one of the leading figures in the modern Dessert Revolution and arguably the most influential dessert chef working today. Typically, any meal at Jean Georges ends with one of four dessert tastings — four dishes united by a single theme. Later Pastry Chef Joe Murphy, who has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the US Pastry Competition, takes over and continues the tradition and more classic.
Jean Georges的面点大师Johnny Iuzzini是现代甜点开发浪潮中的领军人物，也是当今备受瞩目和最具影响力的甜品师。Jean Georges的就餐体验，通常都已四组甜品中的一组收尾，以四道甜品构成的一个主题，称为四重奏。其后由面点大师Joe Murphy接棒延续了Jean George的传统，并将其发扬光大，他在美国面点大赛中获得过终身成就奖。
Once you've experienced the highest standards in quality and service in NYC with impeccable details and flavors, your taste buds will be spoiled! I adore this neighborhood. I adore New York City and its top-notch cuisines.