Restaurants Around Central Park
Visitors have many dining options even before entering Central Park. Good restaurants, from casual to fine dining and everything in between, are abundant in the Central Park area. Some of these favorites include:
- SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant $$$$
Location: 154 Central Park South
SOUTHGATE offers a variety of unique, delicious flavors in an upscale, inviting atmosphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, with spectacular Central Park views, a cozy fireplace and a talented staff of first-rate chefs.
- Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien $
Location: 119 W 56th St
Located inside the lobby of the Le Parker Meridien Hotel, the Burger Joint boasts the best burgers in New York City.
- Rue 57 $$$
Location: 60 West 57th St #1
Rue 57 offers French and Japanese cuisine and even functions as a Steakhouse.
- Marea $$$$
Location: 240 Central Park South
Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattan's most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood.
- Malaga $$$
Location: 406 E 73rd St #1
A bit further from Central Park than others on this list, a trip to Malaga is worth it for this restaurant's intimate, romantic atmosphere and authentic Spanish cuisine.
- Sarabeth's $$$
Location: 40 Central Park South
Known for its delicious brunch, Sarabeth's is a great place to bring kids.
- Café Sabarsky $$$
Location: 1048 5th Avenue
Café Sabarsky often features live jazz music is the perfect place to enjoy Viennese specialties.
- 21 Club $$$$
Location: 21 West 52nd St
American cuisine served in a setting that's both sophisticated and fun. Dine in the famous Bar Room or the romantic Upstairs at 21.
- Sirio $$$$
Location: 795 5th Avenue
At Sirio Ristorante, contemporary interpretations of traditional Italian dishes inspired by the Tuscan standards of Maccioni’s youth are served in a beautiful and engaging environment.
- Met Roof Garden Cafe & Martini Bar $$
Location: 1000 5th Ave, Fl 5
A rooftop garden that overlooks Central Park with a small but adequate food and drink menu for such amazing views. Open May through late fall, weather permitting: Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.; Martini Bar: 5:30 – 8:00 PM; Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Closed Mondays.
— Jesse M. Wheeler