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.
- Isabella's $$
Location: 359 Columbus Avenue at 77th Street
Inventive Mediterranean Cuisine on the Upper West Side. A destination for couples, and neighborhood families of all ages, Isabella's is consistently satisfying and unexpectedly thrilling.
- Bemelmans Bar $$$$
Location: Carlyle Hotel 35 E 76th Street
Afternoon tea is a must for young daughters. Murals on the wall were done by Ludwig Bemelman, who also drew the Madeline books. Bemelman’s is the perfect spot to cozy up with a date or a few good friends and take in the beautiful murals on the walls, a good cocktail and some beautiful piano music.
- 21 Club $$$$
Location: 21 West 52nd St
American cuisine served in a setting that's both sophisticated and fun. Dine in the famous Bar Room or the romantic Upstairs at 21.
- Sirio $$$$
Location: 795 5th Avenue
At Sirio Ristorante, contemporary interpretations of traditional Italian dishes inspired by the Tuscan standards of Maccioni’s youth are served in a beautiful and engaging environment.
- Met Roof Garden Cafe & Martini Bar $$
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.
- Jacob's Pickles $$
Location: 509 Amsterdam Ave
An UWS "den of decadence", this "country-meets-city" tavern keeps 'em coming with "fantastic fried chicken" and other well-priced "Southern comfort" faves (including, yes, "divine pickles”).
- Good Enough To Eat $$
Location: 520 Columbus Ave
This "great-value" UWS "favorite" offers all-day dining à la "Vermont" via a "simple" American comfort-food menu; the "no-frills" setting exudes farmhousey vibes and also offers outdoor seating