New York City Unique Dining Experiences for Visitors
New York City is full of unique experiences that make it a must visit destination for visitors from around the world, among them is the most diverse roster of restaurants on the planet. But how is a visitor to choose? We have a pairings of one-of-a-kind culinary destinations with some of the city’s top attractions just steps away!
Bushwick’s famous graffiti art to be found all over the neighborhood, one of the most vibrant street and performance art scenes in NYC right now (esp. around the Jefferson L train stop)
Dinner, Brunch & Drinks:
Brooklyn Cider House is the first working cidery, bar and restaurant under one roof in NYC. This unique dining experience is the brainchild of sibling duo Peter and Susan Yi and inspired by the sagardotegi (cider houses) of Spain’s Basque Country. The 4-course menu is served communally and includes cider catching, where guests catch cider in their glasses straight from the barrels in between courses. Inside and out, the building’s walls are adorned with murals commissioned by the owners. In warm weather, the largest outdoor deck in the neighborhood welcomes everyone (including dogs) to hand out and try Cider House Nachos, large savory Korean pancakes, cheese, charcuterie boards, their award-winning hard cider and more. 1100 Flushing Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn
The Main Branch of the New York City Public Library at 5th Avenue and 41st Street.
Lunch & Dinner:
Sushi Ginza Onodera is the only 2 Michelin star Japanese restaurant in the US, elevated to this status in the 2018 guide. Guests will enjoy exquisite Edomae-style sushi where nearly all the fish is aged before serving it to customers. This ancient method preserves the fish while also developing umami flavors and creating a more tender texture. All fish is hand selected at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market and flown to NYC three times a week.
461 5th Ave., NYC
Madison Square Garden
Dinner & Drinks:
Across from the “world’s most famous arena” is Butcher & Banker, NYC’s first "steak-easy," where guests can enjoy steak and classic cocktails inside a former bank vault. This modern steakhouse is located in a former Manufacturers Trust Company bank vault underneath the New Yorker Hotel. Executive Chef Scott Campbell worked at some of the city’s most iconic spots including Le Cirque, The Oak Room at the Plaza, Windows on the World and the original Union Square Café. He has designed the menu to be accessible to diners who love steak, as well as those looking for the seasonal, creative New American cooking he is known for. Unlike most steakhouses, the 100-bottle wine list is affordably priced with 20 bottles under $50.
481 8th Ave., Vault Level, NYC
The historic, highly walkable East Village
Mayanoki is New York’s first and only sustainable sushi omakase restaurant, serving only local, seasonal and environmentally-friendly fish. In an intimate 8-seat East Village setting Sushi Chef Jeff Miller, formerly of the Uchi group in Texas, mans the sushi bar by himself as he serves an affordable (under $100) 15-piece omakase of fish rarely used by sushi chefs. Both sake and more adventurous pairings are offered, including local New York State wine, beer, and cider.
620 E 6th St, NYC