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Top 10 Midtown West Restaurants


Midtown West is one of the busiest and most popular areas in all of New York City. If you’re hungry when in the neighborhood, you have many delicious Midtown West restaurants to choose from. These establishments cater to a variety of tastes and preferences, and you’re sure to find a cuisine and an experience that you’ll enjoy no matter what you’re craving. Here are 10 of the top Midtown West restaurants that you’ll want to make plans to check out during your time in the area. 

Quality Italian


Quality Italian is a modern take on the Italian-American steakhouse tradition. It references the flavors, style and tableside flair of this classic genre with unique design and food that appeals to today’s diner. Continuing the tradition of sister restaurant Quality Meats, Quality Italian references old world butcher shops in its unique design, drawing inspiration from the traditional butcher guilds found throughout Italy. These guilds were responsible for maintaining quality control for the meat sold throughout the country, and at Quality Italian, internationally renowned design firm AvroKO references the significant role these institutions had in Italian culture and tradition in each of the restaurants.

Bocca Di Bacco

Italian cuisine from Puglia, Sicily, and Sardegna with the endless selection of wines from small vineyards in Italy. Exemplifying our policy of being “Farm to Table” operated, we use the healthiest ingredients from locally grown vendors. Located in the heart of the Theater District, this new modernized restaurant features innovative new recipes and the use of the Enomatic Wine Systems. With three locations down 9th Avenue  - Theater District, Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen - Bocca Di Bacco has been serving NYC authentic Italian with a modern twist for over 10 years. After opening its first location in 2007, Bocca di Bacco has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.

Dolly Varden


Dolly Varden is a two story cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen / Midtown West. The “Bar Car” will specializes in shared plates and experiential cocktails. The second floor “Dolly’s Club” will offer playful twists on classic American fare such as our Saigon wings, truffle mac and cheese and our Rail Car burger. Get ready for a spirited adventure at Dolly Varden.

Zuma 

Zuma produces some of the finest sushi, sashimi, and Japanese food that you’ll find anywhere in New York City. Their dishes are served alongside sake and other cocktails from their full-service bar. Rainer Becker is the award-winning co-founder and creator of the acclaimed restaurant. 

Zuma serves dinner every day except for Sunday. They are also open for lunch during the week. Visit their website to make your reservation. 

La Grande Boucherie

La Grande Boucherie aims to become a Parisian square in Midtown and one of the most authentic French dining destinations in Manhattan. Located at 145 West 53rd Street, the restaurant stretches the entire block of 61/2 Avenue of the Americas. This one-of-a-kind brasserie is inspired by the elegant and ornamental Art Nouveau style, which evokes optimism from the turn of the century, transported to present-day New York. The gallery (outdoor plaza) is stretching from the length of the block, open at each end, and features a soaring, arched skylight and heated floor. This enables the restaurant to offer year-round outdoor seating options for 150 diners. Inside, La Grande Boucherie has been built to accommodate more than 400 diners in the dining room, bar and mezzanine areas.

Carmine’s


Carmine’s serves an array of delicious Italian entrees dished out in family-style portions. They pride themselves on being the original family-style Italian restaurant in New York City. They also offer seafood and veal dishes in addition to salads and antipasti. Their staff is well-versed in the restaurant’s wine menu and can answer all of your questions about which choice might best pair with your dish.

Carmine’s is open daily for lunch and dinner. You can make a reservation in advance by visiting their website. 

Tanner Smiths

Styled as an early 20th century New York drinking house, Tanner Smith’s brings a warm and unique experience to Midtown. Artfully created cocktails along with our rotating craft beer selection and wine list are accompanied by thoughtful food selections served with a twist. Don’t miss their best asset of Bottomless “Bootleg” Brunch on Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 2pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

Torishin


Torishin started its history in Tokyo, Japan, and earned compliments from the fiercely competitive Tokyo dining scene. Their dream was to share this Tokyo experience with the Big Apple when they opened their first restaurant in 2007 on First Avenue. Since then, Torishin's reputation has grown and been rewarded with popular acclaim from diners and a covenanted Michelin star. 

Toloache

Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions in hope that when you dine there, you too will fall under the spell of chef Julian Medina’s creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies.

The festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche, an amazing wood burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. Your best bet for Margarita Monday in Midtown!   


Benoit

Benoit  is a contemporary French bistro by the acclaimed Alain Ducasse. Guests of this fabulous restaurant enjoy a warm and authentic experience and a menu filled with traditional bistro dishes with a modern flair. In 2016, the restaurant underwent a renovation, bringing a contemporary New York City touch to the classic French restaurant. 

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