United States Top Restaurants $$$

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Isabella's, Northeast USA
359 Columbus Ave.  - (77th Street) - New York, NY   10024-
   
http://www.brguestrestaurants.com/restaurants/isabellas/index.php

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Isabella's has been hailed for over fifteen years as an "Upper West Side institution" by neighborhood regulars and serious diners alike. Once you walk through its doors, you'll immediately know you're somewhere special. Known for not only great food but for its reasonable prices and great service, Isabella's has earned its place among the must-do New York experiences.<br> Offering both creative renditions and dishes that are sure-to-please, Isabella's inventive Mediterranean cuisine melts perfectly with the quintessential Upper West Side setting, making it the ideal destination for any outing.
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Park Avenue Bistro, Northeast USA
377 Park Avenue South - New York, NY   10016-
 
http://www.parkavenuebistronyc.com

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Park Avenue Bistro loft is available for private functions: Seats up to 30 guests. Perfect for: Corporate Luncheons, Closing dinners, Wine and Scotch tasting’s created by PAB, Rehearsal dinners and Birthdays
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Aska, Northeast USA
90 Wythe Avenue - Brooklyn, NY   11249-
http://askanyc.com/
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Aska, "Ashes", represents new and old, an ending and a beginning. Here, cooking is more than just a craft and chefs are constantly focusing on our ingredients. Vegetables and meats, fish and offal and weeds - all are valued equally. Aska chefs hand-pick the majority of produce served at the restaurant. All ingredients are sourced from humanely-raised animals, sustainable seafood, and local farms. Aska cooks with equal parts forward thinking and nostalgia. Aska always looks to our place in the Northeast while remembering its roots in Scandinavia, its traditions and its culture.
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il Buco, Northeast USA
47 Bond Street  - Manhattan - New York, NY   10012-
 
http://www.ilbuco.com/

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David Rosengarten of Gourmet Magazine calls Il Buco "one of the best, most exciting restaurants in the whole of America ... Lately, after a string of spectacular evenings at Il Buco, I've been uttering the restaurant's name in response to the question 'What restaurant should I go to on my one night in New York?'. To my taste, Il Buco is that good, and that special ..." Mediterranean cuisine, using the best locally sourced and imported artisanal ingredients served in a warm and welcoming environment.
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Lincoln Ristorante, Northeast USA
142 West 65th Street - New York, NY   10023-
   
http://www.lincolnristorante.com/

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The latest incarnation of famed restaurateur (and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO) Nick Valenti's commitment to bringing the ultimate in culinary experiences to the nation's leading cultural institutions. Lincoln combines high-concept design with the impeccable contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno. Valenti worked closely with the architectural firm of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to create Lincoln's unique design featuring glass walls, signature sloping lawn roof and a spectacular view of the reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture. The restaurant's environment is both comfortable and refined – with an open kitchen, bar, lounge, two dining rooms and private dining accommodations.
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21 Club, Northeast USA
21 West 52nd Street - New York, NY   10019-
     
http://www.21club.com/

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Ninja New York, Northeast USA
25 Hudson St - New York, NY   10013-
http://www.ninjanewyork.com/
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the interior of Ninja New York is designed to recreate the atmosphere of the castles of feudal Japan. Comeand experience exquisite japanese fod while served by a staff in fullninja garb!
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Peter Luger Steak House, Northeast USA
178 Broadway - Brooklyn, NY   11211-
 
http://www.peterluger.com/

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Serving the finest steaks since 1887. The finest USDA PRIME meat available. The selection process is crucial and therefore is done only by members of the family who visit the wholesale markets on a daily basis. It begins with fresh sides of beef that usually come from the Midwest. The section of beef used is called the short loin. Only those cattle graded PRIME by the United States Agriculture Department are even considered. It is then important to examine the color, fat conformation and bones.
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The River Cafe, Northeast USA
1 Water Street  - (under the Brooklyn Bridge) - Brooklyn, NY   11201-
 
http://www.rivercafe.com

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What began as the singular vision of Mr. O’Keeffe for an elegant waterfront restaurant took many years of lengthy negotiation with The City of New York before permission was granted to start construction. At the time, the notion of building a restaurant amid what was such an isolated and neglected part of New York seemed like a great risk. Since opening in May of 1977, however, The River Café has been the recipient of numerous awards including selection as one of the five best restaurants in New York by the French culinary guide “Gault Millau”. The restaurant will forever hold the distinction of being at the forefront of what has become the re-birth of the Brooklyn waterfront.
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Grand Tier Restaurant, Northeast USA
Metropolitan Opera House  - Lincoln Center - New York, NY   10023-
http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=30
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Set within one the most spectacular cultural destinations in the world, The Grand Tier at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House is a shrine to elegance and artistry. Enjoy sumptuous contemporary cuisine by chef Jeff Raider, pre-curtain or during intermission, served in an atmosphere highlighted by spectacular chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall. An evening at the Grand Tier is truly an experience to treasure forever.
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Levana, Northeast USA
141 West 69th Street - New York, NY   10023-
 
http://www.levana.com/

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Levana, the premiere Kosher restaurant in New York City...and the country. This Home Page will serve as a guide to a huge array of information, not only about Levana, but about the world of quality kosher cuisine. <br> Some of the information is provided with graphics that may take a few moments to download to your browser (it'll look best on the current version of a browser like Internet Explorer), but the pictures aren't vital, so if you want the text alone and a faster download, please feel free to disable your browser's graphics feature.
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Broadway Joe Steak House, Northeast USA
315 West 46th Street - New York, NY   10036-
http://www.broadwayjoesteakhouse.com/
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Just 3 blocks from the "core" of the "Big Apple" — Times Square — the center of it all! Near the David Letterman Show, Rosie O'Donnell Show & other popular TV talk/variety programs. BROADWAY JOE STEAKHOUSE has catered to every type of celebrity from the stars of Broadway, Movies & Television to New York Sports Teams like the Knicks, Yankees, Mets and Rangers. Most recently we were promoted as a dinner "give-away" on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
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Craft, Northeast USA
43 E. 19th Street  - (Park Ave. South-Broad-Way) - New York, NY   10003-
   
http://www.craftrestaurant.com

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Tom Colicchio's Craft received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nationwide in 2002, and has since spawned a host of imitators for its unique marriage of the finest ingredients, haute cuisine and family-style service. <br> Against the award-winning architectural design of Bentel and Bentel, and under the glow of filament bulbs, diners share from dishes that celebrate 'single' ingredients, expertly and simply prepared. "Simple doesn't mean simplistic," Tom says in his book, Think Like a Chef, and the food at Craft - under the execution of Chef Damon Wise - serves as proof. Favorites include Pan Roasted Day boat Scallops, Roasted Foie Gras, Braised Short Ribs of Beef, the famous Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms, and what many diners describe as the finest Porterhouse Steak in New York City.
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Ponticello Ristorante, Northeast USA
46-11 Broadway  - (46th-47th Streets) - New York, NY   11103-
http://www.ponticelloristorante.com
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Whether you’re in the mood for one of the classics or something a little different, you’ll always find it on our menu. Whatever you choose, you’ll find it an enchanting experience. Ponticello Ristorante is more than just an unforgettable dining experience, it’s a place where memories are made… first dates, birthdays, engagements, etc.
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Sardi's, Northeast USA
234 West 44th Street - New York, NY   10036-
   
http://www.sardis.com/htmldocs/index.html

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In the heart of New York's Theater District, Sardi's has been the toast of Broadway for 82 years. Located at 234 West 44th Street, the restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Late supper is served from Tuesday through Saturday.
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Quality Meats, Northeast USA
57 West 58th Street - New York, NY   -
http://www.qualitymeatsnyc.com
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The new restaurant created by Fourth Wall Restaurants and designed by AvroKO (PUBLIC, Stanton Social, Sapa), is open for business in midtown Manhattan. Chef Craig Koketsu presents a rustic New American menu. Koketsu distinguishes the menu and concept by creating modern interpretations of familiar dishes and flavor combinations, resulting in unique tastes, innovative presentations, and a distinctive Quality Meats style.