The best restaurants in Midtown Manhattan

Which restaurant in Midtown is the best?

Looking for the best restaurants in Midtown Manhattan? Then you’ve come to the right place – because I’ll show you the hottest Italian, Mexican, French and American places where New Yorkers hang out. The choice of restaurants in Midtown is huge – so there’s bound to be something for you!

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, find all of Midtown’s restaurants on an interactive map.

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The 23 best restaurants in Midtown

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    Brooklyn Diner

    American Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Even if the name doesn’t suggest it, the diner is really close to Times Square! The Brooklyn Diner is a diner like it is in a book: both from the outside and the inside. Try the pastrami or the French toast.

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    Gayle's Broadway Rose

    American Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Gayle’s Broadway Rose features singing waiters and waitresses that will sing classic and modern Broadway hits to you while you indulge yourself in a delicious and fancy-looking milkshake.

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    La Pecora Bianca

    Italian Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    La Pecora Bianca, which translates to “The White Sheep” in Italian is a restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table dishes. Their ingredients are locally sourced letting them “shine”.

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    La Pecora Bianca

    Italian Restaurant in Flatiron District
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    La Pecora Bianca, which translates to “The White Sheep” in Italian is a restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table dishes. Their ingredients are locally sourced letting them “shine”.

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    Los Tacos No. 1

    Mexican Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Los Tacos No. 1 in Times Square is rightly very popular: in the “standing snack bar” everything revolves around tacos & quesadillas. Wonderfully traditional, cheap and really delicious. What’s special about it? The handmade tacos taste like in Mexico, because instead of wheat flour (as it is unfortunately often done for cost reasons) real corn flour is used for production. My tip: Take the tacos with grilled cactus!

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    Artichoke Basille's Pizza

    Italian Restaurant in Chelsea
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    Artichoke Basille’s Pizza was founded in 2008 and serves big slices with creamy toppings.

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    Basta Pasta

    Italian Restaurant in Gramercy
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    The restaurant is clean and elegant in style, has an open kitchen and offers a relaxed atmosphere. As the name suggests, they serve great pasta dishes – excitingly combined with Japanese cuisine (for example, pasta with shitake mushrooms) and with great sauces. All organic and homemade, of course.

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    Benjamin Steakhouse

    Steak Restaurant in Murray Hill
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    The stay at Benjamins is always a treat. The steak and wine list is very extensive. So there should be something for everyone.

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    Benoit

    French Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Here at Benoit you can get the French classics like cassoulet or onion soup. The restaurant is famous for its fantastic fish dishes and steaks. Be sure to order the fries with it – they are second to none. The Benoit is also ideal for a romantic dinner for two, as the selection is large and the wines are sensational. Here the emphasis is on French wines.

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    Black Iron Burger Midtown

    Burger Spot in Midtown Manhattan
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    Black Iron Burger is a well known burger restaurant that can be found several times in New York.

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    Blossom

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Chelsea
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    The Blossom is a vegan restaurant chain. It was founded with the aim of bringing vegan food to a creative, new and delicious level.

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    Boqueria NYC

    Spanish Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    If you are looking for Spanish cuisine, the Boqueria in New York is a great option. With four branches in New York City (in Midtown, Flatiron, Upper East Side and SoHo), the Spanish restaurant and tapas bar Boqueria has successfully brought many culinary traditions from Barcelona to New York City in recent years.

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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    Sea Food Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. – Forrest Gump. We all love him and know his story inside and out. So we know what Bubba Gump means, right? A visit to the restaurant of the same name in Times Square is a must for all fans of Forrest Gump or seafood.

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    Carmine's Italian Restaurant

    Italian Restaurant in Theatre District
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    I love the concept of Carmine’s: the portions are huge and – like an Italian family meal – are meant to be shared. Just put them in the middle of the table, add a glass of red wine and you feel like in Italy! The waiters are super-nice and the restaurant itself is suitable for families with children. I was there with my family (2 children) and both of my friends were delighted.

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    Chipotle

    Mexican Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Chipotle is a famous chain that brought Mexican food to the USA. Although there are many Mexican restaurant options in the Big Apple, it is one of the top low budget restaurants in New York. The menu includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas, burrito bowls and salad bowls. You can find the Mexican restaurant on almost every corner in the city.

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    Del Frisco

    American Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    The Del Frisco Restaurant is a luxurious three-story restaurant near Times Square and Rockefeller Center. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows you can relax and watch the hustle and bustle on Sixth Avenue. The Del Frisco is famous for its steaks, but on Thanksgiving you can also order a typical turkey roast menu.

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    Don Antonio

    Italian Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen
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    Don Antonio is not just a regular pizzeria. What makes this restaurant so unique is their fried pizza! It’s super delicious and well worth a visit.

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    Dos Caminos

    Mexican Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Dos Casminos is especially known for its spicy guacamole and the very good sangria. The charm that the restaurant exudes in each of the 5 locations is absolutely authentic Mexican and provides a successful change after a long working day or a strenuous sightseeing day.

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    Dos Caminos

    Mexican Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Dos Casminos is especially known for its spicy guacamole and the very good sangria. The charm that the restaurant exudes in each of the 5 locations is absolutely authentic Mexican and provides a successful change after a long working day or a strenuous sightseeing day.

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    Eataly Flatiron

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    In 2010, Eataly was opened in New York by master chef Mario Batali. The pizza is very remeniscent of pizza and the wine selection is huge. You will also find a large selection of ecellent pasta, salads, and sandwiches. In terms of price, it has to be said in advance that a pizza starts at $15 and can cost $25.

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    El Toro Rojo Truck

    Mexican Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Here you will find authentic Mexican specialties – tacos, quesadillas, burritos and much more. Be sure to try the chorizo & egg burrito. It tastes simply delicious. The guacamole with tacos is also simply delicious.

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    Eleven Madison Park

    American Restaurant in Flatiron District
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    The creations of Daniel Humm are known all over town. The kitchen describes itself as creatively American. If you want to treat yourself to something special, you’ve come to the right place. Attention: It is a little bit difficult to get a table.

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    Ellen's Stardust Diner

    American Restaurant in Theatre District
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    The Ellen’s Stardust Diner is especially well known among the visitors of the city. The highlight at Ellen’s Stardust Diner are the waiters who once were musical stars on Broadway. So if you like music of any kind and enjoy it most during a live performance with pancakes, milkshakes and burgers, then Ellen’s Stardust Diner is the place to be. Here you will find the perfect mix of milkshakes and musicals very close to the world-famous Times Square in New York.

The 23 best restaurants in Midtown on the map

A map with all restaurants in Chinatown can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know.

About the author
Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On this blog, I want to share everything I have learned and discovered, so you can have the best time in the greatest city in the world. By the way: Did you like my article? Then think about becoming a supporter of us on Patreon!

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