2021: Manhattan Voted Gramercy Tavern Best Upscale/Fine Dining!
42 E 20th St
(212) 477-0777 – www.gramercytavern.com
It is no surprise that diners continue to point to Gramercy Tavern as their favorite upscale/fine dining restaurant in New York City. And perhaps the best way to experience the most upscale/fine dining possible while visiting the restaurant is to select the five-course tasting menu option exclusively offered in The Dining Room. Chef Mike Anthony makes sure that the dishes continually evolve based on seasonality and what local farmers and purveyors have available. As of this writing, the five courses included marinated scallops, grilled asparagus, poached halibut, sumac-crusted duck breast and, for dessert, strawberries and cream, providing a perfect ending to an impeccable dining experience.
2020: Manhattan Voted The Modern Best Upscale/Fine Dining!
9 W 53rd St
(212) 333-1220 – www.themodernnyc.com
Founded by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, The Modern is a two Michelin-starred, contemporary American restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art. The restaurant’s dishes highlight exceptional ingredients and seasonality in three distinct culinary experiences: a bold prix fixe menu in the dining room overlooking MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, an a la carte menu in the Lively Bar Room, and a bespoke tasting menu in the heart of the kitchen at the Kitchen Table. There is also an extensive selection of wines showcasing diversity and value in both classic and emerging regions. Since its debut in 2005, The Modern has earned various awards, including Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Wine Service, and Outstanding Restaurant Design.