Korean Steak House. A wide array of prime and specialty cuts are served as part of a daily rotating “butcher’s feast,” alongside housemade stews, at this Korean steak house boasting a 2018 Michelin star less than one year after opening. D (M-Sa). 16 W. 22nd St., btw Broadway & Fifth Ave, 212.401.7986.
ELEVEN MADISON PARK
American. Seasonal, refined dishes on a customizable tasting menu are on offer at this standout, which was named the greatest resto in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Organization in 2017. L (F-Su), D (nightly). 11 Madison Ave., btw E. 23rd & E. 24th sts., 212.889.0905.
American. Guests experience the comfort of a high- end, late-19th- century American inn at this ever-popular society staple. Tavern dining: first- come, first-served. Main dining room: L (M- F), D (nightly). Tavern: L & D (daily). 42 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.477.0777.
Contemporary Indian. Expertly prepared, creative dishes from Executive Chef Akshay Bhardwaj, spiced and cooked in a clay oven, open fire pit or handi (a deep pot), or over a griddle or stone in this expansive, palatial restauran, which is NYC’s only Indian restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. . L & D (daily). 27 W. 24th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.490.2100.
LE COQ RICO
French/ Poultry. Antoine Westermann offers whole poached and roasted specialty birds, ranging from Rohan Farm duck to Catskill Guinea fowl, in a cozy, country-style space. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 30 E. 20th St., btw Park Ave. So. & Broadway, 212.267.7426.
MANI IN PASTA
Italian. Roman-style pizza is Italy born-and-raised chef Giuseppe Manco’s lifelong specialty. After being named
Best Italian-Style Pizza Maker at the 2014 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas and Best Pan Division Pizza Maker in 2017 at the same competition, he opened two brick-and-mortar pizza restaurants focusing on contemporary Southern Italian specialties. L & D (daily). 245 E. 14th St., btw Second & Third aves., 646.891.0174; 14 E. 37th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 646.870.5851.