recommendations needed for MURRAY HILL and surrounding area.
I will be visiting NYC at Thanksgiving and would very much appreciate recommendations from NYC Chow-hounds for each of the following type of restaurant in Murray Hill or adjoining neighborhoods. I will be staying at the Kitano 66 Park Avenue, At 38th Street.
My wife and I will be bringing our 3 1/2 y/o son (who is very well behaved) so restaurants must be family friendly. We are looking for fine dining experiences without the stuffiness.
For French restaurants I was trying to compare the Artisanal Bistro with Les Halles and would be curious to know which of the two are considered better by the local foodies.
411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
A Murray Hill thread:
I prefer Artisanal over Les Halles. SO liked Les Halles burger topped with foie gras.
Convivio (Italian, in Tudor City - up the stairs past Grand Central Terminal) is not too far from Murray Hill.
Don't know about kid friendly. Defer to hounds who eat out with little ones . . .
45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017
For Italian you might want to try Rossini's on 38 bet Park and Lex. It's Southern Italian that is ok for children. Certainly convenient to your hotel.
If you want a nice diner style breakfast try Scotty's Diner on Lex and 39th or take a walk down to Penelope's on Lex and 30th for more unique breakfast offerings. On weekends there may be a wait but it's not too long.
L'express on 20th and Park has decent food with a French twist but I would not call it "fine dining" It is certainly family friendly.
If you like Asian try Mapo Tofu on Lex and 39th. Very interesting menu, great service and family friendly.
336 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
338 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
Agreed, L'Express is way overpriced. An ok option if it's really late in the evening but prepare to get gouged.
Not exactly Murray Hill but I'd say Gramercy Tavern would certainly be my first choice for the general area.
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
249 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003