It would take about 22.7 years to eat at every restaurant in New York City. The area is home to thousands of establishments, with NYC being a place where many chefs dream about opening a restaurant in.
If you are on the hunt for some of the best luxury restaurants, then New York City is a great place to start. Here are 15 of the most luxurious restaurants in The City That Never Sleeps. For more content on restaurants such as these, check out our restaurants and bars section on our page.
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $200
Marea is one of the most well-known Italian restaurants in New York City. Marea came onto the scene in 2009 and proudly boasts its Michelin star rating.
Marea is one of the more affordable luxury restaurants in the city with their tasting menu only coming in at around $100 per person. If you want to order a la carte, however, it gets a little more expensive. A caviar duo comes in at $325.
2. Baccarat Hotel’s Grand Salon
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $200
Located inside the famous Baccarat Hotel, the Grand Salon is a luxury restaurant serving traditional French cuisine. This restaurant contains inspired dining from Culinary Director Gabriel Kreuther and has something for everyone.
If you are looking for something lighter, you can stop in for Afternoon tea. You may also want to stop by for a drink as the Grand Salon is known for its signature cocktails. It also has the largest champagne list in the country.
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Average Price of a Meal for Two: $460
Housed in the heart of Le District, Michelin star L’Appart is a luxury dining experience unlike any other. You will get one-on-one time with the chef and are made to feel at home despite the lavish food and decor.
Made to resemble a Parisian apartment, having a meal at L’Appart feels like an intimate dinner soiree. You’ll be handed a drink as you walk in, and you will then be introduced to Chef Nicolas Abbelo. You will then enjoy various courses including caviar, seasonal meats, and traditional French desserts.
4. Gabriel Kreuther
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $490
French-trained chef Gabriel Kreuther opened his restaurant in June of 2015 in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The restaurant has been a proud owner of two Michelin stars since 2019.
This restaurant is home to delicious cuisine with German, French, and American roots. For dinner, guests have their choice of two different tasting menus at a table inside of the kitchen. Despite the price tag, there is no need for formal attire, with no set dress code.
5. The Modern
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $500
If you have taken a stroll through the Museum of Modern Art, then you may have come across The Modern. Located inside the museum, this modern American restaurant is one that you can’t miss.
In addition to its two Michelin stars, this venue has won the Grand Award from Wine Spectator, and four James Beard Awards, including Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Wine Service, and Outstanding Restaurant Design.
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $553
If you love Moroccan-inspired food, then Saga is the place for you. Dining at Saga is an experience. The restaurant is located on the 63rd floor of the Art Deco Tower in the Financial District.
The entire dinner takes around 3 and a half hours to finish eating, with many courses to be had and endless views to take in. Unlike many luxury restaurants with a set menu, Saga is able to accommodate both vegan and vegetarian diets as well as dietary and allergy restrictions.
7. Momofuku Ko
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $560
Momofuku Ko has two Michelin stars, which it has maintained since 2009, only one year after its grand opening.
Serving modern seasonal Japanese food, Momofuku Ko is one of the most well-known restaurants in New York City. Momofuku Ko calls their dinner an “experience” asking guests to allow three hours to take everything in.
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $604
Jean-Georges sits on the Upper West Side and serves a unique blend of Thai and French cuisine. This gorgeous restaurant is in the perfect location, looking right over Central Park.
This restaurant is run by none other than Jean-Georges Vongerichten himself. Vongerichten is one of the most famous chefs in the world with over 40 restaurants under his ownership.
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $725
Daniel opened its doors in 1993 within the former walls of the Mayfair Hotel on Park Avenue. The building may seem small from the outside, but the restaurant employs over 150 experienced staff members.
Daniel is a fine dining experience like no other. A typical night at Daniel consists of a seven-course seasonal European-style tasting menu. This two-star Michelin restaurant is home to over 1,570 wine selections.
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10. Le Bernardin
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $746
First established in Paris in 1972, Le Bernardin is the closest you will get to authentic French Seafood without visiting France itself. This establishment has repeatedly scored the highest Michelin rating of a triple star.
Try to book a reservation a few months before your desired visit date. If you are lucky, however, you may be able to walk in and get a table.
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $762
Sitting on E. 30th Street, Atomix is a cozy modern Korean restaurant with a 10-course tasting menu. This is an intimate dining experience in which you sit at the chef’s table directly in front of the kitchen. You can watch as the chefs prepare and plate your food before it is set down in front of you.
There are only two dining times to choose from: 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM, so make your reservations far in advance. If you want to skip the dining experience, then you can head upstairs for a one-of-a-kind bar tasting experience.
12. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $860
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare is a seafood restaurant known for its unique dishes and extensive wine selection. You can watch the chefs craft each of the 15 courses while sitting at the 20-seat chef’s counter overlooking the kitchen.
This three-star Michelin restaurant located in Hell’s Kitchen does not look as luxurious from the outside. To get to the dining room, you have to walk through a fully functioning grocery market.
13. Eleven Madison Park
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $1,314
Eleven Madison Park in the heart of Manhattan is arguably the most famous luxurious restaurant in the city. This breathtaking restaurant was established in 1998 and overlooks the beautiful Madison Square Park. Customers can choose from many different options such as a full meal, wine tasting, light snacks, or all three.
In 2021, the menu at Eleven Madison Park went fully vegan in order to promote the more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option of plant-based diets. This decision has been met with both praise and disdain, but the restaurant’s success has not suffered.
14. Per Se
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $1,850
You can’t have a luxury restaurant dining experience without Per Se. Per Se sits right in the center of Columbus Circle and serves some of the best French cuisines in the city.
This restaurant has three Michelin stars for its outstanding food and service. Per Se features a nine-course tasting menu with vegetarian-friendly options. While at Per Se, it is customary to splurge on one of their 2,000 bottles of wine.
Average Price of a Meal for Two: $2,000
Masa is easily one of the most luxurious restaurants in NYC. This three-star Michelin sushi restaurant has recently raised its prices to $1,000 per person, not including drinks.
Established in 2004 by chef Masa Takayama, Masa is known for its intimate dining experience with dishes served at a 9-seat counter. Masa frequently raises its prices, with the menu recently going up by $150 just this past April.
Try Out One of These Luxury Restaurants Today
So, if you are interested in luxury fine dining, then a trip to New York City should be in your future. These are just a few of the luxury restaurants that call NYC home.
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