Dining With a View

Dining With a View

View from Robert (Courtesy Robert Restaurant)

There is no contesting that NYC is a world-class destination for foodies. However, few restaurants in this sprawling metropolis are known for their expansive views surrounding the city Vanessa Torruellas, Chef Concierge at the Iroquois New York 49 W. 44th St., 212.840.3080) shares her top picks for great NYC eateries that also provide breathtaking views of the iconic cityscape.

Located in K-Town in midtown Manhattan, Gannouri is a Korean BBQ modern and upscale restaurant offer an amazing view of the Empire State Building and Midtown.  Traditional Korean BBQ is served in an elegant and unique way.  Highly recommend to just go straight to the BBQ as they use the highest quality of meats.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.  A pre fixe menu is also available.In the ever-trendy outer borough Brooklyn, Alma is “one of the best Mexican restaurants,” Torruellas says. From across the water, patrons can enjoy views of the Manhattan cityscape from the eatery’s rooftop. Open all year, patrons stay cozy in the winter months thanks to a number of heat lamps that occupy the space. Torruellas recommends trying the tacos de Puerco, which consists of pulled pork with a mango salsa in a fresh tortilla, as well as selections from the tequila menu.

Also worth noting, Torruellas suggests a trip to 30 Rockefeller Plaza to check out the newly opened cocktail lounge SixtyFive, which rests atop the venerable structure. Adjacent to the famed Rainbow Room, the venue serves a menu of classic and contemporary cocktails such as the 1915 Gin & Tonic, with Dorothy Parker Gin, lemon, Angostura biters and Johnnie Ryan Tonic.

Located at the Museum of Art and Design in Midtown Manhattan, Robert offers a contemporary American menu in a modern and sexy dining room.  Large windows to which almost every table has a great view of Central Park, The Time Warner Center and Columbus Circle.  The food is delicious and service is impeccable.  The great news is that the prices are great for all that this restaurant has to offer.

A New York staple, The River Café is the one and only place to go for an upscale dining experience and the most amazing views of Manhattan's skyline.  There is no bad table here and the staff would do anything to make your experience unforgettable.  Very romantic setting with piano music in the background.  The restaurant requires gentlemen to wear a jacket which makes for a very elegant and unique dining experience.  Do not miss the Brooklyn Bridge dessert.  Highly recommended for special occasions.  They are now serving breakfast which I also highly recommend in these lovely summer bright days.


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