Restaurants

The Waverly Inn and Garden

Spot designers and celebrities while noshing on American comfort food in a cozy space featuring a garden. D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun). $$$

The Wayfarer

A modern and elegant dining room—just blocks from Central Park and outfitted with mod light fixtures, high ceilings and comfy booths—serves an elevated menu of fresh seafood dishes (think: deconstructed lobster bisque, raw oysters, crispy-skin salmon and grilled prawns), prime steaks and strong cocktails. Brunch, L (Sat & Sun) & D (nightly). $$$-$$$$ 

The Wooly Public

Grilled bacon "steak," blistered shishito peppers, "salt & pepper" calamari and crispy stuffed olives are just some of the not-so-conventional offerings at this full-service restaurant and cocktail bar headed by the team behind The Wooly and The Wooly Daily. Intricate cocktail concoctions match the equally creatively-painted walls. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$

The Wren

Cockles and mussels with bacon, beer and leeks; Guinness-braised steak and Stilton pie and fish ‘n’ chips constitute this much-praised, modern pub menu. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$

The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum

Museum architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s bold modern aesthetic has been reworked in this sleek and linear space, where Chef Rodolfo Contreras’ refined seafood-centric menu is on offer to art and food lovers alike. L (Fri-Wed), D (Thurs-Sat), Brunch (Sun)

The Writing Room

Dishes of classic American cuisine such as country fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs and seared Atlantic salmon, in a library-themed space formerly occupied by the famous Elaine's bar and restaurant, which closed in 2011. A variety of rotating specials include half-priced bottles of wine on Mondays and $42 prix fixe dinner all night Tuesdays. 

Thelewala

Chef/owner Shiva Natarajan’s straightforward menu, inspired by the street food found in Kolkata, offers natural chicken rolls with fried egg and spiced potato and chickpeas in fried bread. L & D (daily).

Third Rail Coffee

Expertly crafted Stumptown coffee and Intelligentsia espresso drinks are enjoyed alongside Ceci Cela baked goods. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tîa Pol

Elegant tapas—crispy marinated fish with lemon, octopus salad with fingerling potatoes—make for authentic dining. L (Tues-Fri), D (nightly), Brunch (Sat & Sun).

Tianjin Dumpling House

Critically acclaimed dumplings—tucked away inside of a bustling Chinese shopping mall in Flushing, Queens—offered on a customizable menu with a plethora of varietals, including many vegetarian options, as well as fish and meat specialties. B, L & D (daily). $

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