In this candlelit restaurant with a brick-walled bar, popular starters include East and West Coast oysters as well as entrées such as steelhead salmon and spring lamb with artichokes, spring onion, nettle soubise (sauce made with slow-cooked nettle leaf and onion) and black trumpet mushroom sauce. In addition, the restaurant offers a rotating wine list and specialty cocktails from top-notch bartenders. D (nightly), Brunch (Su). $$$
A modern and elegant dining room—just blocks from Central Park and outfitted with mod light fixtures, high ceilings and comfy booths—serves an elevated menu of fresh seafood dishes (think: deconstructed lobster bisque, raw oysters, crispy-skin salmon and grilled prawns), prime steaks and strong cocktails. Brunch, L (Sat & Sun) & D (nightly). $$$-$$$$
Grilled bacon "steak," blistered shishito peppers, "salt & pepper" calamari and crispy stuffed olives are just some of the not-so-conventional offerings at this full-service restaurant and cocktail bar headed by the team behind The Wooly and The Wooly Daily. Intricate cocktail concoctions match the equally creatively-painted walls. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). $$
Dishes of classic American cuisine, such as country fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and seared Atlantic salmon, are served in a library-themed space formerly occupied by celebrity hangout Elaine’s bar and restaurant, which closed in 2011. Specials include half off bottles of wine under $100 on Mondays.
L (Tu-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su)