Restaurants

The Warren

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). $$$ 

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, 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)

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).

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