New York City has countless restaurants with unique styles, atmospheres and cuisine. But only a few are awarded five stars. Of those five-star restaurants, Haute Living chose an even more elite few, the top 5 five-star restaurants in all of Gotham.
1 Le Cirque
With a festive circus atmosphere, Le Cirque offers a setting that is as enjoyable to the senses as the cuisine is to taste buds. On the bottom floor of the Bloomberg corporate headquarters, this elegant restaurant has been a hotspot for the movers and shakers of business industries. For an unforgettable night of tantalizing delicacies try the stone crab or foie gras terrine.
This Upper East Side restaurant is the winner of three Michelin Stars, five AAA diamonds, five Forbes stars and four New York Times stars. With accolades Daniel has received, it is doubtful that anything one gets on the menu will be nothing short of spectacular. The atmosphere is elegant and vibrant, while the menu features Chef Daniel Boulud’s French cuisine inspired by the tempo of the seasons. With a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, guests won’t have any trouble finding the perfect drink to go with a meal.
Make sure to reserve a seat at the 26-table Masa weeks in advance. This sushi bar is one of the best in the world. Chef Masa chose to come to New York in 2004 after opening the highly successful Ginza Sushi-ko in Los Angeles and then selling it to his sous chef. Masa opened his self-named restaurant at the Time Warner Center, aiming to be a top Sushi bar in New York. Mission accomplished, Masa and his staff make fresh sushi dishes in front of your eyes at the candlelit Japanese wooden bar.
4 Adour Alain Ducasse
World renowned Chef Alain Ducasse has opened restaurants in Paris, Monte-Carlo and Tokyo to name a few and each one has a certain theme. His restaurant, Adour Alain Ducasse inside the St. Regis on 5th Ave. focuses on the harmony between wine and food, which influences this contemporary menu. Meals such as the Sea Urchin Homemade Pasta with fennel, garlic and creamy uni sauce are must tries.
5 Jean Georges at Trump
Bearing the name of the celebrated chef, Jean Georges at the Trump Hotel Central Park this menu highlights influences from French, American and Indonesian cuisine; making a truly unique dining experience. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking Central Park, there are not many other restaurants in Manhattan that can offer such a great view with food to match.