Dining at a great restaurant is one thing, but dining with a view of the New York City skyline can make you feel like you’re in a Woody Allen movie. Whether you’re looking for a fun brunch spot or a Michelin-rated haunt, these restaurants offer some of New York’s best dishes with a side of #VIEWS.
1 Per Se
Chef Thomas Keller’s iconic three Michelin-star rated New York outpost tops the list with a combination of outstanding French fare and a view of Central Park to boot. This holy grail of New York eateries sits on the 4th floor of the Time Warner Center and features delicacies like the fan-favorite oyster and pearls dish, duck fois gras and lobster en picatta.
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
2 Mr. Purple
This Lower East Side venue is a jack of all trades with an amazing view of downtown Manhattan. Enjoy specialty cocktails like their Hot Maple Whiskey Smash, or come for brunch and enjoy sweeping views with a side of avocado toast and mimosa. Mr. Purple also offers a dinner menu with all-American favorites: chicken wings, beef sliders, oysters and a selection of flatbreads.
Hotel Indigo, 180 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
3 The View
If dining with 360-degree views of the city is your thing and you’re not bothered by curious tourists, look no further. The View is New York’s only revolving restaurant; the revolving floors make a 360-degree turn every hour, capturing the city from every angle. The View offers a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $89 per person, and a Sunday “Mimosa Brunch Menu” for $62 per person, including two mimosas and a variety of buffet options.
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
A Murray Hill hidden gem, Riverpark offers spectacular views of the East River and farm-to-table American fare. Diners rave about the baby octopus, wagyu steak tartare and the grilled lamb chop, although everything on the menu looks mouth-watering. Come for happy hour for $7 wine, $9 cocktails and $5 beers or try the ample brunch selection whilst romantically gazing into the view.
450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016
Expect strong margaritas, Mexican favorites and views from Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood at this off–the-beaten-path Mexican haunt. Stunning views of the East River, Governor’s Island and the Manhattan skyline are visitor favorites, and the menu offers a selection of tacos, fajitas and antojitos that you can devour while watching the sun set over New York. Win-win.
187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231