Whether you're closing a deal or heading to a Broadway show, here are 5 great Midtown restaurants to check out.
5 Midtown Restaurants New Yorkers Love
1. Ai FioriInspired by both the cooking of Southern France and the cuisine of Northwest Italy, Ai Fiori serves a sophisticated menu —led by exceptional pastas —from Chef Michael White. The upscale restaurant is located in the Langham Place Hotel and offers views of New York's iconic Fifth Avenue through expansive windows in its simple, earthy dining room. The wine selection favors French and Italian bottles.
2. Maloney & Porcelli
Named after founder Alan Stillman's two New York State liquor license attorneys, Maloney & Porcelli brings the charm and grandeur of the 1950's to today's table with traditional American fare. The bustling restaurant presents playful takes on classics, with a dinner menu that offers guests a selection of crowd-pleasing, supper club-inspired dishes. The restaurant's post-8 p.m. nightly wine dinner includes an appetizer, entree and dessert, along with unlimited wine.
3. Ma Peche
Located inside the Chambers Hotel in Midtown, Má Pêche is an Asian-influenced New American restaurant by Chef David Chang. The restaurant features menus for all three meals plus brunch, and a rotating selection of passed plates are offered tableside to accompany the chef's special dishes —all meant for sharing. The subterranean, large-scale space features Momofuku's characteristic understated atmosphere, composed of wood tables and splashes of wall art.
4. DB Bistro Moderne
Located in the Theater District, Chef Daniel Boulud's DB Bistro Moderne serves modern French bistro classics along with market-driven and seasonally inspired French-American cuisine. Filling the wine cellar are regional French bottles, along with classics and a small collection of exceptional American vintages. Upstairs, the modern and sleek dining room is outfitted with a cocktail bar and classic bistro lighting.
Amali —whose name was inspired by a historical term for lands shared by modern day Greece, Italy and Turkey —serves sustainable, seasonally inspired and locally sourced Mediterranean fare. The award-winning list wine list contains over 400 selections, including many biodynamic, organic options, and complements the cuisine. Equal parts stylish and rustic, the restaurant features a white marble bar, wood details and a private dining room with a skylight.