Published on March 1, 2016

5 Rockefeller Center Restaurants New Yorkers Love

Headed to see Top of the Rock? Here are a few restaurants near Rockefeller Center that New Yorkers and food critics love.

5 Rockefeller Center Restaurants New Yorkers Love

1. STK MidtownSTK MidtownSTK Midtown is an offshoot of the downtown flagship location, bringing a fresh approach to a New York dining classic. A chic, energetic take on the traditional steakhouse, this popular spot features smart decor and a live DJ in its dining room and outdoor patio. The beverage program offers an array of wines and handcrafted cocktails.

2. DB Bistro Moderne

DB Bistro ModerneLocated 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.

3. Maloney & Porcelli

Maloney & PorcelliNamed 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.

4. Ma Peche

Ma PecheLocated 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.

5. Kingside

KingsideAt Kingside, Chef Marc Murphy crafts a New American menu inspired by his French and Italian roots. A selection of regional craft brews, small-batch spirits and liquors, and an ever-changing selection of classic, modern and market-driven cocktails are all served up at the bar, while the globally inspired wine program features a diverse selection of almost 100 bottles. Located inside Midtown's Viceroy Hotel, the airy, subway tile-lined space boasts leather banquettes, soaring ceilings and a stylish bar.

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