Highly acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr’s five New York City restaurants are all new to Reserve this week! The hot, fast-growing group offers a variety of international cuisines and styles — Japanese, Mexican and American — with one common thread: a first-class dining experience. Get seated now in the app.
THE CLOCKTOWER (FLATIRON)
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Located in the New York Edition Hotel, The Clocktower — Stephen Starr’s chic new hot spot — serves sophisticated British fare from award-winning chef Jason Atherton and a great cocktail and wine list. The space is welcoming and old-school, featuring walls lined with vintage photos, a purple felt pool table and Venetian plastered ceiling.
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A modern brasserie, Upland serves hearty California cuisine with an Italian twist. The dining room — lined with copper details, wood benches and shelves of preserved lemon jars — strikes the perfect balance between a warm, inviting home and a hip, trendy scene. The smart, approachable wine is worth exploring.
BUDDAKAN (MEATPACKING DISTRICT)
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Buddakan is a spacious, stylish cocktail lounge and Asian restaurant. The energetic crowd and expansive wine, sake and cocktail list make the bustling spot a great choice for a fun night out.
MORIMOTO (MEATPACKING DISTRICT)
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Morimoto is an upscale Japanese spot from restaurateur Stephen Starr and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto that serves a chef’s special omakase menu — to be enjoyed traditionally with your shoes off — as well as sushi and other Asian dishes. The sleek bi-level space transports guests to the future with its sparkly white decor and illuminated staircase. An extensive international wine list and aged sake selections are available.
EL VEZ (BATTERY PARK)
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El Vez serves up fresh takes on Mexican favorites. The restaurant’s vibrant colors, eclectic cantina decor and large, lively bar create a fun, bustling vibe. Wine, beer and several mezcal-focused cocktails are offered.