Dining at the Inn at Irving Place

Around Town – Neighborhood Dining

Courtesy of Zagat, we have highlighted a few of the best restaurants in our local area. Enjoy!

BLT Prime (Steak)
22nd St b/t Lexington & Park Ave. S. 212-995-8500
Carnivores rejoice over the outstanding cuts at Laurent Tourondel’s sharp-looking steakhouse.
Food rated 25

BLT Fish (Seafood)
W. 17th St b/t 5th & 6th. 212-691-8888
A festive seafooder where the super-fresh catch is served by a smooth relaxed crew. There’s also the more casual New England fish shack downstairs.
Food rated 23

Boqueria (Spanish)
19th Street b/t 5th & 6th. 212-225-4160
Delicious, inventive tapas served in a sparkly Barcelona atmosphere with friendly service.
Food rated 22

Casa Mono (Spanish)
Irving Place & 17th St. 212-253- 2773
One of Mario Batali’s many hits, featuring robust authentic Spanish tapas, packs it in every night. Right next door to The Inn!
Food rated 25

Ciano (Seasonal Italian)
22nd Street b/t Park Ave. S & Broadway. 212-982-8422
A new, seasonal ingredient-driven casual and atmospheric Italian restaurant, with an extensive wine program, includes a bread oven in the middle of the restaurant.

Craft (New American)
19th Street b/t Park Ave S. & B’Way 212-780-0880
Exquisitely simple, perfectly prepared cuisine. Pristine ingredients, but pricey.
Food rated 26

Eleven Madison Park (New French)
Madison Avenue at 24th St. 212-889-0905
Danny Meyer’s elegant & refined New French is warm and welcoming with superb, clean cuisine & ace service in a gorgeous soaring space.
Food rated 27

Giorgio’s of Gramercy (New American)
21st Street b/t Broadway & Park Ave. South 212-477-0007
Food and service way above par, this cozy, affordably romantic and often overlooked neighborhood New American is a reliable pleaser.
Food rated 21

Gramercy Tavern (American)
20th Street b/t Broadway & Park Ave. South 212-477-0777
Superbly crafted cuisine, sinful desserts, seamless service. Essential NY dining doesn’t get any better.
Food rated 28

Maialino (New Italian)
2 Lexington Ave. 212-777-2410
In the Gramercy Park Hotel, the menu draws its inspiration from the classic dishes found throughout the trattorie of Rome, and features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the Greenmarket and other local farms.

Mesa Grill (Southwestern)
5th Avenue b/t 15th & 16th Streets 212-807-7400
Snappy Southwestern fusion by Bobby Flay with plenty of sass and kick.
Food rated 23

Periyali (Greek)
20th Street b/t 5th & 6th Avenues 212-463-7890
The gold-standard in Greek dining in New York.
Food rated 24

Pure Food and Wine (Vegan)
Irving Place b/t 17th & 18th Streets 212-477-1010
Surprising all-vegan menu and sophisticated organic wines fetching meaty prices located just below The Inn!
Food rated 21

Sushi Samba (Japanese)
Park Ave. South b/t 19th & 20th Streets 212-475-9377
Hip, energetic, jet-set scene where you can enjoy sexy Brazilian/Japanese fusion sushi and designer Latin cocktails.
Food rated 21

Tamarind (Indian)
22nd Street b/t B’Way & Park Ave. 212-674-7400
High-end, high-style Flatiron Indian that soothes the soul. Knowledgeable staff & modern, minimalist space justifies its price.
Food rated 25

Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitano (Pizza)
Second Ave. at 26th Street 212-213-8800
Simply put, some of the best brick-oven pies in the city!
Food rated 22

Tocqueville (French-American)
15th Street b/t 5th Ave. & Union Square West 212-647-1515
Civilized dining that’s right up there with the best in the city. Close to perfection.
Food rated 26

Union Square Café (New American)
16th Street b/t 5th Ave. & Union Square West 212-243-4020
Paradigm of a NY restaurant. Consistently voted most popular in the Zagat survey. Extraordinary, unfussy cuisine, casually elegant ambience, with a staff of impeccable manners. Reserve early or enjoy a great meal at the bar today.
Food rated 27

Veritas (American)
20th St. b/t Broadway & Park Ave. S. 212-353-3700
Besides a showstopping wine list, this is a gourmand’s dream distinguished by new chef Gregory Pugin’s skills. Food rated 26

Wildwood (BBQ)
Park Ave. South btwn 18 and 19 212-533-2500
Delicious home cooking in a rustic chic atmosphere serving wonderful smoked out meats. Casual, comfortable and great for watching your favorite team.
Food rated 17

Yama (Japanese)
17th Street at Irving Place 212-475-0969
Colossal, ultra-fresh pieces at amazing prices make up for so-so service and décor in this extremely popular walk-in only.
Food rated 24