Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

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Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

Michelin Stars, Skyline views and Romantic dinners for 2 is all your need to see in the best restaurants of the Big Apple.

Love Happens selected the best design restaurants in New York City for you to visit while you visit ICFF.

10. Bouley

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

“Sublime from start to finish”, David Bouley’s stunning TriBeCa mother ship conjures magic with nuanced, flawless French cuisine, a glorious setting and pro service that borders on mind-reading; it all makes for an unforgettable experience that’s worth the steep cost – though the greatest gift to Gotham gourmets is its leisurely $55 five-course prix fixe lunch.

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9. Tao

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

this clubby bistro takes over the 22,000-square-foot space that once housed Hiro Ballroom and Matsuri. The menu draws inspiration from all over Asia, featuring dishes like a Hong Kong-style crispy snapper; Shanghainese fried rice stuffed in an egg crepe; and Japanese wagyu sukiyaki. Sculptures and paintings from Thailand and Bali decorate the 400-seat room.

8. Gilt

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

Really, the name says it all about this Palace Hotel stunner geared to the splurging foodie with its sensational prix fixe–only New American cuisine and fantasy wine list, not to mention the exquisite mansion setting and service fit for a king and queen; no surprise, the prices are equally fantastic, but one way or another it’s sure to put a shine on your day.

7. La Grenouille

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

Just about every superlative applies to Charles Masson’s luxuriant Midtown standard-bearer – the last (and best) of NYC’s great classic French restaurants – from the sublime haute cuisine and seamless service to the gorgeous floral displays and overall sense of ancient régime splendor; now in its 50th year, this time-tested indulger of expensive tastes can be experienced at a bargain $36 lunch in the upstairs room.

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6. Eleven Madison Park

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

Top of the line all the way, this New French experience on Madison Square Park is exquisite from beginning to end, matching chef Daniel Humm’s exhilarating tasting menu–only cuisine with world-class service (even the busboys have Cornell degrees) in a majestic art deco space; surveyors split on the cryptic new sudoku-card menu format (an engaging adventure vs. precious), and, of course, tabs are in the stratosphere.

5. River Cafe

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

Million-dollar views of Lower Manhattan, lovingly prepared New American food, first-class service and fragrant flowers are the draws at Buzzy O’Keeffe’s enchanting Dumbo water’s edge standby; even though the $100 prix fixe–only dinner may be a splurge, most feel it’s a fair price in exchange for experiencing the essence of romance or a perfect private party.

4. Daniel

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

When you want the best of everything, Daniel Boulud’s stately East Side namesake delivers the goods, perennially inspiring superlatives for its breathtaking New French prix fixes, stellar wine list and world-class service; at the zenith of formal dining (jackets required) with prices to match, it’s worth every centime to celebrate in style.

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3. Four Seasons

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

A timeless classic, this stunning Midtown modernist landmark designed by Philip Johnson and stewarded by Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini continues to shine with top-level New American food delivered by super-pro servers; whether dining in the buzzing Grill Room with its quintessential NY power scene or in the elegant, more ladylike Pool Room, you’re splurging on perfection – likewise they have fine party spaces.

2. Per Se

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

Fine dining is alive and well at Thomas Keller’s otherworldly aerie in the Time Warner Center, a destination restaurant if there ever was one, featuring wonderfully orchestrated French–New American meals; granted, the $295 prix fixe charge strikes some as outlandish, but à la carte small plates are available in the salon, and there are the added perks of classic Central Park views and second-to-none service (fittingly rated No. 1 in ZAGAT.com’s survey); it’s a lengthy experience, but not that expensive on an hourly basis.

1. Asiate

Best Design Restaurants to eat in New York while at ICFF 2016

With stunning views of Central Park and the UWS cityscape, fantabulous Asian–New American fusion fare and near-flawless service, this jewel box in the Mandarin Oriental (once again voted No. 1 for Decor) is stratospheric all around; it’s like eating on a cloud – and though expensive prix fixe–only dinner tabs rain on some parades, the $34 lunch is a deal.

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