The 10 Best Restaurants In Manhattan's Gramercy Park

Emma Hoffman

Manhattan‘s Gramercy Park is a luxe area with private parks and classic brownstones. Of course, there are plenty of fancy, gourmet restaurants in the area, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some good cheap eats as well. Here are our top 10 picks of the best restaurants in the area.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana, Maialino

1. Maialino



Located inside the Gramercy Park Hotel, Maialino is a great place to eat at any point in the day and any day of the week, especially with its views of the coveted Gramercy Park. Their breakfast menu is made up of delicate egg options and perfect pastries. This Roman-inspired restaurant is comfortable and relaxing.

Maialino, 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 777 2410

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2. POSTO Thin Crust Pizza

Pizzeria, Restaurant, American

Interior of Barbounia
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Posto may not be the classic New York slice but it is beyond delicious. Like any good pizza place, they deliver, so you don’t have to get off the couch to enjoy a mushroom slice. The atmosphere is comfortable and classic. Although Posto may look like a classic pizza place, it’s better. Posto is a neighborhood favorite with reliable service.

3. Barbounia

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean

Barbounia has all the delightful classics with some inventive twists. During the evenings, the bar scene is busy, but the service is always good with high energy and attentive staff. They have great meat and vegetarian options, and all the food options are under $25. The name ‘Barbounia’ comes from the red mullet that swims in the Mediterranean waters. This spot is good for a meal for any price range.

4. Amber Kips Bay

Restaurant, Asian

A neighborhood favorite, Amber Kips Bay is a top-notch sushi restaurant and a great place to visit for lunch or a romantic, inexpensive evening out. The food is cooked using quality ingredients, and the service and value are good. The upstairs is spacious, and during happy hour, the place is hopping.

5. Brasserie Les Halle

Bistro, Brasserie, Butcher, Restaurant, French

The House
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Brasserie Les Halles is a comfortable and delicious French bistro with the best classic Parisian dishes. Their French fries have won awards, and their simple char-grilled steaks are cut by the in-house butcher. A neighborhood establishment, the brasserie’s food is amazing. This is a real French restaurant that can satisfy the most intense cassoulet craving.

6. The House

Restaurant, American

The House is located in a historic 1854 three-level carriage house. They just might have the best truffle mac and cheese in the city and a delicious classic brunch with gourmet twists. The House has three dining areas: the warm parlor, the intimate second-story dining room full of light, and the sidewalk tables surrounded by greenery. Diners feel as if they are at a private dinner party not a bustling New York restaurant.

7. Beyond Sushi

Restaurant, Sushi, Contemporary, Vegan

This vegan sushi spot is not your traditional sushi or vegan restaurant. Beyond Sushi pairs locally sourced produce and grains in new ways. These rolls combine different textures and flavors to emphasize freshness. For non-vegans and vegans alike, this place is a must-try.

8. Gramercy Tavern

Bar, Restaurant, American

Gramercy Tavern is high up on the list of the best restaurants in New York. Don’t be fooled by the ‘tavern,’ it’s nothing like the seedy dark taverns you’re used to. The restaurant is split into two spaces. The tavern, which is open to walk-ins, is light and open throughout the day. The restaurant offers impeccably curated fixed-price and tasting menus that are based on seasonal ingredients.

9. The Cottage

Restaurant, Chinese

It’s hard not to love this classic Chinese restaurant that offers unlimited wine and fast delivery. The Cottage is fast and reliable with good-sized portions. If you order take-out, you can also order from Azuki Sushi, which is located next door. The prices at The Cottage are comparable with those in Chinatown.

10. Piccolo Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian

Strawberry waffle
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Piccolo Café is a small, hole-in-the-wall spot with amazing Italian food. The comfortable interior is full of reclaimed wood from a villa in Venice. The food here is simple in the best way possible and not necessarily part of the normal Italian offering. The café is a steal for any meal, and the Italian-roasted coffee makes this place extra special.

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