in New York City is home to many great boutiques and department stores, and MOMA is within walking distance. There are also many incredible places to eat in Midtown East. We’ve featured some of the best.
Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, $$$
Sushi Yashuda is an upscale sushi restaurant located in Midtown East. Their sushi is selected from all over the world, including of course, Japan. They offer an uncluttered atmosphere with bamboo wood. The chefs at Sushi Yashuda turn sushi making into a science, preparing the rice carefully and selecting the freshest fish. They also pay attention to the ‘energy’ of the fish they select. They design their meals according to their customers’ needs and preferences, so no two meals are the same.
Sushi Yashuda, 204 E 43rd St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 972 1001
Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Opened in 1999, Bukhara Grill brings flavors of North Indian cuisine. The atmosphere is rustic and creative with Persian carpets hung from the ceiling and cups and utensils brought from India. On the first floor there is a bar and a decorative cascading waterfall. On the second floor is the main dining area with a terrace that overlooks Amster Yard. The third floor is for private parties. A daily lunch buffet is offered and they are known for their flavorful kebabs.
Bukhara Grill, 217 E 49th St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 888 2839
Restaurant, American, $$$
Hillstone is a chain restaurant with a location in Midtown East that offers surf and turf. The Hillstone Burger is popular, a huge burger with melted cheddar. They also offer sushi and specialty drinks, and deliver an atmosphere that is both relaxed and sophisticated.
Hillstone, (SW 54th & 3rd), 153 E 53rd St, New York, NY, USA + 1 212 888 3828
Restaurant, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan
Avra Estiatorio is a Greek restaurant in Midtown East offering fresh fish and good service. The restaurant is decorated to look like a villa in Greece. The Kolokithi appetizer is popular, with crispy zucchini and eggplant chips. They also have an impressive wine list.
Ava Estiatorio, 141 E 48th St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 759 8550
Shun Lee Palace
Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
Restaurant, Spanish, $$$
Alcala Restaurant is a Spanish restaurant with a relaxed setting and a back garden. They have a tapas menu in addition to a main menu. Trying the tapas is a good way to sample different dishes. They are well-known for their sangria and their paella and stuffed pepper are popular dishes.
Alcala Restaurant, 246 E 44th St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 370 1866
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, American, Gluten-free, $$$
If you are looking for a budget-friendly place in Midtown East, Midtown Restaurant is a good place to go. It is a diner that offers tasty Greek and Italian plates.
Midtown Restaurant, 155 E 55th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 644 1611
Restaurant, Asian, $$$